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High School Equivalency Classes: Hi-SET (formerly GED)

Evening classes held at the library and provided by Westfield Community Education. Call (413) 568-4494 for more information

Registration night August 26th, 2014 5:30 pm in the Lang Auditorium

Fall classes will begin September 2nd, 2014. 



English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

ESOL Fall 2012

The Westfield Athenaeum is offering adult day time classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at 6 Elm Street, Westfield MA.   Classes will take place two afternoons per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 to 2:30pm.  Classes will begin with an orientation on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 2:30 pm. 

These classes are taught in a Learning Lab setup, and students will work at their own level.  Students must be able to read and write in their own language, and must be able to use a dictionary independently.  These classes are open to adults from all nationalities that are interested in improving their communication skills.  Students learn effective oral expression, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary development, syntax as well as reading and writing skills. All classes are conducted in English only, and all students must be willing to interact well with others and participate in group discussions. 

There will be a nominal donation of $20.00 for every four weeks.  Students will need two text booklets (distributed by the instructor) at $10.00 each.  Other materials will be provided.

The instructor Jonas Barrientos has over 40 years of experience with adult education and holds a TESOL (Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate from the International Language Institute.


Technology Classes

One-on-one technology tutorials are available by appointment. Group Classes are available periodically. Topics may include Email, Microsoft Word, and Facebook. Contact the Technology Services Librarian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (413) 562-0716 for more information.

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