Stratford Board of Education

English for Speakers of Other Languages

(For Residents of Stratford Only)

The Stratford Continuing Education offers four levels of instruction, Basic 1, Basic 2, Intermediate or Advanced, in English for those who speak other languages.

ESL BEGINNER LEVEL I:

Students with little knowledge of English will learn basic survival vocabulary which will help them function in daily life. Holiday customs and work related skills will  be discussed.  Placement is determined by English proficiency level testing at the time of registration.
Monday & Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm
Tuition Free/11 weeks 

ESL BEGINNER LEVEL II:

Students with limited knowledge of English will learn basic conversation, pronunciation, and grammar that will enable the student to function in a totally English environment. Placement is determined by English proficiency level testing at the time of registration.
Monday & Wednesday 5:30-7:00pm
Tuition Free/11 weeks

ESL INTERMEDIATE LEVEL:

Students who have some knowledge of English are eligible for this course.  Students are taught functional English as they learn to complete job application forms, shop wisely, complete medical history forms, avail themselves of services of local governments and social service agencies, read newspapers, etc.  Improving reading and writing skills in English is continually stressed. Placement is determined by English proficiency level testing at the time of registration.
Monday & Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm
Tuition Free/11 weeks

ESL ADVANCED:

Students who have a basic knowledge of English structure and pronunciation are eligible for this course.  This course will focus on the use of English in the job market.  The students will learn and practice English related to their own jobs and careers, helping them to become more productive workers. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are continually stressed and developed. Placement is determined by English proficiency level testing at the time of registration.
Monday & Wednesday 7:00-9:00pm
Tuition Free/11 weeks  

ESL DAYTIME:

Students with little or limited knowledge of English will learn basic survival vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, and grammar that will enable the student to function in a totally English environment. Holiday customs and work related skills will  be discussed.  Placement is determined by English proficiency level testing at the time of registration.
Monday & Wednesday 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuition Free/11 weeks

Birth Dates (from Driver License, State of CT Identification Card, Passport or Official Birth Certificate) and proof of Stratford residency must be provided upon registration.  Click on the Community Calendar for registration dates, time and requirements.  Childcare is not available.

Evening classes are held at Stratford High School, it is FREE and for Stratford residents only.
Daytime classes are held at Sterling House Community Center, it is FREE and for Stratford residents only.