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Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Duration: 6 wks
Date range: June 9 to July 16
Date(s) of the week: Tuesday AND Thursday
Hour: 10 a.m.–12 noon
Quarter: Summer 2020
Prerequisite: For intermediate high to advanced low English language learners.
Price: $209
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During the current Covid-19 quarantine, this class, and many of our classes are being held ONLINE.

If you are an intermediate high or advanced low ESL student or are studying for the TOEFL exam, and are looking to improve your reading comprehension or speaking skills by increasing your vocabulary, this class is for you!

The course uses a structured approach to building vocabulary by using frequently used words in context. You will learn how to pronounce the vocabulary words correctly and identify the word part. You will be given abundant opportunities to practice the vocabulary with sentence check-ins and gap-filling activities. You might be assigned additional practice activities to be completed independently, and there will be a quiz after each unit.

Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary, 5th Edition, Beth Johnson, Janet M. Goldstein, Townsend Press.

Can be purchased at (preferred) Vocabulary Plus Student Access

PRICE: $11.90
ISBN: #9781591944362

(Purchased directly and delivered electronically through student’s Learning Center account.)


  • eBooks for all six levels (plus three short versions) in the vocabulary series (no print books)
  • all online activities for all six levels (+3 short versions) in the vocabulary series
  • the option to use Vocabulary Plus Independent Study

Or, print textbook can be purchased at
Groundwork for a Better Vocabulary 5th edition

PRICE: $11.90+ $11 – $12 shipping and handling per order with a 3 day delivery time. USPS Media Mail costs about $3-$4
ISBN: #9781591945567

(Shipping via Media Mail can take unto 3 weeks to arrive.)