English as a Second Language (ESL) is an online course intended to impart instruction in English for non-native English speakers. The course presents students with the opportunity to acquire and improve their English skills mainly through the instruction of basic grammar skills and daily used vocabulary such as, but not limited to, families, seasons, numbers, colors, likes and dislikes, introductions, food. Many of the lessons are dedicated to exercises so participants can repeatedly practice the oral and grammar components of the language. Using chat software and computer microphone and speakers, participants will be able to practice their conversational English live with an accredited instructor.
Maricarmen Andreu is a 20-year veteran teacher, having taught here and in Puerto Rico. She earned a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Puerto Rico. She continued her passion for learning by completing a Master's in Elementary Education at Cambridge College in Massachusetts. She is certified to teach ESOL. Maricarmen is a strong believer that learning should be fun and seeks different and interactive ways to reach her students.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.