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LMC Expands Fall Community ESL Program - English as a Second Language offered on all campuses

Registration is now open to the community for non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at Lake Michigan College.

Courses will run September 23 through November 14 on LMC’s Benton Harbor, Niles, and South Haven campuses.

Students will learn about U.S. culture and American English language through instruction in speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as field trips throughout Berrien County. At the end of a class, students will be prepared to use their new language skills socially, in the workplace or to prepare for further study at LMC.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level classes are available in the evening and day. Non-native English speakers over the age of 18 are welcome regardless of visa status or previous language training. Course instructors have credentials in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and at least five years of experience teaching English to adults.

“In comparison to last fall, we’re pleased to offer a wider variety of classes this September that meet the demands of non-native English speakers in the Berrien County area. Friends and relatives from abroad who are visiting family can benefit from our ‘Conversation and Culture’ classes. Newly hired employees or temporary workers in business can benefit from our “Email Writing” class to help them better communicate in the workplace. Those looking to apply to colleges and universities in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois as an international student can work on completing their applications by taking our “TOEFL iBT Test Preparation” class. And most important of all – we’ll be able to offer beginner- and low-intermediate-level classes for those in the early stages of language learning,” said ESL Program Administrator, Daniela Ortiz. 

Most classes are eight-weeks long with two class sessions per week. Classes are scheduled either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. or in the morning, depending on which class a student takes.

For more information and registration, visit the websiteemail the director, or call (269) 927-4557. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from LMC. The registration deadline is Thursday, September 12, 2019.

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