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Preparatory Skills

HSE/TASC Preparation for Adults: High School Equivalency Diploma

The Pre-HSE course prepares students with the basic skills needed to qualify for the HSE
course. The HSE course prepares adults to take the High School Equivalency Exam. Our
highly qualified instructors will review and focus on the major subject areas of the test
encompassing Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing and provide
in-class training for test-taking and time management strategies.

Free Math tutoring available at selected times throughout the day, Mondays & Wednesdays.
Prerequisite for the HSE course: Minimum score on the placement test. Students with below
the minimum score will be placed into a Pre-HSE section. To qualify to take the HSE exam,
students must be either at least 19 years of age OR 18 years of age and their high school class
must have already graduated before the date the HSE exam is taken.
A college Orientation Program will be held for registrants; schedule to be announced.

GED PREPARATION FOR ADULTS

TESTING & PLACEMENT for ALL GE D STU DENTS: Registrants must take the Placement Test to determine their readiness for a GED course. Students will either be placed into a Pre-GED or GED level class based on the results of this test. You will receive notification of your class assignment. The Pre-GE D course prepares students with the basic skills needed to qualify for the GED course. The GE D course prepares adults to take the High School Equivalency Exam. Our highly qualified instructors will review and focus on the major subject areas of the test encompassing Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Reading and Writing and provide in-class training for test-taking and time management strategies.

Prerequisite for the GED course: Minimum score on the placement test. Students with below the minimum score will be placed into a Pre-GED section. To qualify to take the GED exam, students must be either at least 19 years of age OR 18 years of age and their high school class must have already graduated before the date the GED exam is taken. Please purchase the required textbook depending on your placement, available at the QCC Bookstore, and bring to first class meeting: • Pre-GE D Textbook: Pre-GED by McGraw-Hill • GED Textbook: Complete GED by McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Publishers An Orientation Program will be held for registrants; schedule to be announced.

ESL

ESL BRIDGE TO GED

Designed to prepare English Language learners to take the GED course. Emphasis will be on the preparation for the Humanities component (History, Science, English Literature, Grammar, Writing) of the GED Test,with extra instruction on English language skills. Recommended to develop academic English language skills, if have HS diploma/GED. For language assistance in Spanish, French or Chinese, please call 718-281-5460

Beginning Level 1 & 2

Learn the basic English you need for speaking with friends, neighbors, and co-workers

Intermediate Level 1 & 2

This is a continuation of the Beginning class with more emphasis on vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension and conversation.

Advanced Level 1 & 2

Emphasis on vocabulary and grammar through reading, and writing.

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

This class will give advanced ESL students the opportunity to develop reading and writing skills necessary for college courses and careers. Topics will include: improving vocabulary, making inferences, and developing essays. Course will include both classroom (2 hours) and computer instruction (1 hour). Recommended: Registrants are advanced English learners, have strong listening and speaking skills, and are able to write a paragraph in English with few errors.

ESL BEGINNERS: LEVEL II

Expand on Level I. Prerequisite: BEX-100

ESL INTERMEDIATE

Emphasis on vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, sentence structure, and conversation.

ESL ADVANCED - LEVEL I

Review grammar, idioms, vocabulary and reading . Language is learned and improved through conversation and role plays.

ESL ADVANCED - LEVEL II

Expand on Level I. Prerequisite: BEX-104

ESL PRE-TESTING REQUIRED

ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS

ENGLISH SKILLS

ABC Seminar Series for Non-native Speakers of English A for Academics, B for Business, C for Communication

The A's: Academic Skills

English for Academic & Professional Purposes

Designed with the adult “returning to college” in mind, this course gives advanced non-native speakers of English the opportunity to enrich their vocabulary and reading and writing skills necessary for college courses and careers. Topics: improving vocabulary, making inferences, summarizing, reading and writing various genres of non-fiction, essays and personal narratives. Each class begins with a discussion of topics, followed by reading and then time in the computer lab to develop students’ own work.

The B's: Business Skills

Business Communication

Learn how to make presentations, write e-mails, improve phone skills, and engage in negotiations in a business setting. Improve collaboration, writing, reading, conversation, and presentation skills. Topics include: marketing, finance, human resources, and job searching.

Business Law

Study and discuss basic business law concepts, including contracts, litigation, and bankruptcy.

Legal English & American Legal Culture

Study and discuss the basic concepts of American law and legal culture, including the legal thinking, jury system, immigration, and legal humor.

The C's: Communications Skills

Phone Communication

Learn vocabulary, phrases and etiquette in English for talking on the phone in a variety of situations, especially in business and professional settings. Practice greetings, ending a call, requesting information, taking a message, leaving a message/voicemails, etc. Understand how to use strategies and appropriate English to help with difficult calls, such as calls to a large government agency, a bank or an insurance company.

New Media Writing & Publishing

Improve your English by creating, writing for, and publishing an online magazine. Students will work together to develop themes and article ideas and will then create the content (i.e., conduct interviews, do research, and write and edit articles) for a real online publication that they publish themselves.

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES

Advanced ESL students will have the opportunity to develop reading and writing skills necessary for college courses and careers. Topics include: improving vocabulary, making inferences, and developing essays. Course will include both classroom (2 hours) and computer instruction (1 hour).
Recommended: Advanced English learners, have strong listening and speaking skills, and are able to write a paragraph in English with few errors.

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

PORT of ENTRY: Intensive ESL/ibt TOEFL /SAT Prep

For adult international students and new immigrants to improve language skills/enhance English proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing. I-20 & TOEFL waiver available for eligible college admissions

Free ESL (All Levels)

These free daytime, evening and weekend classes are designed to assist adult ESL learners improve their English language skills while learning about American government and culture. Enrollment limited.

For more information, please visit website:
www.qcc.cuny.edu/FreeESL

CUNY Start

CUNY Start is a low-cost, intensive 16 week/25 hour per week program available for students who have been accepted to Queensborough Community College but have failed two or more of the CUNY Assessment Tests. Students receive intensive instruction in academic reading, writing, and pre-college math, and are provided academic and personal advising, preparing them for the CUNY Placement tests and college-level work.

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

This program is a full-time (25 hours/week) ESL program for CUNY freshmen. To apply for CLIP, the student must first apply to CUNY and be admitted to one of the CUNY colleges for a degree or certificate program. CLIP prepares ESL students for college level work in English. Students are placed in CLIP based on their CUNY freshmen placement test scores.