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CLASSES

LEVEL 1

Dr. Joan Fulenwider

Units 1-6 in LifePrints book 1 – introductions, present tense of regular verbs, present progressive tense, simple contractions, Wh- questions, would like + infinitive, giving personal information, giving directions, expressing emotions and needs, pronouns, verb to be, possessives…..

LEVEL 2

Carlos Gutierrez

Carmen Farias

Units 7-12 LifePrints book 1 – describing symptoms, identifying parts of body, modals, using how much, dealing with money,prepositions of time, simple past tense of verb to be, describing problems, adverbs of frequency, expressing likes/dislikes, imperatives, nouns: count/noncount, superlatives, comparing/contrasting,….

LEVEL 3

Dr Harold Lopez - Instructor

Eduardo Sanchez - Instructor

Units 1-6 LifePrints book 2 – asking/answering questions about getting a job, modals can/can't; positive/negative imperatives, giving reasons/explanations, negative questions, expressing needs, demonstratives, describing problems, regular and irregular past tense, dealing with money….

LEVEL 4

Cherie Krienitz - Instructor

Unit 7-12 LifePrints book 2 – comparative adjectives, following doctor's directions, asking for information, sequence words, future tense: will, modals, expressing concern, asking for clarification, describing problems, reporting success, adverbs of time, future (going to), past tense vs. past continuous past…

LEVEL 5

Lillian Schafer - Instructor

Units 1-6 LifePrints book 3 – future tense: imperatives, where questions + modals, making small talk, requesting information over the phone, complaining, correcting, adverbs of indefinite frequency, passive voice, reflexive pronouns, following directions, reporting events; verifying & expressing preferences; past tense in time clauses prepositions of time & place

LEVEL 6

Liz Bennett - Instructor

Units 7-12 LifePrints book 3 – If/then statements, present perfect tense, giving/accepting apologies; expressing emotions, uncertainty and confusion; persuading, stating a position/expressing opinions; explaining/describing problem & events; using should; dependent clauses of reason, past and present participle verbs;

LEVEL 7

Liz Bennett - Instructor

Michael Brown - Instructor

Endeavor 7 – reading and writing-based program with 10 comprehensive lessons: word building, develop fluency and writing skills/strategies while covering these topics: Health, work, family, community, school and education, civics and government, sports and recreation, housing and transportation, consumerism and money.

LEVEL 8

Liz Bennett - Instructor

Bernie Garza - Instructor

Endeavor 8 – reading and writing-based program with 10 comprehensive lessons : word building, develop fluency and writing skills/strategies while covering these topics: Health, work, family, community, school and education, civics and government, sports and recreation, housing and transportation, consumerism and money

BEGINNER'S CONVERSATION

Jason Ong - Instructor

(At Work in U.S.) simple, basic conversation which encourages oral reading and builds pronunciation, spelling and vocabulary proficiency



INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION

JoAnn Vincent - Instructor


Compelling American Conversations textbook includes 15 in-depth, thematic chapters with fluency-focused speaking exercises and short writing tasks; engaging online activities where students "search and share" information from the internet with their classmates. Tailored for adult American immigrants studying English to improve their speaking skills.

ADVANCED CONVERSATION

Judy Spong - Instructor

Compelling Conversations textbook is an innovative, fluency-focused textbook for advanced ESL students; primarily used in conversation classes, community colleges, adult schools, and private> tutors, thematic chapters with over 1350 questions and 500 memorable quotations and proverbs. Must be level 5 and above to enroll.

INTERMEDIATE WRITING

Marcela Wilson - Instructor

review grammar and structure; paragraph development: narrative, descriptive, cause or effect; instructor tailors course to students' needs. Must be level 5 and above to enroll.



PRONUNCIATION

Al Lazzeri - Instructor


emphasizes speaking, sound discrimination, and standard intonation patterns in American-style English. Perfect for ESL students, TOEFL and TOEIC test takers and all others for whom English is a second language and who want to improve their pronunciation. Must be level 5 and above to enroll

HEALTH LITERACY

Mary Choroszy

Use Health Stories textbook; a healthy dose of readings and language activities to help adults navigate the U.S. health care system; will give talks about diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cancer.


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German Lopez


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Susana Cuellar


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Maria Yupe


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John Cuadros

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