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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.

  • AMERICAN IDIOMS 101
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

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

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: September 15 to November 10
    (No class: October 20.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $128
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

    This class covers the most important and the most basic communication skills needed for success in the American workplace. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: October 13 to December 8
    (No class: November 24.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced English learners
    Price: $128
    Instructor: Katherine Barg Ed.D, kbarg@pausd.org

  • CURRENT AFFAIRS
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

    This class is ideal for students who want to improve their English skills while discussing current affairs. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: September 16 to November 11
    (No class: October 21.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $128
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS (**NEW**)
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

    If you believe that effective communication is the key to success in all walks of life, then this class is for you! During the current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 10 to November 12
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6–8 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: Beginning to intermediate English level students
    Price: $160
    Instructor: Shadya Ghezal, sghezal@pausd.org

  • ESL BOOK CLUB (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

    Do you love to read? Do you want to increase your conversational fluency, boost your vocabulary, and improve your grammar? Join the book club and have fun developing your English skills while learning about American values. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: September 18 to November 13
    (No class: October 23.)
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: For advanced English language learners
    Price: $128
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • FOCUS ON PRONUNCIATION AND LISTENING
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

    Speak English more clearly and confidently. Improve your listening comprehension and master the most important elements of English pronunciation! During the current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 8 wks

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: High intermediate oral English skills (non-native speakers)
    Instructor: Sue Stevick, sstevick@pausd.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 2
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)
    Price: $128

    SECTION B

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: September 10 to October 29
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)
    Price: $128
  • POETRY OF PROTEST (**NEW**)
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

    Poets witness the world. They see beauty and struggle. Poems allow writers to speak from the heart. In this class, you will read heartfelt poetry from many nations and cultures. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 11 to November 13
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Hour: 1–2:30 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: For advanced English learners
    Price: $120
    Instructor: Sharon Hampel, shampel@pausd.org

  • TOEFL
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

    This class is designed to help English language learners understand the TOEFL test and prepare for it. During the current Covid-19 quarantine, our classes are being held ONLINE.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: September 21 to November 18
    (No class: November 11.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Hour: 6:30–9:30 p.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: For high/advanced English level students
    Price: $432
    Instructor: Mitra Bahrami, mbahrami@pausd.org

  • US HISTORY & CULTURE
    (Fall 2020 Online Class — Registration begins Friday, August 21, 2020)

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

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: September 17 to November 12
    (No class: October 22.)
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Fall 2020
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $128
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org