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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.   

Registration is required for all new students:


Summer 2022 English Classes


Summertime All Levels English

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. 

11 classes:  Monday and Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 am, July 6-August 10, meets in person at Salem High School. Bridget McCarthy, Instructor 

Note:  July 25 and July 27 classes only will meet remotely


ESL Conversation

The ESL Conversation class is for those students with some English experience and 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.

6 Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 PM, July 6- August 10, class meets remotely through Zoom. Bridget McCarthy, Instructor 


Reading, Writing, and Discussion

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.  

 6 Fridays, 9:30-11:30 am, July 8-August 12, 2022, class meets remotely through Zoom.  Michelle Walsh, 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.