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Ana A. Brito Foundation Inc

Program Info

9008 Rosemont Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Yolanda Pupo Ortiz
(301) 803-0426
10 am - 5 pm

General Information

  • Free
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
M, T, T/W, Th/F: 4:30-6:30 pm Monday 10 - 11:30 Yes
The Ana A. Brito Foundation is pleased to provide child care for children 2 1/5 years old to Kindergarten and a second group First Grade to Middle School. No
No
Students are expected to attend classes and actively participate. Students are expected to call if unable to attend a class

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Epworth United Methodist Church, 9008 Rosemont Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support
  • Computer Classes

Baltimore City Community College Citizenship Preparation Program

Program Info

710 East Lombard St Baltimore, MD 21202
Yana Cascioffe
(410) 986-3201
M-F 9-5

General Information

  • Free
Tuesday/ Thursday 9am-12pm, Tuesday/ Thursday 11am-2pm, Tuesday 10am-1pm, Tuesday 5:30 - 8:30pm, Tuesday 6-9pm, Wednesday 5-8pm Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm, Saturday 2:30-5:30pm, Sunday 1-4pm No
No
No
Proof of lawful permanent resident status (green card and social security card)

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Bender Jewish Community Center, Eastcounty Regional Services Center, Gaithersburg Library , Holiday Park Senior Center, Long Branch Senior Center , St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Upcounty Regional Services Center, Westfield Wheaton South

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Tutoring
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens

Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Program Info

6125 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852
Stacy Olivera
(301) 348-3889
Monday -Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
T/TH 10am-12pm No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Bender JCC

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Bethesda Chevy Chase (BCC) English Conversation Club

Program Info

BCC Regional Services Center; 4805 Edgemoor Lane; 2nd Floor, Room C Bethesda, MD 20814
Patti Pancoe
---
any time

General Information

  • Free
Wednesdays 11 AM - 12:30 PM No
No
No

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center - 2nd floor, Room C

Learner Levels Served

  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Briggs Center for Faith and Action - ESOL

Program Info

5148 Massachusetts Ave. Bethesda, MD 20816
Stacey Fannon
(301) 229-7725
9:00-3:00

General Information

  • Free
T 7:00-8:30 pm, W/TH 9:30-11:30 am Sun 9:00-11:00 am Yes
Sundays K-5 Children's ESL No
No

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, Briggs Center for Faith and Action

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Family Literacy

CASA - Life Skills Evening ESOL

Program Info

919 University Blvd., West Silver Spring, MD 20901
Drew Kochman
(240) 491-5746
Mon-Fri 1 pm to 5 pm

General Information

  • Over $50
M/T/W/TH 7 pm to 9 pm Yes
ages 2 yrs to 10 yrs No
No
Registration costs $100 per session for CASA members. Must be at least 18 years old.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Northwood High School, 919 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA Workforce - Wheaton Welcome Center

Program Info

2729 University Ave. W. Wheaton, MD 20902
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
10 am to 4 pm

General Information

  • Free
T/W/TH from 7 am to 9 am (beginner level) and 9 am to 11 am (intermediate level) No
No
No
This is a free drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment at CASA's welcome centers. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Bethesda
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Wheaton Welcome Center, 2729 University Ave. W., Wheaton, MD 20902

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA Workforce ESOL - Rockville Welcome Center

Program Info

14645 Rothgeb Dr. Rockville, MD 20850
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
10 am to 4 pm

General Information

  • Free
T/W/TH from 7 am to 9 am (beginner level) and 9 am to 11 am (intermediate level) No
No
No
This is a free drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment at CASA's welcome centers. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Rockville Welcome Center, 14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD 20850

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA Workforce ESOL- Silver Spring Center

Program Info

734 University Blvd., E, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
10 am to 4 pm

General Information

  • Free
T/W/TH from 7 am to 9 am (beginner level) and 9 am to 11 am (intermediate level) No
No
No
This is a free drop-in class for community members who are seeking employment at CASA's welcome centers. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Silver Spring Welcome Center, 734 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA- Life Skills Morning ESOL

