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English Enrichment



21st Century Communication: Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking
If you are an advanced ESL learner or have termed out at the advanced low ESL class at the Palo Alto Adult School and if you want to take your English conversation skills to the next level, this class is for you.  Whether you are preparing for the TOEFL, preparing to take college level courses, employed or a stay at home parent, this textbook based course uses powerful ideas from TED talks to teach ESL learners to think critically and communicate effectively.  Students build and practice vocabulary, read, interpret and discuss info graphics, identify main ideas, develop fluency in listening and speaking and participate in group discussions and presentations.Textbook (required on first day of class!)  Required textbook can be purchased at the Adult School office.  Bring to the first class.

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355704
Greendell
P-4
Sarma 3/15 - 5/17 Fr 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM $160.00 View 8

American Idioms 101
This class is ideal for students who want to develop their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills while becoming familiar with many useful English expressions.  Do you want to increase your vocabulary?  Improve your TOEFL score? Use idioms in conversation?  We will dissect the top 300 idioms used on the TOEFL test in addition to discussing metaphorical language.  No Textbook Required.


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350604
Cubberley Center
A3
Wojtowicz 4/9 - 5/28 Tu 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM $128.00 View 5

Conversation Starter and Grammar
In this lively class you will build confidence and overcome your fear of speaking in class and in everyday situations.  Learn basic phrases and expressions for conversing in real life situations.  We will use conversation drills, grammar practice worksheets, and small group activities to help students improve their speaking skills. Textbook


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350404
Palo Alto High School
201
Shokrani 4/9 - 5/14 Tu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM $96.00 View 7

Current Affairs
This class is ideal for students who want to improve their English skills while discussing current affairs.  Reading, listening, vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation, and a greater understanding of American culture are incorporated into each class.  We will investigate and discuss a variety of topics.  No textbook required.

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356704
Cubberley Center
A3
Wojtowicz 4/10 - 5/29 We 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM $128.00 View 5

Focus on Pronunciation and Listening: Section A
Speak English more clearly and confidently. Improve your listening comprehension and master the most important elements of English pronunciation:  stress, intonation, rhythm and linking.  Practice difficult sounds such as TH. R, and L.  Learn to guess the pronunciation of unfamiliar written words.  The instructor will provide a written personalized evaluation of your pronunciation skills. Required textbook may be purchased in the Adult School office before the first class.  You can enroll in both sessions.


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350304
Palo Alto High School
202
Stevick 4/8 - 6/3 Mo 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $128.00 View 8

Focus on Pronunciation and Listening: Section B
Speak English more clearly and confidently. Improve your listening comprehension and master the most important elements of English pronunciation; stress, intonation, rhythm and linking.  Practice difficult sounds such as TH, R, and L.  Learn to guess the pronunciation of unfamiliar written words.  The instructor will provide a written personalized evaluation of your pronunciation skills.  Required textbook may be purchase in the Adult School office before the first class. You can enroll in both sessions.


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351304
Cubberley Center
A3
Stevick 4/11 - 5/30 Th 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM $128.00 View 8

US History and Culture
This class is ideal for students who want to improve their English skills while becoming familiar with many interesting aspects of US history and culture.  We address why Americans think and behave the way they do and the foundation for some of their attitudes and values such as the importance of competition and hard work.  Reading, vocabulary improvement, pronunciation, language usage  are incorporated into each class.  Required textbook may be purchased in advance at the Adult School office.


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351004
Cubberley Center
A7
Wojtowicz 4/11 - 5/30 Th 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM $128.00 View 5