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English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL at St. CamillusSt. Camillus offers fun and informative classes in English as a Second Language throughout the school year (September to June) every Tuesday and Thursday evening. We also offer classes during the day and evening at our mission in Langley Park.  in These classes are open to anyone interested in starting to learn English or anyone who wishes to improve their English skills.

We try to maintain three levels:

  • True Beginners (for students with no prior English classes)
  • Beginners (for students with some prior English studies)
  • Intermediate/Grammar (for students with basic conversational skills in English)

There is a small registration fee and students pay for half the cost of their books. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

The program is run and taught by a committed group of volunteers and best serves students who are literate (able to read and write their first language).
Our text incorporates

  1. Life skills: listening/speaking/reading/writing/vocabulary and grammar, and
  2. Civic concepts: money/geography/community programs

Everyone is welcome.

What: English as a Second Language
Where: St.Camillus Elementary School
When: Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 PM, September - June
Who: open to everyone
Why: to facilitate understanding with our neighbors

Would you like to volunteer with this vibrant program? We always need teachers because it is an ongoing commitment.
We set up training days to acquaint you with our text and, given enough volunteers, we will develop opportunities to co-teach.