CCBC Credential: Students will have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).
Course Objectives and Outcomes – Grant Funded Courses
Level Intro – Life Skills: Very low beginning students will learn basic English for life and work.
Level I - Life Skills: Low beginning students will learn simple English for life and work.
Level 2 - Life Skills: High beginning students will improve their simple English skills for life and work.
Level 3 - Language/EL Civics: Low intermediate students will develop English language skills and be introduced to civics concepts.
Level 4 - Language/EL Civics: Intermediate students will continue to develop English language skills and build on civics concepts.
Level 5 - Language/EL Civics: High intermediate students will continue to develop English language skills and extend civics concepts to civic engagement.
Beginning Writing for Intermediate Speakers: Students with intermediate level speaking skills will learn basic writing skills.
Expanded Reading and Writing Skills: Level 4 students will move beyond life skills reading and writing.
Transition Reading and Writing: Level 5 students will learn strategies to approach academic reading and writing tasks to better prepare for transition.
Course Objectives and Outcomes – Advanced Tuition Based Courses
ESOL General English Language Skills: Students will improve their general English skills by engaging in communicative tasks on various high-interest topics. Course integrates the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with a focus on grammar and vocabulary appropriate to the language task.
ESOL English Pronunciation Skills: Students will refine their ability to communicate by learning to apply common rules in English pronunciation. Topics include self-monitoring techniques to improve vowel and consonant clarity, syllable and sentence stress, intonation patterns, and communication style.
ESOL English for Business Communication: Students will learn appropriate language for meetings, presentations, collaborations, negotiations, and social interaction. Course will help improve communication skills to better establish and maintain business relationships.
Minimum 18 years of age; not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school under State law
Students with an F-1 or J-1 visa are not eligible for grant funded classes
Provisional Entry – ESOL Level Intro through Level 5 and Reading/Writing students are required to attend a registration session. New students must be assessed to determine their skill levels in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Information and Orientation:
Registration Session – Mandatory for ESOL Level 1 through Level 5 and Reading/Writing:
For grant funded classes, students must attend a regional registration session. Regional registration sessions include completion of required registration forms, an assessment process, and advisement/placement. New students will be assessed to determine their skill levels in reading, writing, listening and speaking (2 to 3 hour process). Dates, times, and locations of regional registration sessions are available on the CCBC website ESOL page:
Information on classes and locations is available at: www.ccbcmd.edu
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For additional information, call 443-840-3748
Standard: 10 weeks; 2 classes per week (3-hour day/night classes) or 12 weeks; 2 classes per week (2.5-hour day/night classes)
Intensive: 5 weeks; 4 classes per week (2.5-hour daytime classes)
Saturday morning only: 4 weeks (4-hour class) or 15 weeks (4-hour class)