Add-On Classes at Beltline

Last fall, the Beltline Education Center introduced additional add-on classes for students already enrolled in a morning or evening ESL class at WTCC.   These classes will be offered again this spring.  A new Level 1-2 Literacy class is also being offered .

All these classes have  open registration from January 19th until March 10th.

Add-on classes start on Jan 19th and end on March 24th

AFTERNOON CLASSES –   Meet Monday & Wednesday, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Early Literacyin Room 332C.
    • This class will be taught by Shelley Lee.  She will be working with students on phonemic awareness.
    • This would be a great addition for students learning beginning literacy skills.
  • Level 3-4 Literacy Class – in Room 342C
    • This class is for level 3 and 4 students who need to improve their reading and writing skills.
  •  Writing Step-by-Step  – in Room 325C
    • This class is for students in level 5 and 6 who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.
    • This class will help you develop your skills while gaining confidence in your writing abilities.
AFTERNOON CLASSES –   Meet Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Level 1-2 Literacy Class – in Room 332C
    • This class is for level 1 and 2 students who need to improve their reading and writing skills
  • Pronunciation and Grammar  – in Room 325C
    • Students will work on blends, spelling patterns, and consonant sounds along with learning and practicing grammar rules.
    • This class is available for students in levels 4, 5, and 6.
  • ABE Writing Class – in Room 320C
    • This class is for students in ERV or ABE classes who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.
    • This class will help you develop your skills while gaining confidence in your writing abilities.
EVENING CLASSES
  • Writing Practice – in room 342C
    • In this unique class, you will receive individual attention and guidance from the teacher to improve your writing.
    • This class is for students in ESL levels 4, 5, 6, and ERV who want to improve their writing.
    • Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Reading & Vocabulary – in room 342C
    • Learn creative techniques authors use to express ideas
    • Explore various styles of writing including song lyrics and poetry
    • Practice pronunciation and speaking by reading aloud
    • Experience the places you can go when you read!!
    • This class is for students in ESL levels 4, 5, 6, and ERV who want to improve their writing.
    • Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

For more information, call 919-334-1501 ESL Help Desk or contact Megan Heard, meheard@waketech.edu

Welcome to Wake Tech’s ESL Blogs

From this “ESL Central” blog page, you can link to our other ESL blogs:  English LanguageCivics, Culture, & CommunityJob Skills & Opportunities, and Citizenship preparation classes.  The Teacher Resources blog includes our ESL curriculum, lesson plans, and other useful links for instructors.

At the top of this page, you’ll find information on our ESL classes, ESL sites (locations & registration dates), ESL Student Resources, and Computers and Technology. Other classes for ESL students, such as Citizenship, Career-Focused, and Beyond the Basics (“advanced ESL”) are listed on the right under ESL classes.  We hope you find these pages useful. Please leave your comments at the bottom of any post.

New ESL classes at the Beltline Center!

There are NEW CLASSES at the Beltline Education Center (BEC) this fall semester!  (3200 Bush Street, Raleigh NC 27609)

All these classes are still open for registration until November 23rd.

 

