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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   

Winter/Spring 2022


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.   For 2021-2022, we will offer both online and in person classes. 

New Students:  Registration is required:

Beginning English meets remotely:  Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm.  Ms. Ritchie

All Levels English meets remotely on Monday, 9:30-11:30 am: and in person on Wednesday, 9:30 am-11:30 am, Salem High. Mr. Dean 

English Conversation meets remotely on Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 pm. Ms. McCarthy

Intermediate English meets in person on Tuesday and Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm. Mr. Scheinmann

Reading, Writing and Discussion meets remotely on Friday, 9:00 am-11:00 am. Ms. Walsh

U.S. Citizenship Preparation meets in person on Monday, 5:00-7:00 pm. Class begins February 7, 2022


How to Register: 

1)  Click here to complete the online registration form:

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

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

4) 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.