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COVID UPDATE- All ESOL Classes are being taught remotely until further notice. Please contact Theodore Sampieri for additional information at: tsampieri@bnl.gov

*except for BNL holidays

English Class Schedule

students
Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

Beginner - Intermediate
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Intermediate - Advanced
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Open Office Hours
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Beginner-Intermediate
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Intermediate - Advanced
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Socializing: Science & Technology
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Beginner-Intermediate
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Intermediate - Advanced
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Weekly Chatter: Group Discussions
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Beginner - Intermediate
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Intermediate - Advanced
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Communicative Skills: Travels, Cultures, and Discoveries
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Beginner - Intermediate
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Intermediate - Advanced
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

Open Office Hours
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Bldg. 317 Rec Hall

All classes taught by Theodore Sampieri

Course Descriptions

Beginner – Intermediate Class

  • The course is designed to develop and expand the fundamentals of communicative competence in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and numeracy for the needs of adult English language learners, at the beginning-intermediate level.
  • The context focuses on various assimilation skills (including but not limited to), community awareness, holiday / local events, seasonal activities, and everyday life situations.
  • The objective is the further development of various formal & informal concepts including: expansion of vocabulary, strategies in writing, reading, rising & falling intonations, verbal stress patterns, conversational methodologies, grammatical abilities, and the introduction & usage of idiomatic expressions. 

Intermediate – Advanced Class

  • This course is designed for the advancement of communicative competence in: listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy, American customs, popular idioms, useful everyday phrases, work related expressions, slang terminologies, public speaking skills, interview methods (including addressing questions & comments, etc.), professional development skills, and concepts that are utilized in American life.
  • Students are taught the essentials in natural conversation through classroom role-playing (speaking & listening) exercises, outside activities, and various educational techniques. Improvement(s) in listening comprehension and speaking capabilities will be addressed and achieved through best practice ideologies.
  • Students will develop innovative sentences, paragraphs, and letters. Students will also have the opportunity to construct thematic essays, which include; an introduction paragraph, several body paragraphs, and a strong conclusion paragraph.
  • Students practice a variety of listening skills, including note taking, comprehension of main idea(s), determining viewpoint(s), emotion(s), genre and /or tone(s).
  • This course focuses on the spoken communication and active listening skills necessary for collegiate levels of study and beyond.
  • This class will enrich both the quality and quantity of vocabulary from a variety of contexts. Non-verbal communication, the essentials of academic work, professional development concepts, and helpful strategies to excel on standardized exams, will be assessed and taught, with the overall objective of mastery learning of all.

Giving a Talk and Practice Presentations

  • This course is an introduction to fundamentals of public speaking and speech communication. It emphasizes the numerous and vital skills concerning delivering “A Talk”.
  • Concepts including techniques to: Organize your speech, “owning the space” when presenting, non-verbal communication, maintaining eye-contact, effectively projecting your voice, concepts to lessen speaker anxiety, usage of visual aids to enhance the message, etc.
  • The course goal is to prepare students for success in typical public speaking situations and to provide them with the basic principles needed for effective speeches.

Life Skills and Current Events - Local, National, and International

  • The ESOL students are introduced to a variety of holiday and special events celebrated in the United States and abroad.
  • Additional topics discuss- local, state, national, and international: news, cultural events, traditions, music, social trends, science, technology, environmental issues, etc.
  • We examine and discuss current and historical: terms, figures, and events.

Open Office Hours

  • If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, that needs to be further addressed, please feel free to email me to schedule an appointment.
  • Appointments are documented upon the order they are received.

ESOL Program Coordinator: Theodore Sampieri, (631) 344-4894