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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.

  • English Enrichment

    ADVANCED CONVERSATION

    This class is ideal for students who want to improve their English skills while discussing current affairs.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: Cubberley Campus I-Building 2nd Floor

    Quarter: Winter 2023
    Prerequisite: For advanced English language learners
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 25 to March 15
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: Cubberley Campus I-Building 2nd Floor
    Price: $148

    SECTION B

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 23 to March 20
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: Cubberley Campus I-Building 2nd Floor
    Price: $148
  • speaking and reading

    ADVANCED SPEAKING AND READING

    You will read, listen and watch (on video) short stories about the personal challenges of people from around the world in this class. Then we will have lively class discussions about the short stories.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 18 to March 8
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 7–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 216

    Quarter: Winter 2023
    Prerequisite: Intermediate-high / ESL or Writing Academy Level 2
    Price: $148
    Instructor: Sharon Hampel, shampel@pausd.org

  • English Enrichment

    AMERICAN IDIOMS 101

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

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 24 to March 14
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: Cubberley Campus I-Building 2nd Floor

    Quarter: Winter 2023
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners
    Price: $148
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • Speak Up With Confidence

    FOCUS ON PRONUNCIATION AND LISTENING

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

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: January 17 to March 14
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Winter 2023
    Prerequisite: High intermediate or advanced English skills (non-native speakers)
    Price: $167
    Instructor: Sue Stevick, sstevick@pausd.org

  • US History and Culture

    US HISTORY & CULTURE

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

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 26 to March 16
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: Cubberley Campus I-Bldg 2nd Floor

    Quarter: Winter 2023
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $148
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org