ESL at Boulder County Campus

The Pathways for Bilingual Graduates program helps prepare students for success in college and career. ESL instructors work with students to:

  • Improve academic English skills including listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar.
  • Improve skills that will help prepare for a job or advance in a job (problem solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration and technology).
  • Identify leadership strengths and opportunities.

Program Details 

This ESL program offers four modules, a language lab, and a technology skills lab.

  • Students receive personalized instruction.
  • Students can repeat modules to make sure they reach their learning goals.
  • Scholarships may be available.

Modules

Modules are similar to classes, but are project-based and personalized for the college and career goals of each student. All modules integrate listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and technology. The four modules are:

  • Module 1 - Options & Choices

Students will become familiar with Front Range Community College, college resources, and explore careers and technology.

  • Module 2 - Problem Solving & Decision Making

Students will identify their learning strengths and areas for growth, use technology to do research, and create an academic support system.

  • Module 3 - Achievement & Success

Students will use their academic support system to help them navigate the college system, identify and overcome academic challenges, and improve communication in English.

  • Module 4 - Graduation & Career (available starting Fall Semester 2015)

Students will explore college and community to identify service learning opportunities and educational opportunities. Ultimately, students will set new goals for college and career. 

Cost is $375 for each module.

Collaborative Learning Lab

The "Collaboratory" is a collaborative learning lab. Students work together to practice conversational English and reading.

  • Students must be enrolled in a module to participate.
  • Small groups of students practice their English and get help with assignments from instructors and assistants.
  • Cost is $230.

Technology Skills Lab

The Technology Friday Workshop is a learning lab where students work together to practice technology skills.

  • Students must be enrolled in a module to participate.
  • Small groups of students get help with the technology tools necessary for classroom and career success.
  • The workshop is held in the computer lab.
  • Cost is $175.

Spring 2014 Schedule

Daytime ESL Classes

Class Day(s) Time
Module 1 Monday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Module 1 Monday & Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Module 2 Monday & Wednesday 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Module 2 Monday & Wednesday 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Module 3 Monday & Wednesday 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Language Lab Monday & Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Technology Skills Friday 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Technology Skills Friday 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Technology Skills Friday 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Modules 1, 2 and 3

  • January 21 - May 11, 2015 (15 weeks)
  • 37.5 hours per module

Language Lab

  • January 28 - May 11, 2015 (14 weeks)
  • 23 hours

Technology Skills

  • January 30 - May 8, 2015 (14 weeks)
  • 17.5 hours

Evening ESL Classes 

Class Days Time
Module 1 Monday & Wednesday 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Module 2 Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Module 1

  • January 21 - May 11 (15 weeks)
  • 37.5 hours

Module 2

  • January 20 - May 7, 2015 (15 weeks)
  • 37.5 hours

For More Information

Cynthia Garcia

Cynthia.Garcia@frontrange.edu
(303) 678-3846

John Finney

John.Finney@frontrange.edu
(303) 678-3921

Kathy Gamble

kathy.gamble@frontrange.edu
303-678-3824

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