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Continuing and Alternative Education: English As A Second Language

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English As A Second Language

English as a Second Language  

Summer 2024

Registration is required for new students:

Fall 2024 Classes Begin on September 16, 2024

Open House for New Students: September 9, 2024


The English as a Second Language program is designed for non-native speakers of English ages 18 plus and who are not enrolled in school.  The instructional focus is on providing students the opportunity to speak, write, listen, and read English.  Students will work at their own level and have multiple opportunities to practice their language skills.  

E.S.L. classes are Free and open to New Hampshire residents or employees only.  Registration is required; new students will need to visit the Continuing Education office located at Salem High School to take a placement test. 


Summer English Conversation

In this class, students will practice conversational English through discussion, role plays, and games. They will explore popular topics and common idioms while increasing their confidence in using English.  Class is for students who feel comfortable carrying on a conversation in English.

Class meets:  4 Wednesdays, July 10-31, 2024, 9:30-11:30 am, Salem High School.  Teacher: Colette Gavin


Summer Beginning English

The Beginning English course is for those who have little to no experience using the English language. Students will practice communicating in English, and will develop basic speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Class will cover pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition skills. 

Class meets:  Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-7:00 pm, July 2-August 1, 2024, Salem High School.  Teacher: Leeann Graichen


To register:

1)  Upon registration, you will be contacted by a staff member in the Continuing Education office to discuss your goals and  the expectations of the course. 

2) New students to the program will be asked to take a Reading Placement test (Part 1 and Part 2).  This helps us to understand your current level and to place you in the best class. 

3) Once you complete the remote Reading Placement tests, you will receive information about accessing the class.

Note: Remote testing requires Google Chrome. To download and install the latest version of the Chrome browser, go to .  The Placement test will not work on Safari, Firefox or Internet Explorer.