English as a Second Language (ESL)
Each semester over 150 students whose 1st language is not English come to Keefe at Night for English as a Second Language classes. These classes help students acclimate and succeed in so many ways!
A brief and informal placement test determines the level best suited for the student:
Book 1: very little or no English
Book 2: a little language and minimal or no English reading or writing skills
Book 3: some familiarity with English, including some reading and writing skills
Book 4: ability to converse and read English; emphasis is on dialect and regional terms and expressions
Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of each course, which may help in career growth.
The course runs every semester for 66 hours over 22 sessions – usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuition is $250 and includes the text and the work book.
Those new to the Keefe at Night program must take the pre-test – either by appointment or just before the start of the program.