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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   


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. 


 To Register:


Beginning English: Remote

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 remotely:  Monday and Wednesday (2x per week), 6:30-8:30 pm, begins September 19, 2022.   Carol Ritchie, Instructor 


All Levels English:  Remote and In Person

The All Levels English course provides practice in English through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Students will learn vocabulary and basic grammar, and increase their skills through topics that may include current events and personal interests. 

Class meets remotely on Monday and in person on Wednesday (2x per week), 9:30-11:30 am, Salem High School, begins September 19, 2022.  William Dean, Instructor



ESL Conversation:  Remote

The ESL Conversation class is for intermediate-advanced level students who are comfortable speaking the language. Classes will focus on improving conversational ability while emphasizing listening comprehension skills, vocabulary development, common idiom usage, and practice in pronunciation. 

Class meets remotely:  Monday (1x per week), 5:30-7:00 pm, begins September 19, 2022. Bridget McCarthy, Instructor


Reading, Writing, and Discussion: Remote

In Reading, Writing, and Discussion, students will read about and discuss various global issues.  Class discussions give students the opportunity to have conversations in English.  Additionally, students will build their vocabulary, reading skills, and reading comprehension.  Additionally, students will practice writing and using various grammar features.  

Class meets remotely:  Friday (1x per week), 9:30 am-11:30 am, begins October 7, 2022.  Michelle Walsh, Instructor 


Intermediate- Advanced English: In Person

The Intermediate-Advanced English course will focus on English grammar forms and structures through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Students will listen to oral stories and dialogues to learn conversation strategies, increase vocabulary, and learn paragraph structure.

Class meets in person on Tuesday and Thursday (2x per week), 5:30-7:30 pm, Salem High School, begins September 20, 2022.  Colette Gavin, Instructor. 


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.