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English in the American Workplace

Our Classes

Our English in the American Workplace (EAW) classes are the best starting place for students who have a high school diploma, equivalent, or GED®, and need more practice with their English skills. The class will prepare you to be successful in vocational, MI-BEST Certificate, or credit classes. Students will improve their English skills, make connections to professionals, learn computer skills, and skills that will help them be successful in the American workplace.

The EAW class will help prepare students for our Vocational ESOL classes and/or be ready for a job. Students learn to build and develop career and professional connections at the same time they work on their language and workplace skills. This course gives students more practice with speaking, listening, and writing skills to so they can be successful in our vocational and certificate programs.

Interested in these programs?

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Fill out this form, and you will receive information about upcoming courses and updates to orientation and registration dates.

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Requirements for English for the American Workplace (EAW) Classes
  • You must take an in-person CASAS test to be placed in any class (online or in-person classes).
  • You must live in Maryland to take these classes.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to take these classes.
  • You must have Intermediate level English or higher
  • All EAW classes are free for eligible students
  • Students with F1 or J1 visa cannot take classes in this program. Contact ESL-Rockville@montgomerycollege.edu, if you have a F1 or J1 visa and want to take ESOL classes.

Spring 2023 Application Information

We no longer offer online applications. To apply for the EAW class, you must go in-person to one of the locations below.

English for the American Workplace (EAW) class Application Instructions
  1. Choose the time you want to take the class.
  2. Choose any location to apply in person.
  3. Go to the location on the application date listed. You will need to return to the same location for testing in January 2023.
  4. After you apply in person, you will be given a time and date to take the CASAS placement test in January 2023.
  5. Do not bring children to the application location. Please bring a face mask.
  6. If you are attending a Fall 2022 class, you must talk to your teacher about how to apply.

English in the American Workplace Class Schedules

All Classes are online via Zoom: 
Morning and Afternoon Sessions Available: 
  • M-F : 9:05 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. - Jan. 24 - March 7, 2023
  • M-F : 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. -  Jan. 24 - March 7, 2023
  • M/W: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Jan. 25 - April 5, 2023
  • T/TH: 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Jan. 24 - April 4, 2023

If you are attending a Fall 2, 2022 class, you must talk to your teacher about how to apply. 

Apply in-person at one of these locations listed below. You will need to return to the same location January 2023 for testing.

English for the American Workplace:

Apply In-Person at these locations:

English for the American Workplace
Location Dates  Times
  • Rockville Campus
  • Building: Mannakee
  • Room:  MK 103

Address

Monday, December  12, 2022

Choose One:

  •  7:00 a.m
  • or
  • 9:00 a.m.
  • or
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Takoma Park / Silver Spring Campus
  • Building: Cafritz Arts Center
  • Room: CF 230

Address: 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

 Choose one:

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • or
  • 11:00 a.m.
  • Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center
  • Building: Westfield South
  • Room: 506

Address: 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

9:30 a.m.

Gaithersburg High School 

Address: 101 Education Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 

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Saturday, December 10 

9:00 a.m.

Gaithersburg High School

Address: 101 Education Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 

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Monday, December 12. 

6:30 p.m.

Kennedy High School 

Address:1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902 

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 Saturday, December 10.

 9:00 a.m.

Wheaton High School

Address: 12401 Dalewood Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906 

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Monday, December 12. 

6:30 p.m.

Seneca Valley High School

19401 Crystal Rock Dr, Germantown, MD 20874 

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Tuesday, December 13.

 6:30 p.m.

Blair High School

Address: 51 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901 

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Tuesday, December 13. 

6:30 p.m.

Richard Montgomery High School

250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 

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Wednesday, December 15. 

6:30 p.m.