Program Info

734 University Blvd East Silver Spring, MD 20903
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
10 am to 4 pm

General Information

  • Over $50
M/T/W/TH 9 am to 11 am
No
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Silver Spring Welcome Center, 734 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

CASA- Life Skills Saturday ESOL

Program Info

734 University Blvd East Silver Spring, MD 20903
Rebecca Cusic
(240) 491-5750
10 am to 4 pm

General Information

  • Over $50
Saturday 9 am to 1 pm
No
Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • CASA's Silver Spring Welcome Center, 734 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

Catholic Charities Spanish Catholic Center - ESOL

Program Info

201 E. Diamond Ave Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Laura Irwin
(301) 740-2523 x.972
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

General Information

  • Over $100
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturdays 9:30 am - 1:00 pm Yes
Child care is offered at a minimal cost for parents who have children age 3 to 12.
No
All new students take a placement test. Deposit for test and registration is $40

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Gaithersburg Middle School , St. Martin of Tours School

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Family Literacy
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Legal Support

Cedar Brook Community Church Free English Classes

Program Info

23700 Stringtown Rd Clarksburg, MD 23701
Millie Walters
(301) 9636813(301) 5200000
1 pm to 9 pm

General Information

  • Under $25
Wednesdays 7 - 9 pm
No
They need to purchase a book.

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Foundations, Beginner 1, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Discussion

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center - Conversation

Program Info

2730 University Blvd., West, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902
Anna DeNicolo
240-777-4940
Mon, Tues, Thurs 9-4

General Information

  • Free
Wheaton - Intermediate Conversation: Tues, Wed, Thurs 1:30 - 3pm, Wheaton - Advanced Conversation - Thurs, 3:30 - 5pm, Gaithersburg - Tues, 7-8:30pm; Wed, 10:30 am-12pm; Fri 10:30am - 12pm, Germantown - Advanced Conversation and Writing, Thursday 6-8pm
No
No requirements - free, drop-in class.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Gaithersburg Library, Westfield North (2017), Westfield South (starting in 2018)

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Computer Classes

Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center - ESOL

Program Info

2730 University Blvd., West, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902
Anna DeNicolo
240-777-4940
Mon, Tues, Thurs 9-4

General Information

  • $25-$50
Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs, 6-8pm
No
Free if already have the book. Price subject to change; Placement test and registration.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center - Wheaton site: , 2017 - 2730 University Blvd., West, Suite 220, Wheaton, MD 20902

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Computer Classes

Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center - Saturday English

Program Info

2730 University Blvd., West, Suite 220 Wheaton, MD 20902
Anna DeNicolo
240-777-4940
Mon, Tues, Thurs 9-4

General Information

  • Free
Saturdays, 9-11am, 11am - 1pm No
No
No
Placement test and registration.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Westfield South Bldg., 11002 Veirs Mill Road, 5th Floor, Wheaton, MD 20902

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • Native Language Literacy
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

CHINESE CULTURE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER

Program Info

9366 gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Sam C. Hang
(301) 8207200
M-F 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

General Information

  • Under $25
No

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Bethesda
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • CCACC Headquarters, Germantown Community Center

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Citizenship

Chinese Culture and Community Services Center - ESOL

Program Info

9366 Gaither Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
John Xu
(301) 820-7200 ext.8223
M-F 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
Tuesday 10:00-12:00/12:45-2:45, Wednesday 12:45-2:45, Thursday 10:00-11:30 Saturday 10:00-12:00/1:00-3:00
No

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • CCACC Headquarters, Germantown Community Center

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Citizenship

Christ Episcopal Church - ESOL

Program Info

109 South Washington Street Rockville , MD 20850
Mary Belknap
(301) 251-1486
8 am to 8 pm

General Information

  • Free
M 7-8:30pm
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Christ Episcopal Church

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church - Conversational English Club - ESOL

Program Info

9801 Centerway RD Montgomery Village, MD 20886
Kari Parsons
(301) 977-0285
M~Th 10:00- 3:00

General Information

  • Free
Tuesday 10:30 - Noon
No
None

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Christ the Servant Lutheran Church

