Winter 2019 Classes
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NSC Ten Week Winter Session
January 7 - March 20, 2019
December 3, 2018 - January 3, 2019
We will be closed on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1.
- Classes are $200 for 10 weeks (20 classes/50 hours).
- Registration is from Monday - Thursday, 1pm - 7pm.
- Registration will take about one hour; please arrive by 6pm to be seen.
- No appointment is necessary.
Each class meets twice a week, at one of the following times:
- Monday and Wednesday mornings
- Monday and Wednesday evenings
- Tuesday and Thursday mornings
- Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
(English 7 - Reading & Writing)
- Tuesday and Thursday evenings
We use an integrated skills approach widely utilized in contemporary education at the school, college, and university level. It is an approach that combines skills in the classroom for a richer learning experience. By integrating all language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, we ensure that students learn the whole of the language, rather than specific pieces. NSC offers Integrated Skills at seven different proficiency levels.
English 1 - Literacy
Students learn fundamental language skills neeeded in the classroom and in daily life, including basic reading and writing.
Students learn fundamental language skills needed in the classroom and in daily life, with emphasis on speaking and listening.
Students build on basic speaking and listening skills, with expansion of reading and writing skills and introduction of basic grammar.
Students continue to develop their language skills in order to be able to use English comfortably at work/school and in daily life.
Students develop language skills beyond survival English, in order to respond appropriately and independently in familiar situations.
Students refine language skills and develop the ability to use English spontaneously and in some unfamiliar situations.
Students refine fluency and communication skills and begin to express complex ideas with fluency and accuracy.
Students develop control of advanced grammatical structures and the ability to express complex ideas fluently and accurately.
English 7 - Reading & Writing
Students will be able to read and understand English at the level of a New York Times reader. The class involves learning a large vocabulary and many informal expressions and idioms. It also demands that students be able to understand and discuss topics at an advanced level.
Students practice the 100 official civics test questions for the US citizenship test and refine their language skills to meet the English requirements of the test. (This class is taught in English, and students must have conversational English ability and basic reading and writing ability in order to enroll).
October 1 - December 11
(Registration is closed for fall classes.)
January 7 - March 20
(Registration: November 26 - January 3)
April 8 - June 17
(Registration: March 11 - April 4)
- Comprehensive Services for Immigrants and Refugees
- Refugee and Community Integration
- English Classes in Philadelphia
- Promoting Health and Wellness
- Employment and Advancement
- Protecting Immigrant Rights
- Professional Interpretation and Translation Services
- Special Initiatives