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English Enrichment

These classes are offered for non-native speakers who have tested above our state-supported program or who wish to focus on one specific area of English. It is not necessary to take the placement test before enrolling in these classes. Please see the English as a Second Language section for free state-supported classes.

  • ADVANCED CONVERSATION CLASS FOCUSING ON CURRENT AFFAIRS
    (Summer 2020)

    Improve your English skills while discussing current affairs. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: May 14 to June 18
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: Recommended for intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $109
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • AMERICAN IDIOMS 101
    (Summer 2020)

    Develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills while becoming familiar with many useful English expressions. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: May 5 to June 23
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: Recommended for intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $139
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • CONVERSATION STARTER AND GRAMMAR
    Summer 2020

    This lively class will help you build confidence and overcome your fear of speaking in class and in everyday situations! During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 5 wks
    Date range: May 12 to June 11
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday AND Thursday
    Hour: 1–2:30 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: For high beginning to intermediate English learners.
    Price: $129
    Instructor: Nilou Shokrani, niloufar.shokrani@gmail.com

  • CONVERSATION THROUGH POETRY (**NEW**)
    Summer 2020

    In this class we will read poems about the beauty and peace of nature from Emily Dickinson and also from a group of traditional Chinese poets. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 4 wks
    Date range: June 16 to July 7
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday AND Thursday
    Hour: 10 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: For high intermediate to advance students only
    Price: $112
    Instructor: Sharon Hampel, sh711@hotmail.com

  • THE CRAZY AMERICAN ELECTION 2020 (**NEW**)
    Summer 2020

    Have you been trying to figure out the mysteries of the American Election this year? Please join us if you want to learn about this (and more) before the November 3rd election. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 10
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: For intermediate to advanced English learners
    Instructor: Katherine Barg, professorbarg@gmail.com

    SECTION A (evening)

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 10 to July 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS
    Price: $79

    SECTION B (afternoon)

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 10 to July 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 12:30–2:30 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS
    Price: $79
  • ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD (**NEW**)
    (Summer 2020)

    Are you feeling sad about not being able to travel this Summer? Don’t be sad any longer! Take a virtual trip around the world by taking this class. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 8 to July 15
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Hour: 9–11 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: For Intermediate High to Advance English learners
    Price: $209
    Instructor: Sharon Fekete, sfekete@pausd.org

  • ESL THROUGH FILM (**NEW**)
    (Summer 2020)

    You will explore some of the most interesting issues in the United States today, through the popular medium of film. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 4 wks
    Date range: June 8 to July 1
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Hour: 10 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $139
    Instructor: Kelle Mason, kelleann@gmail.com

  • GROUNDWORK FOR A BETTER VOCABULARY (**NEW**)
    Summer 2020

    If you are an intermediate high or advanced low ESL student or are studying for the TOEFL exam, and are looking to improve your reading comprehension or speaking skills by increasing your vocabulary, this class is for you! During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: June 9 to July 16
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday AND Thursday
    Hour: 10 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced low English language learners.
    Price: $209
    Instructor: Anjani Sarma, asarma@pausd.org

  • US HISTORY & CULTURE
    (Summer 2020)

    Improve your English skills while becoming familiar with many interesting aspects of US history and culture. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: May 13 to June 17
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS

    Quarter: Summer 2020
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $109
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org