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Vocational ESOL Classes

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Vocational ESOL classes are perfect for students who know which particular career field they want to go into. Students should have a high intermediate or low advanced ability with the English language and want or need to improve access to other Montgomery College opportunities. Our Vocational ESOL classes teach industry-specific vocabulary and norms.

Our Vocational ESOL classes prepare students to either get ready for work in the job field and/or join our Certification  programs in that field. At the end of each Vocational ESOL course, students will have in-depth knowledge about the job area and be ready for next steps with Montgomery College’s other college credit courses or certificate programs (such as: Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician Training, Computer Network, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Apartment Maintenance) and potential employers.

Interested in these programs?

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

Requirements for Vocational ESOL Classes

You must take an in-person CASAS test to be placed in any class (online or in-person classes).

  • You must attend an information session. 
  • 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 Vocational ESOL 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 2024 Vocational ESOL Classes Application Information:

 To apply for these classes,you MUST first attend the information and application session. You will need to take the placement testing in-person.  Information about testing will be given during the orientation session. 

Note: If you are currently taking a class, you must talk to your teacher about how to apply in class.

Application Instructions

  1. Choose the vocational class you want to take.
  2. Register to attend the orientation and application session for that class.
  3. Attend the required  information and application session.
  4. During the orientation, you will:
    1. Complete the class application form.
    2. Sign up to get more information about the in-person placement tests.

Vocational ESOL for Healthcare, female in scrubs
ESOL for Healthcare

Are you looking for a new or a better job in healthcare? Do you want to learn more English for your job? Would you like to learn medical vocabulary? In this class, students learn the English and basic skills they need to work in entry-level healthcare jobs. This course gives students more practice with speaking, listening, and writing skills. It also prepares students for the healthcare certification programs.

ESOL for Health Care has two options, either in-person or online

 

In-Person Classes Information

Location:
Work Source Montgomery, Wheaton
11510 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Class Dates & Times:
February 2 - April 26, 2024
Thursdays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost:  Free

To apply for the in-person class, you must attend the in-person information  session, at the class location address: 11510 Georgia Ave. Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Information Sessions:

December 1, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. or

December 8, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.

You must register to attend the in-person orientation. Scan the QR code or click on the link below to register. After the orientation, you will need to take the reading and listening placement tests in person.  Information about testing will be given during the orientation session.

ESOL for Health Care,  In-Person Orientation
ESOL Health Care In-Person Orientation Form
Register for the In-Person ESOL Health Care Orientation Form
Online Classes Information

Location: Online via Zoom
Class Dates and Times:

January 25 - April 23, 2024

Cost: Free

Information Sessions:

December 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
or
December 11, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

You must register to attend the on-line orientation. Scan the QR code or click on the link below to register. After  the orientation, you will need to take the reading and listening placement tests in person.  Information about testing will be given during the orientation session.

ESOL for Health Care online orientation
ESOL for Health Care Online Classes Form

 

ESOL for Health Care Online Classes Orientation Form

Printable ESOL for Healthcare Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

Vocational ESOL for Healthcare, a woman on the phone
ESOL for Customer Service

Do you want to work in the sales and service industry? Would you like to improve your English-speaking skills? This class will help you improve your English-speaking skills and learn the basic skills needed to enter the retail and customer service industry. This course gives students more practice with speaking, listening, and writing skills. It also prepares students for certification programs.

  • Class Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Class Dates & Times
    • January 25 - April 8, 2024
    • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free 
  • To apply for this class, you must attend the online orientation session:
    •  November 30, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
    • or
    • December 6, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
    •  

You must register to attend the online orientation. Scan the QR code or click on the link below to register.

ESOL for Customer Service,  link to registration

Register for Customer Service Online Orientation

After the orientation, you will need to take the reading and listening placement tests in person.  Information about testing will be given during the orientation session.

Printable ESOL for Customer Service flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

Vocational ESOL Bridge to TEchnology, student at a computer
ESOL Bridge to Technology

Do you want to work in the information technology field? Do you like working on computers and want to improve your computer skills? In this class you will learn English and workplace readiness skills for careers in technology. Students learn the vocabulary needed in this industry, increase computer basic skills and learn to troubleshoot minor computer problems. The class also prepares students for computer certification programs.

  • Class Location: 
    • Takoma Park Silver Spring campus
    •  930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Class Dates & Times
    • February 2 - April 10, 2024
    • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
  • Cost: Free
  • To apply for this class, you must attend the in-person orientation session:
    •  November 30, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
    •   OR
    • December 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

 You must register to attend the orientation. Scan the QR code or click on the link below to register. 

ESOL Bridge to Technology

Register for the ESOL Bridge to Technology Orientation Form

After the orientation, you will need to take the reading and listening placement tests in person.  Information about testing will be given during the orientation session.

Printable ESOL Bridge to Technology Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

Vocational ESOL for Building Trades, a man in a hard hat
ESOL for Building Trades

Are you looking for a new or a better job in carpentry, heating/air conditioning, or electricity? Do you want to learn more English and basic skills needed to work in building trades jobs? This class will help you improve your English speaking, listening, and writing skills. You learn basic skills and vocabulary needed for entry-level positions in this industry. The class also prepares students for certification programs.

  • Class Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Class Dates & Times
    •  January 31 – April 10, 2024
    • Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free tuition, free materials
  • To apply for this class, you must attend the online orientation session:
    •  December 5, 2023 at  7:30 p.m.
    •   OR
    • December 7, 2023 at  6:00 p.m.

You must register to attend the orientation. Scan the QR code or click on the link below to register.

ESOL for Building Trades

Register for the ESOL for Building Trades Online Orientation

After the orientation, you will need to take the reading and listening placement tests in person.  Information about testing will be given during the orientation session.

Printable flyer ESOL for Building Trades (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)  

ESOL career in education
ESOL for Careers in Education

Would you like to learn more English and get information about jobs and careers in education? Do you want to work as a teacher, teacher's assistant, paraprofessional, or work in childcare centers? Do you need to learn more English and vocabulary to take the child care certification classes? This class will help you learn the English and basic skills you need in the education field, and connect you to certificate programs in childcare.

  • Location: Online (Zoom)
  • Class Dates & Times:
    • January 25 - April 18, 2024
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free
  • To apply for this class, you must attend the online orientation session:
    • December 5, 2023 at  6:00 p.m.
    • or
    • December 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
ESOL Careers in Education
Register for ESOL Careers in Education Online Orientation

After the orientation, you will need to take the reading and listening placement tests in person.  Information about testing will be given during the orientation session

Printable ESOL for Careers in Education Flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)