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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.

  • US History and Culture

    FREE SESSION — US HISTORY AND CULTURE (**NEW**)
    (Live Online)

    This one-session class is for students who want to improve their English skills while becoming familiar with US history and culture.

    Duration: One Session
    Date range: September 9
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–10:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2021
    Prerequisite: Intermediate high to advanced English learners
    Price: No Fee
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • English Enrichment

    AMERICAN IDIOMS 101

    Develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills while becoming familiar with many useful English expressions.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: September 14 to October 19
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2021
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • Business Communications

    BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
    (In-Person & Online)

    The Business Communication class covers the most important and the most basic communication skills needed for success in the American workplace.

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: October 26 to December 14
    (No class: November 23.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 213 (4 wks In-Person) & 3 wks Live Online

    Quarter: Fall 2021
    Prerequisite: High intermediate to advanced English learners
    Price: $120
    Instructor: Katherine S. Barg Ed.D, kbarg@pausd.org

  • English Enrichment

    CONVERSATION STARTER AND GRAMMAR

    In this lively class you will build confidence and overcome your fear of speaking in class and in everyday situations.

    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2021
    Prerequisite: For high beginning to intermediate English learners
    Instructor: Nilou Shokrani, nshokrani@pausd.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: August 30 to October 11
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 10 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $96
    No Longer Available

    SECTION B

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: August 30 to October 18
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $96
    No Longer Available

    SECTION C

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: October 25 to December 6
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 10 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $96

    SECTION D

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: October 25 to December 6
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $96
  • Teacher Helping Student

    ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR THE ADVANCED ESL STUDENT (**NEW**)

    English Grammar for the Advanced ESL Student is intended for students who have completed or tested out of the state-supported ESL classes, or for self-selected students who wish to enhance their English skills.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: September 15 to October 20
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2021
    Prerequisite: For advanced English language learners
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • ESL Book Club

    ESL BOOK CLUB

    Join the book club and have fun developing your English skills while learning about American values!

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: September 13 to October 18
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2021
    Prerequisite: For advanced English language learners
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • English Enrichment

    FOCUS ON PRONUNCIATION AND LISTENING

    Speak English more clearly and confidently. Improve your listening comprehension and master the most important elements of English pronunciation!

    Duration: 7 wks

    Quarter: Fall 2021
    Prerequisite: High intermediate oral English skills (non-native speakers)
    Price: $128 Each Section
    Instructor: Sue Stevick, sstevick@pausd.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: August 23 to October 11
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $128

    SECTION B

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: August 26 to October 7
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $128

    SECTION C

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: October 18 to December 6
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $128

    SECTION D

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: October 14 to December 9
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $128
  • English Enrichment

    REVIEWING BASIC VERB TENSES WITH ESL LIBRARY
    —(Live Online)

    Get extra practice with the simple past, simple present, present continuous, and future verb tenses!

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: September 14 to October 19
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 12:30–2:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Summer 2021
    Prerequisite: Students should have completed beginning low ESL and be eligible for beginning high ESL
    Price: $132
    Instructor: Michelle Skowbo, mskowbo@pausd.org

    No Longer Available

  • US History and Culture

    US HISTORY & CULTURE

    Improve your English skills while becoming familiar with many interesting aspects of US history and culture.

    Duration: 6 wks
    Date range: September 16 to October 21
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2021
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $96
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org