Strands of ESL

StrandDescription
Foundational ESL Designed to help students learn the foundational English skills necessary for daily living and academic advancement.  The skills students will work on in these courses will prepare them to enroll in Civic Engagement ESL, Work Readiness ESL, or College and Career Readiness ESL.
Civic Engagement ESL

Designed for students interested in adapting to American culture, learning about the U.S. political system, and/or preparing for the citizenship exam.  Civic Engagement courses offer English literacy instruction (reading, writing, listening and speaking) integrated with:

  • U.S. History.
  • community resources.
  • civic participation.
  • citizenship.
Work Readiness ESL

Designed for students interested in immediate employment.  Work Readiness courses offer English literacy instruction (reading, writing, listening and speaking) integrated with:

  • career exploration.
  • Pre-Pathways (ex. hospitality, woodworking or warehouse distribution).
  • job readiness skills.
  • customized on-site workplace education.
College and Career Readiness ESL

Designed for students interested in pursuing further job training and/or college.  College and Career Readiness ESL offers English literacy instruction (reading, writing, listening and speaking) integrated with: