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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: 9 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 16
    (No class: October 19.)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: Cubberley Campus I-Bldg 2nd Floor

    Quarter: Fall 2022
    Prerequisite: For advanced English language learners
    Price: $167
    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: 9 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 15
    (No class: October 18.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: Cubberley Campus I-Bldg 2nd Floor

    Quarter: Fall 2022
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners
    Price: $167
    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 25 to December 13
    (No class: November 22.)
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–9 p.m.
    Address: Palo Alto HS Rm 220 (5 wks In-Person) & 2 wks Live Online via Zoom

    Quarter: Fall 2022
    Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced English learners
    Price: $162
    Instructor: Katherine S. Barg Ed.D, kbarg@pausd.org

  • CONVERSATION ABOUT TRUE RADIO SHORT STORIES (**NEW**)

    This class will focus on speaking, reading/vocabulary and writing skills through viewing, reading, and discussing “Moth Radio Hour” stories.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: September 14 to November 16
    (No class: No class October 5 (Makeup class TBD).)
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 6–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2022
    Prerequisite: Intermediate /Advanced ESL or Writing Academy Level 2
    Price: $231
    Instructor: Sharon Hampel, shampel@pausd.org

    No Longer Available

  • ESL Book Club

    ESL BOOK CLUB

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

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: September 12 to November 14
    (No class: October 17.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2022
    Prerequisite: For advanced English language learners
    Price: $167
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

    No Longer Available

  • Speak Up With Confidence

    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: 8 wks
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM

    Quarter: Fall 2022
    Prerequisite: High intermediate or advanced English skills (non-native speakers)
    Instructor: Sue Stevick, sstevick@pausd.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: September 13 to November 1
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $148
    No Longer Available

    SECTION B

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: September 15 to November 3
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE via ZOOM
    Price: $148
    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: 9 wks
    Date range: September 15 to November 17
    (No class: October 20.)
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: Cubberley Campus I-Bldg 2nd Floor

    Quarter: Fall 2022
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $167
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org