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Community Ministries of Rockville - ESOL

Program Info

1010 Grandin Ave Suite A 1 Rockville, MD 20851
Cecilia Rojas
(301) 251-2136
9 to 3 p.m.

General Information

M-F 7:00am to 9:00am, M-F 9:00am to 11:00am, M-F 11:00am to 1:00pm S 8:30 am - 12:30pm
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Rockville United Church, , Millian Memorial United Methodist Church, , Meadow Hall Elementary School , Maryvale Elementary School, , Interfaith Clothing Center, David Scull Center

Learner Levels Served

Covenant Life Church (meeting at South Lake Elementary School)

Program Info

18201 Contour Road Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(240) 324-6682
evenings and weekends

General Information

  • $25-$50
M/W 9:00am-11:00am, T/TH 9:00am-11:00am, M/W 6:00pm-8:00pm, T/TH 6:00pm-8:00pm Yes
We provide childcare for our Monday evening classes ages 1-12 Yes
No

Course Location(s):

Learner Levels Served

English School for the Nations - ESOL

Program Info

21925 Frederick Rd Clarksburg , MD 20871
Wendy Uher
(301) 972-0271
Call and leave a message

General Information

  • Over $100
T/TH 6:30-8:30
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Greenridge Baptist Church

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Fourth Presbyterian Church

Program Info

5500 River Road Bethesda, MD 20816
Judith Wortman
301-320-3600
Daytime and evening (leave voice message)

General Information

  • $25-$50
  • Weekday: Evening (5pm-10pm)
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Yes
No
No
Adult

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • Fourth Presbyterian Church 5500 River Road, Bethesda, Md 30816

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

FSI: Family Discovery Center - ESOL

Program Info

1010 Grandin Ave Rockville, MD 20851
Shari Waddy
(301) 424-2989
M-F 9 to 5

General Information

  • Free
M-Th 10am-12:15pm; M-Th 1:30-3:45pm Yes
child development program for children up to age 4 Yes
No
Child development program provided to children under age 4

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • 1010 Grandin Ave, Rockville

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Family Literacy
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support
  • Computer Lab
  • Language Lab

George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy, Inc

Program Info

1401 Dennis Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20902
Jevoner Adams
(301) 287-8980
Monday - Friday 9-5

General Information

  • Free
Saturday mornings 9-11 Yes
Childcare is offered at our Watkins Mill location
No
School-aged children of Adult Literacy learners should enroll in Saturday School.

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Watkins Mill High School, Montgomery Blair High School

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring

Identity, Inc.

Program Info

7676 New Hampshire Avenue Suite 411 Takoma Park, MD 20912
Deidra Squire
(240) 670-8122
9am-6pm

General Information

  • Free
Yes
No
Montgomery County resident, 25 years old and younger

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Up-County Youth Opportunity Center (UYOC), Crossroads Youth Opportunity Center (CYOC)

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support
  • GED Test Preparation
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer Lab

IMPACT Silver Spring - English Language Circles

Program Info

8807 Colsville Rd, Lower Level Silver Spring, MD 20910
Sara Mussie
(301) 2985117
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

General Information

  • Free
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM Yes
Children must be potty trained.
No
N/A

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Center, Clifton Park Baptist Church

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

International Language Institute MD (ILIMD) - ESOL

Program Info

26 N. Summit Ave. Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Hallie Wallack
(301) 527-0600
9:00 - 4:00

General Information

  • Over $100
No
none

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • ILI, MD

Learner Levels Served

Japanese Christian Community Center of Washington, Inc. - ESOL

Program Info

1099 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852
Junichi Saigo
(240) 423-1813
Anytime

General Information

  • Under $25
9:45am - 12:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Yes
From infants through Pre-schoolers
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Talbott Center 2 F on 355 (1099 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD)

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Lado International Institute - ESOL

