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ESL Program

Burlington English (BE) Blended Online Courses

Blended Instruction:  half of the instruction is teacher lead (online or in person), and half is independent student learning online

Burlington Core Series

A six-level innovative blended curriculum that teaches listening, speaking, reading and writing with focus on conversation through discussions, presentations, and role play.

Generally, it takes 6 semesters to complete it.  Burlington English (BE) offers this program at the low cost of $96 per student for 12 months with unlimited access 24/7.  In other words, the BE license costs only $1.85 per week.

Materials needed: 

A computer with internet, a microphone and a speaker (a head-set is recommended), or a tablet, or a smart phone.  No books.

Included: BE Career Exploration & Soft Skills Mini-Courses

The courses integrate career planning and workforce readiness into Burlington Core curriculum, thereby meeting the goals of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Included: Burlington English Grammar

Targeted practice in 3 levels:  Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced.

Included:  BE Digital Readers

33 abridged editions of classic literature in illustrated text and audio format


 A six-level, standards-based ESL series, by Cambridge University Press, 2018

All RGVLC students can use the VENTURES digital grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening exercises for free and without registration or log-in. There is also a Citizenship section that includes questions on civics, history, government, and the N-400 application.

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