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English as a Second Language
(ESL) - Level 1

WESL-001 English as a Second Language - ESL Level 1 (60 hours)
Fee: $299 Plus cost of the Book/s

For more Information, please contact:

English Language Learners Office
Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Room 268

  • Phone: 413-755-4063


Fall 2019

SectionDate & Time
D11 Sept 10 - Nov. 14, Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
E11 Sept 10 - Nov. 14, Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Required Books and Materials

Ventures Level 1 Student's Book & Workbook
ISBN-13: 9781108646017
2 Book Set
$29.96 after promotional code

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Course Description

This is an introductory course that emphasizes the basics of conversation, reading, writing, and vocabulary development. The focus of the course is on improving listening comprehension and increasing conversational fluency. Reading techniques such as identifying the main idea and details, guessing the meaning of new words from context, and skimming and scanning are covered. Through a broad range of student-centered activities, students are given the opportunities to practice and reinforce important grammatical structures and patterns.

Students who successfully complete Level I can continue to ESL-Level 2


No Prerequisites

Suggested Enrollment Process

Please visit the English Langauge Learners Office located in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), room 268 or call 413-755-4063.

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