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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

    Develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills while becoming familiar with many useful English expressions. During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 9 wks
    Date range: January 19 to March 16
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $166
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • CURRENT AFFAIRS

    This class is ideal for students who want to improve their English skills while discussing current affairs. During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 27 to March 17
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Hour: 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $147
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS (**NEW**)

    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 period, these classes are being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: Section (A): Beginning low to beginning high; Section (B) Beginning high to intermediate high
    Price: $147 (Each Section)
    Instructor: Shadya Ghezal, sghezal@pausd.org

    SECTION A

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 12 to March 2
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE
    Price: $147

    SECTION B

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 14 to March 4
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE
    Price: $147
  • ESL BOOK CLUB

    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 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 15 to March 19
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: For advanced English language learners
    Price: $184
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org

  • FOCUS ON PRONUNCIATION AND LISTENING

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

    Duration: 8 wks
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: High intermediate oral English skills (non-native speakers)
    Price: $147 (Each Section)
    Instructor: Sue Stevick, sstevick@pausd.org

    No Longer Available

    SECTION A

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 11 to March 15
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Hour: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)
    Price: $147
    No Longer Available

    SECTION B

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 14 to March 4
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)
    Price: $147
    No Longer Available
  • CONVERSATIONS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HISTORY THROUGH POETRY AND MUSIC (**NEW**)

    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 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 10 wks
    Date range: January 15 to March 26
    (No class: February 12.)
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Hour: 1–2:30 p.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: For advanced English learners
    Price: $138
    Instructor: Sharon Hampel, shampel@pausd.org

    No Longer Available

  • PERFECT YOUR CONVERSATION THROUGH GRAMMAR (**NEW**)

    Do you want to improve your conversation while reviewing the grammar you learned but have forgotten? During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 11 to March 10
    (No class: January 18 and February 15.)
    Day(s) of the week: Monday AND Wednesday
    Hour: 10:30 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: ONLINE CLASS (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners
    Price: $165
    Instructor: Sharon Eshel Gloster, seshel@pausd.org

  • TOEFL

    This class is designed to help English language learners understand the TOEFL test and prepare for it. During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 7 wks
    Date range: January 12 to February 25
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday AND Thursday
    Hour: 10 a.m.–12 noon
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: For high/advanced English level students
    Price: $336
    Instructor: Mitra Bahrami, mbahrami@pausd.org

  • US HISTORY & CULTURE

    Improve your English skills while becoming familiar with many interesting aspects of US history and culture. During the current Covid-19 period, this class is being held LIVE ONLINE via Zoom.

    Duration: 8 wks
    Date range: January 28 to March 18
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Hour: 9:30–11:30 a.m.
    Address: LIVE ONLINE (via ZOOM)

    Quarter: Winter 2021
    Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced English language learners.
    Price: $147
    Instructor: Simone Wojtowicz, swojtowicz@pausd.org