English as a Second Language (ESL) - Spring 2008 Courses

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WestConn’s ESL Adult Certificate Program is designed with the working student in mind. Classes are conveniently scheduled around a four-part program that not only offers the “nuts and bolts” of English, but also immerses the student in the sound, culture and history of the language.

Students register for the following courses:

Essentials of English is an intermediate course focusing on effective grammar, reading and writing. Whether you need to brush up on your English language skills, or just evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, this course will put you on the right track in a relaxed, friendly

The English Experience, an advanced course that prepares the student for college-level English courses, offers an emphasis on constructive conversation, research methods, composition and grammar usage. Students in this course deliver a presentation on a topic important to them.
American culture, history, and the role of immigrants in society will be topics of concentration.

Effective Speech and Pronunciation emphasizes the importance of proper speech as it teaches how to utilize the vast resources available to students wishing to understand linguistics and articulation. Correct usage of the American dictionary is covered as a key tool for learning the “building blocks” of words.

Course schedules and costs:

Essentials of English (CRN 41735): Jan. 23  – May 17, Mon. & Wed., 6:45 pm– 8:15 pm,
Science Building, Rm 122. . Cost: $495.

The English Experience (CRN 41736): Jan. 22 – May 17, Tues. & Thurs., 7:00 pm– 8:30 pm,
Science Building Rm 122. Cost: $495.

Effective Speech and Pronunciation (CRN 41737): Jan. 25 – May 9, Fridays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Science Building RM 122. Cost: $300.

Students should arrange to purchase required books at the WestConn bookstore, located in the Midtown Student Center.

Program requirements

Prospective students must complete a registration form, student evaluation form and present two forms of identification at the time of registration.

For more information, call the Division of Graduate Studies and External Programs at
(203) 837-8243. English as a Second Language Certificate Program at Western Connecticut State University, Division of Graduate Studies and External Programs, 181 White
Street, Danbury, CT 06810.

Program coordinator Marcia S. Kendall, who speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese, and who has taught ESL in the greater Danbury area for the past nine years, launched The ESL Adult Certificate Program at WestConn in 2002. She earned her master of arts degree at WestConn. Kendall also is active in the Danbury community. To learn more about the program, call her at (203) 791-2721, or e-mail kendallm@wcsu.edu.

Registration Information

Registration begins December 5, 2007

Download registration form

Mail: WCSU Division of Graduate Studies and External Programs, Old Main 206,
181 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Fax: (203) 837-8326
In-person: Old Main 206, WCSU Midtown campus.

For registration inquiries, please call (203) 837-8243.  Early registration is strongly recommended to ensure that courses will run.


No refunds after the second day of class.

Courses include a $10 non-refundable registration fee.

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