Chamber Addresses Community Language Needs
“English Now!” a new intermediate and advanced-level ESL (English as a Second Language) literacy program designed to help the Flushing community. “English Now!” – organized in collaboration with Monroe College, a Chamber member – is designed to meet the needs of non-native English speakers who wish to improve their English language proficiency at an advanced level both professionally and socially. The goal is to help students expand their oral and written communication as well as their professional and social etiquette – with an emphasis on strengthening skills necessary for success in America’s workplace.
The pilot program began with a 12-week semester in April 2015. Participants must commit to two classes (six hours) per week. There will be no tuition for this college-level instruction, but participants will be asked to pay $40 to help cover materials.
“English Now!” program focused on four links to fluency: universal topics, dynamic vocabulary, essential grammar, and confident communication. Course instructors reviewed real world scenarios where a strengthening of skills will improve your professional and social communication.
All instruction took place at Monroe College’s Queens Extension Site Campus, located at 135-16 Roosevelt Avenue in downtown Flushing. Students who completed the courses obtained a certificate of completion and a free career counseling session with the Office of Career Services at Monroe College.
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