Adult ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

Life Skills ESOL Program

CASA offers life skills ESOL classes from introductory to advanced level. All classes utilize a combination of communicative, task-based learning and Popular Education techniques. The goal of CASA’s Life Skills ESOL Program is to improve participants’ listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English so that they may become more financially independent, increase their employability, better integrate into U.S. society and achieve their personal goals. Class materials are geared towards students’ life experiences and provide adult learners with the skills to apply English accurately and appropriately in a variety of places including but not limited to home, community, and workplace settings.

There will be 4 eight-week sessions running from later August 2022 to early June 2023. Students can select an evening, morning or Saturday class schedule. Further details about these upcoming courses will be made available in July.

Classes cost $100 for CASA members. Click here to learn about becoming a CASA member.

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Workforce ESOL Program

CASA provides beginner and intermediate level ESOL classes in the early morning hours at our Welcome Centers in Montgomery and Prince George’s County. These classes empower day laborers to obtain higher-paying and/or more stable employment, communicate effectively with co-workers and employers, and understand workplace safety and workers’ rights. Additional life skills such as transportation, health, nutrition and civic engagement are also addressed. As with the Life Skills ESOL Program, classes utilize a combination of communicative, task-based learning and Popular Education techniques. The program utilizes a “drop-in” structure which means that daily lessons are self-contained and do not require that learners participate in consecutive classes in order to develop a particular language skill.

For more information or questions: Rebecca Cusic, 301-273-4599, rcusic@wearecasa.org (speaks French and English)