Basic English as a Second Language (BESL) Classes

BESL offerings are non-credit courses intended for students with limited knowledge of the English language who want to advance to Academic ESL courses. Classes prepare English learners for college classes, the board room or life in the community. If your goal is to earn a certificate or degree at Bunker Hill Community College, to advance at work or just start to improve your English skills, the Basic ESL program is for you.

Notice

New Students who wish to register for BESL classes can take the English Placement test at The Assessment Center before registering for classes. 

Students can take The Cambridge Placement Online Survey.

Please save your results to help place you into the right class.

Contact Sonia Sharma at 617-226-2462 for more information.

 

Basic English Speak/Listen & Read/WriteBLL-001E

(Online Cambridge Tested Level is your Tested Level Pre-A1 or A1) This introductory course is for non-native speakers who want to begin learning English. 
SectionDatesClass DaysTimeInstructorFeeRegister
BLL-001E_K1
Jun 1 -
Aug 12
Mon, Wed9 a.m. - 12 p.m.TBA$389
BLL-001E-K6
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Tue, Thu12-3 p.m.TBA$389
BLL-001E-L5
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Tue, Thu6-9 p.m.TBA$389
BLL-001E-FM1
Sep 14 -
Dec 16
Mon, Wed6-7:50 p.m.TBA$389
BLL-001E-FS2
Sep 19 -
Dec 19
Sat12-3:40 p.m.TBA$389
BLL-001E-FS1
Sep 19 -
Dec 19
Sat8:15-11:55 a.m.TBA$389

Speak/Listen & Read/Write Level 1BSL-001E

(Online Cambridge Tested Level is your Tested Level A1+) 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.  
SectionDatesClass DaysTimeInstructorFeeRegister
BSL-001E-K6
Jun 1 -
Aug 12
Mon, Wed9 a.m. - 12 p.m.Joseph Sanchez$389
BSL-001E-L5
Jun 1 -
Aug 12
Mon, Wed6-9 p.m.Philomena Benedict$389
BSL-001E-K7
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Tue, Thu9 a.m. - 12 p.m.Joseph Sanchez$389
BSL-001E-L6
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Tue, Thu6-9 p.m.Philomena Benedict$389
BSL-001E-F03
Sep 14 -
Dec 16
Mon, Wed11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.Philomena Benedict$389
BSL-001E-FM1
Sep 14 -
Dec 16
Mon, Wed6-7:50 p.m.Philomena Benedict$389
BSL-001E-F01
Sep 15 -
Dec 17
Tue, Thu8-9:50 a.m.Joseph Sanchez$389
BSL-001E-FH1
Sep 17 -
Dec 17
Thu6-9:40 p.m.Philomena Benedict$389
BSL-001E-F02
Sep 18 -
Dec 18
Fri8-11:55 a.m.Joseph Sanchez$389
BSL-001E-FS1
Sep 19 -
Dec 19
Sat8:15-11:55 a.m.Kristi Talagan$389

Speak/Listen/Read/Write llBSL-002E

(Online Cambridge Tested Level is your Tested Level A1+ or A2) 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.  
SectionDatesClass DaysTimeInstructorFeeRegister
BSL-002E-K7
Jun 1 -
Aug 12
Mon, Wed12-3 p.m.TBA$389
BSL-002E-K5
Jun 1 -
Aug 12
Mon, Wed9 a.m. - 12 p.m.Elza Ramos$389
BSL-002E-L6
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Tue, Thu6-9 p.m.Guiomar Sumrall$389
BSL-002E-K6
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Tue, Thu9 a.m. - 12 p.m.Elza Ramos$389
BSL-002E-F01
Sep 14 -
Dec 16
Mon, Wed8-9:50 a.m.Joseph Sanchez$389
BSL-002E-F02
Sep 14 -
Dec 16
Mon, Wed10-11:50 a.m.TBA$389
BSL-002E-FT1
Sep 15 -
Dec 15
Tue5-8:40 p.m.Philomena Benedict$389
BSL-002E-F03
Sep 15 -
Dec 17
Tue, Thu11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.Elza Ramos$389
BSL-002E-FH1
Sep 17 -
Dec 17
Thu6-9:45 p.m.Jean-Dany Joachim$389
BSL-002E-F04
Sep 18 -
Dec 18
Fri8-11:40 a.m.Alessandro Massaro$389
BSL-002E-FS1
Sep 19 -
Dec 19
Sat12-3:40 p.m.TBA$389
BSL-002E-FS2
Sep 19 -
Dec 19
Sat8:15-11:55 a.m.Alessandro Massaro$389

Speak/Listen & Read/Write Level IIIBSL-003E

(Online Cambridge Tested Level is your Tested Level A2+) 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.
SectionDatesClass DaysTimeInstructorFeeRegister
BSL-003E-L5
Jun 1 -
Aug 13
Mon, Wed6-9 p.m.Carrie Califano$389
BSL-003E-K5
Jun 1 -
Aug 12
Mon, Wed9 a.m. - 12 p.m.TBA$389
BSL-003E-L6
Jun 1 -
Aug 12
Tue, Thu6-9 p.m.TBA$389
BSL-003E-K7
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Tue, Thu9 a.m. - 12 p.m.TBA$389
BSL-003E-FM1
Sep 14 -
Nov 18
Mon, Wed6-7:50 p.m.Guiomar Sumrall$389
BSL-003E-F05
Sep 14 -
Dec 16
Mon, Wed11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.Elza Ramos$389
BSL-003E-FT2
Sep 15 -
Dec 15
Tue6-9:40 p.m.TBA$389
BSL-003E-FT1
Sep 15 -
Dec 17
Tue, Thu6-7:50 p.m.Dmitriy Nikolayev$389
BSL-003E-F02
Sep 15 -
Dec 17
Tue, Thu8-9:50 p.m.TBA$389
BSL-003E-FS2
Sep 19 -
Dec 19
Sat12-3:40 p.m.Dmitriy Nikolayev$389
BSL-003E-FS1
Sep 19 -
Dec 19
Sat8:15-11:55 a.m.TBA$389
BSL-003E-FSU
Sep 20 -
Dec 20
Sun12-3:40 p.m.TBA$389

Speak/Listen and Read/Write Level 4 BSL-004E

(Online Cambridge Tested Level is your Tested Level B1) In BSL-004 students will continue developing the primary skills they learned in BSL-001 through 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.
SectionDatesClass DaysTimeInstructorFeeRegister
BSL-004E-K1
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Mon, Wed9 a.m. - 12 p.m.TBA$389
BSL-004E-L5
Jun 2 -
Aug 13
Tue, Thu6-9 p.m.Dmitriy Nikolayev$389
BSL-004E-F02
Sep 15 -
Dec 17
Tue, Thu8-9:45 a.m.Elza Ramos$389
BSL-004E-FS1
Sep 19 -
Dec 19
Sat12-3:40 p.m.TBA$389