Program Info

1400 Spring Street Silver Spring, MD 20910
Peter Teichroew
(301) 565-5236
9am-5pm

General Information

  • Over $100
M-F 9am-1:55pm; M-F 6pm-9:46 pm; M-Th 6pm-8:30pm Saturdays 9am-2:08pm
No
Book prices: $50 per book, Levels 1-6; $65 per book, Levels 7-10; TOEFL - $100

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • 1400 Spring Street, Suite 250, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • TOEFL Prep
  • Tutoring
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens
  • Computer Lab
  • Language Lab

Linkages to Learning - ESOL

Program Info

1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 310 Rockville, MD 20852
Debi Edick
(240) 777-1474
M-TH 9:30-3:30

General Information

  • $25-$50
M/W 9:00am-11:00am, T/TH 9:00am-11:00am, M/W 6:00pm-8:00pm, T/TH 6:00pm-8:00pm Yes
Yes
No

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Forest Oak MS, Fox Chapel ES, Georgian Forest ES, Harmony Hills ES, Joann Leleck ES, Montgomery Knolls ES, Sargent Shriver ES, South Lake ES, Viers Mill ES, Washington Grove ES, Weller Road ES, Wheaton Woods ES

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Literacy Council of Montgomery County - Adult English Class ONLINE DIRECTORY

Program Info

21 Maryland Ave. Suite 320 Rockville, MD 20850
Intake and Assessment Specialist
(301) 610-0030
9:30 am -5:00 pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
M/T/TH 9:30 am-12:30 pm, M/W/TH 9:30 am -12:30 pm, T/TH 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, M/W/ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Sat. 9:00 am -1:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
No
18 years of age and older

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Gaithersburg Library, East County Regional Services Center, Upcounty Regional Services Cener, Silver Spring International Middle School, Rockville High School, Watkins Mill High School , White Oak Recreation and Community Center,

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring
  • Language Lab

Literacy Council of Montgomery County - Tutoring program ONLINE DIRECTORY

Program Info

21 Maryland Ave. Suite 320 Rockville, MD 20850
Program Coordinators
(301) 610-0030
9:30 am -5:00 pm

General Information

  • Under $25
No
18 years of age and older

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Bethesda
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Libraries throughout Montgomery county.

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Tutoring

Montgomery College

Program Info

11002 Veirs Mill Rd. Suite 210 Silver Spring, MD 20902
varies
(240) 567-8950
9am - 5pm

General Information

  • $25-$50
M-F 7am to 9am, MTuWThF 9:00 - 11:00 am, MTuWThF 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm, MTuWTh 6:30 - 8:30 pm S 8:30am to 12:30pm
No
Over 18 years, no F1 or J1 visa, placement test

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County
  • Eastern Montgomery

Course Location(s):

  • Westfield South (Wheaton), White Oak Middle S, Mario Loiederman MS, John F. Kennedy High, Bohrer Parent Center@Gaithersburg Elementary, Montgomery Blair High, Gaithersburg Elementary, Gaithersburg High, Montgomery Village Middle, Richard Montgomery High

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED Test Preparation

Montgomery College Citizenship Preparation Program

Program Info

11002 Veirs Mill Road, Westfield South, Suite 310 Wheaton, MD 20902
Izis Weills
(240) 567 8839
Anytime by email or voice message

General Information

  • Free
M/W 6.30-9.30pm, M/W 7-9pm, Tu/Th 6.30-9.30pm, Tu/Th 7-9pm, One on One tutoring as needed - times vary Saturday 8.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 8.30am-1.30pm, One on One tutoring as needed - times vary
No
Must be a Green Card Holder

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring
  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Montgomery College Rockville, Montgomery College Takoma Park, All Montgomery County Libraries

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Citizenship
  • Tutoring
  • GED Test Preparation
  • GED Official Test Center
  • Legal Support
  • Computer Classes

Montgomery College, American Pre-Academic and Professional ESL (APPE) program (a part of Workforce Development and Continuing Education)

Program Info

51 Mannakee St. Rockville, MD 20850
Annette Greene
(240) 567-7262
11 am - 6 pm

General Information

  • Over $100
No
No
No
To begin, students must have some basic English skills as we do not offer Beginner's classes.

