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Bunker Hill Community College Introduces New Language Institute

Thursday, January 16, 2020

BOSTON, January 16, 2020—New this spring, Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) Division of Workforce and Economic Development launched its new Language Institute as part of its roster of Community Education and Adult Pathways Programs. Language Institute courses will include Intensive English, Basic English as a Second Language (BESL), and Spanish.

Intensive English and BESL courses allow students to improve their English skills for their careers, personal or academic use. Both programs provide direct pathways for students to continue as students at the College.

Intensive English classes are perfect for English Language Learners (ELL), looking to learn more English quickly. Intensive English classes are just seven weeks, 20-hours per week and offered mornings, Tuesday-Friday, at four proficiency levels each term. Spring classes for Intensive English begin January 21 and March 24.

BESL offers convenient and affordable semester-long English classes at $389 for 60 hours of instruction. Classes begin on January 27.

The Language Institute will also offer weekend Beginning Spanish classes for individuals with little or no Spanish background. Spanish classes are $135 and begin on February 22.

For more information and registration, visit bhcc.edu/ce/languageinstitute or contact Sonia Sharma at 617-228-2462.

Media Contact:
Karen M. Norton, Executive Director of Integrated Marketing and Communications
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617) 228-2177; Email: kmnorton@bhcc.edu


About Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak 75 languages.