AFTERNOON CLASSES –  From Oct. 12 – Dec. 9, 2015.   Meet Monday & Wednesday, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Early Literacyin Room 332C.
    • This class will be taught by Shelley Lee.  She will be working with students on phonemic awareness.
    • This would be a great addition for students learning beginning literacy skills.
  • Level 3-4 Literacy Class – in Room 342C
    • This class is for level 3 and 4 students who need to improve their reading and writing skills.
  •  Writing Step-by-Step  – in Room 325C
    • This class is for students in level 5 and 6 who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.
    • This class will help you develop your skills while gaining confidence in your writing abilities.
AFTERNOON CLASSES –  From Oct. 13 – Dec. 10, 2015.   Meet Tuesday & Thursday, 12:30-2:30 pm
  • Pronunciation and Grammar  – in Room 325C
    • Students will work on blends, spelling patterns, and consonant sounds along with learning and practicing grammar rules.
    • This class is available for students in levels 4, 5, and 6.
  • ABE Writing Class – in Room 320C
    • This class is for students in ERV or ABE classes who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.
    • This class will help you develop your skills while gaining confidence in your writing abilities.
EVENING CLASSES – From Oct. 12 – Dec. 10, 2015.
  • Writing Practice – in room 342C
    • In this unique class, you will receive individual attention and guidance from the teacher to improve your writing.
    • This class is for students in ESL levels 4, 5, 6, and ERV who want to improve their writing.
    • Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Reading & Vocabulary – in room 342C
    • Learn creative techniques authors use to express ideas
    • Explore various styles of writing including song lyrics and poetry
    • Practice pronunciation and speaking by reading aloud
    • Experience the places you can go when you read!!
    • This class is for students in ESL levels 4, 5, 6, and ERV who want to improve their writing.
    • Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

For more information, call 919-334-1501 ESL Help Desk or contact Megan Heard, meheard@waketech.edu

New mobile ESL library at Highland United Methodist Church!

A brand new reading library is now available for students attending ESL classes at our Highland United Methodist Church (HUMC) location! This new mobile ESL library contains books for ESL level 1 to level 6.  Extensive reading is known to increase students’ knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and American culture, so we are thrilled to have this new resource available. Students attending classes at HUMC may ask their teachers for  more details on how to check out a book.

Thank you to ESL Supervisor, Kathie Baggott, and her daughter, Elizabeth, for providing our students with this wonderful new resource. This project was a part of Elizabeth’s Gold Award project through the Girl Scouts of America.  We are sure that Miss Baggott has a bright future ahead of her!

HUMC Extensive Reading Students

Wake Tech ESL students showing off their books!

Sample of books at HUMC

Some of the books available at the new mobile library

 

April 22 is Earth Day!

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Since 1970, people around the U.S. and around the world have celebrated Earth Day on April 22 each year.

Here is a short video from the National Constitution Center called “The Story of Earth Day.” In this episode, you can find out about  the origins of Earth Day and the history of the environmental movement in the United States. Find out why protecting our environment is so important, and take a look at some easy ways you can make your life more green every day!

Click on this link to see the video:  http://constitutioncenter.org/learn/hall-pass/earth-day

 

 

Four New Afternoon Classes at the Beltline Center (BLTC)

* Level 1 Literacy – April 20 – June 24, 2015. Registration is on first day of class; meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30, Beltline Center, room 332C

This class will be taught by Shelley Lee. She will be working with students on phonemic awareness. This class would be a great addition for students struggling with beginning literacy skills.

* Writing Step-by-Step –  April 20 – June 24, 2015. Registration is on first day of class; meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30, Beltline Center, room 342C

This class is for students in Level 5 and 6 who need to improve their writing skills for work or school.  It will include:  *Organization  *Writing Strategies  *Vocabulary  *Grammar  *Drafting  *Revising

* ABE Writing Class – April 21 – June 25, 2015. Registration is on first day of class; meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-2:30, Beltline Center, room 342C

This class if for students in ERV or ABE who need to improve their writings skills for work or school.  It will include:  *Brainstorming  *Analyzing  *Sequencing  *Editing  *Revising

* Burlington English – April 20 – May 15, 2015. Registration is on first day of class; meets on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:30-2:30, Beltline Center, room 224B

This class is for students in any level who want to improve their English skills in the computer lab. Students will work on listening, speaking, reading, writing, and vocabulary in English.

All classes are free of charge for qualifying ESL, ERV or ABE students. For more information, call the ESL Help Desk at (919) 334-1501 OR contact Megan Heard, meheard@waketech.edu

The Beltline Education Center is located at 3200 Bush St. Raleigh, NC 27609

Map: http://www.waketech.edu/about-wake-tech/locations/beltline-education-center