Areas Served

  • Rockville
  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus

Learner Levels Served

  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • TOEFL Prep
  • Computer Lab

Muslim Community Center ESOL Program

Program Info

15200 New Hampshire Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20905
Aaisha Salman
(301) 915-5205
10 am to 4 pm/ Mon through Friday

General Information

  • Over $50
Monday 10 am - 11:30 am, Tuesday and Wednesday 4:30 - 6:30 pm Every Sunday from 2:15 pm to 4:30 pm, Fall and Spring Sessions of ten weeks each are offered every year. Yes
No

Areas Served

  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Social Service Support

Our Lady of Lourdes - ESOL Class

Program Info

7500 Pearl Street Bethesda, MD 20814
Maya Wilson
(516) 455-9169
24/7

General Information

  • $25-$50
Sunday 11:30am - 1:15pm
No
The ESOL program at Our Lady of Lourdes is solely for adults, individuals who are 18+ years of age.

Areas Served

  • Bethesda

Course Location(s):

  • ESOL Classes are held at the Our Lady of Lourdes School which is located at 7500 Pearl Street Bethesda, MD 20814.

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Redland Baptist Church - ESOL

Program Info

6922 Muncaster Mill Rd Derwood, MD 20855
Jim Burke
(301) 977 1000
9:00 AM 5:00PM

General Information

  • $25-$50
Mondays and Thursdays 7:00 PM
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Redland Baptist Church

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Rockville Senior Center - ESOL

Program Info

Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive Rockville, MD 20850
Amoke Alakoye
2403148811
9 am - 4 pm Mon - Fri

General Information

  • Under $25
  • Weekday: Morning (9am-Noon)
  • Weekday: Afternoon (12-5pm)
Mon & Wed 10 am -12 noon /, Tue & Thu 10 am - 12 noon /, Tue 1 pm - 2:30 pm Conversation No
Yes
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation DR, Rockville, MD 20850

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • High Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand learned phrases and short new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly and with some repetition; can communicate basic survival needs with some help; can participate in conversation in limited social situations and use new phrases with hesitation; and relies on description and concrete terms. There is inconsistent control of more complex grammar; can read text on familiar subjects that have a simple and clear underlying structure (e.g., clear main idea, chronological order); can use context to determine meaning; can interpret actions required in specific written directions; can write simple paragraphs with main idea and supporting details on familiar topics (e.g., daily activities, personal issues) by recombining learned vocabulary and structures; and can self and peer edit for spelling and punctuation errors; can meet basic survival and social needs, can follow some simple oral and written instruction, and has some ability to communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; can write messages and notes related to basic needs; can complete basic medical forms and job applications.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens

Seneca Creek Community Church - ESOL

Program Info

13 Firstfield Road Gaithersburg , MD 20878
Receptionist
(301) 355-6550
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Information

  • Free
Sat 9:30 am - 11:30 am Yes
7mths - 5th grade
No

Areas Served

  • Up County

Course Location(s):

  • Seneca Creek Community Church

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation

Seven Locks Baptist Church - ESL

Program Info

11845 Seven Locks Rd. Potomac, MD 20854
Ruby Tate
(301) 279-9388
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

General Information

  • $25-$50
T/TH 7-9 pm
No

Areas Served

  • Rockville

Course Location(s):

  • Seven Locks Baptist Church

Learner Levels Served

  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church - ESOL

Program Info

16911 Redland Rd. Derwood, MD 20855
Kathy Hackenberg
(301) 330-4326
9:00-3:30 Tuesday-Friday

General Information

  • Free
Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm
No

Areas Served

  • Mid County

Course Location(s):

