Contact information for all workforce development programs:
Clerical Staff Support
Roxbury Community College
Division of Continuing Education
Workforce Development Programs
Room 106, Academic Building (Bldg. #3)
1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
The RCC Community Access ESOL Program offers six levels of ESOL courses 6 times per year (four 10- week sessions, two 5-week session). During 10-week sessions, classes are offered 2 days per week for 1¾ hours. During 5-week sessions, classes are offered 2-4 days per week for 3½ hours.
Fall and Spring
|8 - 9:45||12-1:45||5:45 – 7:30|
|10-11:45||3:45 - 5:30||7:45 – 9:30|
Summer and Winter
Saturday classes will run upon demand.
Tuition: $120 per course
Registration Fee: $10
For more information about RCC’s Community Access ESOL Program, please contact:
Building # 3, Room 207
617-427-0060 Ext. 5513
Community ESOL I
Beginning English: CSA 131 Z1, CSA 131 Z2, CSA 131 Z3
This course is designed for adult learners who have little to no knowledge of English and are taking the first step toward learning English. This first course in the five-course series covers beginning level conversation, reading and writing, focusing on elementary grammar.
Community ESOL II
Intermediate Beginning English: CSA 132 Z1, CSA 132 Z2, CSA 132 Z3
This course is designed for adult learners who have some knowledge of English and are continuing to master their knowledge of the English language. This second course in the five-course series continues to build on conversation, reading and writing skills with an increased emphasis on grammar.
Community ESOL III
High Beginning English: CSA 133 Z1, CSA 133 Z2, CSA 133 Z3
This course is designed for adult learners who have a high beginning level of grammatical accuracy in writing, reading and speaking and are in preparation for ESOL college level study. This course involves extensive practice and homework in reading and writing and grammar. After this level, students can join Workforce Development Programs.
Community ESOL IV
Low Intermediate English: CSA 134 Z1, CSA 134 Z3
This course is designed for adult learners who have an intermediate level of grammatical accuracy in writing and reading. Students build vocabulary and grammar skills in preparation for academic ESOL study. This courseinvolves extensive practice and homework in reading and writing and grammar. After Community ESOL IV, students can continue their education in college level ESOL courses, join Workforce Development Programs or take GED classes or the GED examination.
Community ESOL V
Intermediate English: CSA 135 Z1, CSA 135 Z3
This course is designed for adult learners who have a high intermediate level of grammatical accuracy in writing and reading. Students learn to recognize contextual clues, summarize information and analyze the content and structure of words, while they gain an understanding of civics, employment, interview strategies and prepare for ESOL college-level study. Students build their vocabulary through classroom discussion, reading, and writing focused on recalling and describing objects and events, requesting information, and expressing opinions. Students learn how to write well developed paragraphs. This course involves more extensive practice and homework in conversation, reading, writing and grammar.After Community ESOL V, students can continue their education in college level ESOL courses, join Workforce Development Programs or take GED classes or the GED examination.
Community ESOL Vl - Vll
High lntermediate- Low Advanced English: CSA 330 21, CSA 330 23
This course is designed for high intermediate level adult learners. Students learn to write compound and complex sentences using appropriate connectors and punctuation, using several types of welldeveloped paragraphs. Students read a variety of materials, with an emphasis on increasing vocabulary,summarizing information, and distinguishing between main ideas and supporting details. Students learn more advanced grammatical structures and apply them in a variety of contextual situations.
This course is designed for adult learners with intermediate level abilities and college-level ESOL students who want to improve their writing skills. This course concentrates on teaching the fundamentals of academic writing. The students learn to write well developed paragraphs using correct grammar patterns, punctuation, and formatting. The course covers the basic types of paragraphs in descriptive, narrative, expository writing to familiarize the students with the concepts of unity and coherence.
Pronunciation and Conversation
csA 331 P1, CSA 331P2, CSA 331 p3, CSA 33',1.p4, CSA 331 p5, CSA 331 p6, CSA 331 p7, CSA 331 p8
These courses are designed for adult students who have beginner to high intermediate levels of ability in speaking and listening. Students study word and syllable stress, contractions, enunciation of similar sounds, intonation and rhythm in order to improve their confidence and ability to communicate with native English spea kers.
This course is designed for intermediate and advanced ESOL/ESL students who want to improve their American English pronunciation skills. By improving their American English pronunciation, students will be able to better understand spoken English and be better understood when they speak English. Students study the physical mechanism for speaking and the elements of pronunciation - sound,rhythm, intonation, elision, stress, and phrasing. Depending on their native language,students learn how to make the more difficult sounds in English and study English speech patterns.