Basic English as a Second Language (BESL)

Basic ESL is for students who wish to advance to Academic ESL. Academic ESL prepares English learners for college classes leading to certificate or degree programs. If your goal is to earn a certificate or degree at Bunker Hill Community College in the near future, the Basic ESL program is for you. Each course costs $375.

To register for any non-credit Basic English as a Second Language course, students must first take a placement test in the Assessment Center, Room B118. Classes begin September 9, 2017, and end December 22, 2017.

Basic Speak/Listen and Read/Write
BLL-001 $375

This introductory course is for non-native speakers who want to begin learning English.

M1 M/W 6–7:50 p.m. H-Building
S1 Sa 8:15–11:55 a.m. H-Building
S2 Sa 12–3:40 p.m. H-Building
T1 Tu/Th 6-7:50 p.m. H-Building

Speak/Listen and Read/Write Level I
BSL-001 $375

This Level 1 class provides the foundation for the four primary skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Related skills such as vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, meaning and usage will also be covered.

01 Tu/Th 8–9:50 a.m. H-Building
02 F 8–11:40 a.m. H-Building
03 M/W 11 a.m.–2:40 p.m. H-Building
H1 Th 5:30–9:30 p.m. Chelsea
M1 M/W 6–7:50 p.m. H-Building
S1 Sa 8:15–11:55 a.m. H-Building
SU Su 12–3:40 p.m. H-Building

Speak/Listen and Read/Write Level II
BSL-002 $375

This Level 2 class will offer an integrated-skills approach to learning English. Students will read longer articles, discuss them in groups, answer comprehension questions and write paragraphs and short essays as well as practice listening and speaking skills.

01 M/W 8–9:50 a.m. H-Building
02 M/W 10 a.m.–11:50 p.m. H-Building
03 Tu/Th 11 a.m.–12:50 p.m. H-Building
04 F 8–11:40 a.m. H-Building
H1 Th  6–9:45 p.m. H-Building
M1  M/W  6–7:50 p.m. H-Building
S2  Sa  12–3:40 p.m. H-Building
S1  Sa  8:15–11:55 a.m. H-Building
SU  Su  8–11:40 a.m. H-Building
T1   Tu 6–9:40 p.m. H-Building
T2   Tu/Th 6–7:50 p.m. H-Building

Speak/Listen and Read/Write Level III
BSL-003 $375

This Level 3 class offers an integrated-skills approach to learning English. Students will read longer articles and make short presentations. They will further develop their English language proficiency in grammar and vocabulary through reading, writing and discussion in the context of varying themes.

01 M/W  7:15–8:55 a.m. H-Building
02 Tu/Th  8–9:50 a.m. H-Building
03 F 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. H-Building
05 M/W  11 a.m.–12:50 p.m. H-Building
M1 M/W  6–7:50 p.m. H-Building
S1  Sa  8:15–11:55 a.m. H-Building
S2  Sa  12–3:40 p.m. H-Building
SU  Su 12–3:40 p.m. H-Building
T1  Tu/Th  6–7:50 p.m. H-Building
T2  Tu  6–9:40 p.m. H-Building

Speak/Listen and Read/Write Level IV
BSL-004 $375

In BSL-004, students will continue developing the primary skills they learned in BSL-001 and BSL-003. We’ll strengthen writing skills using techniques such as writing multiple drafts, revising, editing and proofreading. The course will prepare students to deliver oral presentations to large groups using visual aids, secondary sources and level-appropriate vocabulary. Students will read articles, hold in-class discussions and debates, work in groups and write reflections in order to interact naturally in English. This class offers considerable practice with pronunciation and accent modification.

01 M/W 3–4:50 a.m. H-Building
S1 Sa 12–3:40 p.m. H-Building