  • Shady Grove Presbyterian Church

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • Low Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand simple learned phrases and limited new phrases containing familiar vocabulary spoken slowly with frequent repetition; can ask and respond to questions using such phrases; can express basic survival needs and participate in some routine social conversations, although with some difficulty; and has some control of basic grammar; can read simple material on familiar subjects and comprehend simple and compound sentences in single or linked paragraphs containing a familiar vocabulary; can write simple notes and messages on familiar situations but lacks clarity and focus. Sentence structure lacks variety but shows some control of basic grammar (e.g., present and past tense) and consistent use of punctuation (e.g., periods, capitalization); can interpret simple directions and schedules, signs, and maps; can fill out simple forms but needs support on some documents that are not simplified; and can handle routine entry level jobs that involve some written or oral English communication but in which job tasks can be demonstrated.
  • Advanced Intermediate ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand and communicate in a variety of contexts related to daily life and work; can understand and participate in conversation on a variety of everyday subjects, including some unfamiliar vocabulary, but may need repetition or rewording; can clarify own or others’ meaning by rewording; can understand the main points of simple discussions and informational communication in familiar contexts; shows some ability to go beyond learned patterns and construct new sentences. Shows control of basic grammar but has difficulty using more complex structures; has some basic fluency of speech; can read moderately complex text related to life roles and descriptions and narratives from authentic materials on familiar subjects; uses context and word analysis skills to understand vocabulary, and uses multiple strategies to understand unfamiliar texts; can make inferences, predictions, and compare and contrast information in familiar texts; can write multi-paragraph text (e.g., organizes and develops ideas with clear introduction, body, and conclusion), using some complex grammar and a variety of sentence structures; makes some grammar and spelling errors; uses a range of vocabulary; can function independently to meet most survival needs and to use English in routine social and work situations; can communicate on the telephone on familiar subjects; understands radio and television on familiar topics; can interpret routine charts, tables and graphs and can complete forms and handle work demands that require non-technical oral and written instructions and routine interaction with the public.

Other Programs Offered

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Conversation
  • Tutoring
  • Social Service Support

Vietnamese Americans Services, Inc

Program Info

11528 Colt Ter Silver Spring, MD 20902
Tho Tran
(301) 646-5852
any time

General Information

  • Under $25
Thursdays from 9.45am - 11.15am Sundays from 1.30pm-2.30pm Yes
No

Areas Served

  • Up County
  • Silver Spring

Course Location(s):

  • The Long Branch Community Center and the Vietnamese Baptist Church in Germantown

Learner Levels Served

  • Beginning Literacy ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: cannot speak or understand English, or understands only isolated words or phrases; has no or minimal reading or writing skills in any language; may have little or no comprehension of how print corresponds to spoken language and may have difficulty using a writing instrument; can communicate only through gestures or a few isolated words, such as name and other personal information; may recognize only common signs or symbols.
  • Low Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand basic greetings, simple phrases and commands; can understand simple questions related to personal information, spoken slowly and with repetition; understands a limited number of words related to immediate needs and can respond with simple learned phrases to some common questions related to routine survival situations. Speaks slowly and with difficulty; demonstrates little or no control over grammar; can read numbers and letters and some common sight words; may be able to sound out simple words; can read and write some familiar words and phrases, but has a limited understanding of connected prose in English; can write basic personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number) and can complete simple forms that elicit this information; can provide limited personal information on simple forms, and can read very simple common forms of print found in the home and environment, such as product names.
  • High Beginning ESL learners Program offers English classes for learners who have the following capacity in English: can understand common words, simple phrases, and sentences containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with some repetition; can respond to simple questions about personal everyday activities, and can express immediate needs, using simple learned phrases or short sentences; shows limited control of grammar; can read most sight words, and many other common words; can read familiar phrases and simple sentences but has a limited understanding of connected prose and may need frequent re-reading; can write some simple sentences with limited vocabulary but meaning may be unclear; writing shows very little control of basic grammar, capitalization and punctuation and has many spelling errors; can function in some situations related to immediate needs and in familiar social situations. can provide basic personal information on simple forms and recognizes simple common forms of print found in the home, workplace and community.

Other Programs Offered

  • Conversation
  • Citizenship
  • Social Service Support
  • ESOL for Senior Citizens

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