The goal of BCNC’s Adult Education program is to provide adult immigrants with the English skills they need to become full participants in U.S. society and attain economic and social well-being for themselves and their families. To accomplish this goal, our “Survival to Success” English program is divided into two sections: Foundations of Success and Pathways to Success.
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The Foundations of Success program aims to provide English Language Learners (ELLs) with English proficiency to communicate confidently in English and be able to interact with native speakers in everyday life. In the first level of the program, Students learn everyday vocabulary, apply grammar rules, and practice pronunciation. The second level helps learners practice using English in “real life” situations and not just dialogues from a textbook. By the third level, students will be able to speak English for longer periods of time and use it in a variety of different situations. Upon completion of this level, learners will have the confidence and skills necessary to “survive” outside the classroom using English with native speakers in everyday life and work situations.
Pathways to Success is for English-proficient students who are looking to obtain English-speaking jobs or enter ABE/GED programs and/or enter college. Pathways to Success is comprised of two tracks. The Career Readiness track focuses on skills such as preparing for a job interview, resume writing, requesting a letter of recommendation, discussing career goals, understanding employer policies, and more. The Academic Skills track focuses on skills such as test-taking, note-taking, assignment completion, research, writing, organization, time management, and more.
Supplemental Classes—Writing and Computer Skills
Supplemental classes are designed to supplement the learning that takes place for students in our “Survival to Success” English program. The Adult Education program has identified two areas where students typically need more support—writing and computer skills. Students enrolled in our ESOL classes will be given the option to participate in these supplemental classes.
Volunteer Tutoring program
BCNC has a strong relationship with community volunteers who donate their time and talent to helping students in our Adult Education program. These volunteers receive training from our Volunteer Coordinator and are then matched with students in a one-on-one or small group setting, or occasionally as a class aide. If you are interested in either becoming a volunteer or are interested in receiving tutoring services, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Mofei Xu at 617-635-5129 x1030.
Take and Give (TAG) Tutoring program
TAG tutors are current or former students from our program who volunteer their time to tutor lower level students in our program or students who are waiting for a spot in our English classes. If you are interested in either becoming a TAG tutor or are interested in receiving tutoring services, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Mofei Xu at 617-635-5129 x1030.
Educational and Career Advising
Citizenship classes and naturalization application assistance
Adult Education is now accepting students for our new Quincy branch. For more information, click here.