Tuesday, September 19, 2017



ESL classes are now offered in Windsor Forest!

 Tuesdays & Thursdays AM 9:00-12:00 or PM 6:00-9:00 



REGISTRATION for these classes is September 26 at 9:00 AM or 6:00 PM.

Bring your documents and be prepared to stay 3 hours for testing and orientation.

11911 White Bluff Rd.
 White Bluff United Methodist Church

Elizabeth Gray 912-443-5713 egray@savannahtech.edu 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

NEW REGISTRATION DATES

Classes at Savannah-Main Campus, Pooler, and Liberty
meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
mornings from 9:00-12:00 or nights from 6:00-9:00.

Classes at Savannah-Windsor Forest
 meet Tuesday and Thursday
mornings from 9:00-12:00 or evenings from 6:00-9:00

All classes integrate ESL reading, writing, speaking, listening,
grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, culture, and civics.

SAVANNAH-MAIN CAMPUS

REGISTRATION DATES


Tuesday, August 22  8:30 am or 5:30 p.m.

Bring picture ID/USCIS documents and be prepared to stay up to 4 hours. 

SAVANNAH-WINDSOR FOREST

REGISTRATION DATES

Tuesday, September 26  9:00 am or 6:00 p.m.

Bring picture ID/USCIS documents and be prepared to stay up to 4 hours. 


CONTACT
Ms. Elizabeth Gray egray@savannahtech.edu 912-443-5446
Student Enrichment Center Building –Savannah Technical College – 
5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405   

POOLER

 REGISTRATION DATES
for High Beginning to Low Advanced levels only. NO LOW BEGINNERS please.

Afternoons 1:30-4:30 by appointment.

Bring picture ID/USCIS documents and be prepared to stay up to 4 hours. 

CONTACT

Pauline Goodman      pgoodman@savannahtech.edu
Savannah Technical College, Crossroads Campus
190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah (Pooler), GA 31407     Room 181
E-mail prefered!  If you call, please leave a clear and detailed message. Do not text.
912-443-5448

 
LIBERTY COUNTY

 CONTACT
                Ms. Nancy Maier     nmaier@savannahtech.edu  912 368 7322
100 Knowledge Drive, Army Education Center, Fort Stewart, Hinesville, GA

Advanced English GED classes
       CONTACT
 912-443-5446. 
(Must already have good English. If in doubt, contact one of the teachers.)


– ESL REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS –

·       -- Sign a contract agreeing to attend 75%-100% of hours offered, make up missed hours online, notify the teacher of absences, try to go up one level before June 15, and stay until you complete your level.

·       --  Be a documented US citizen OR Permanent Resident, OR eligible non-immigrant/alien.
(No F1 or B1/B2 visas.) Bring picture ID & any U.S. government papers or visas you have, including I-94.

·        --Be an adult (18+) (or age 16-17 not enrolled in high school and with parental permission).

·        -- Do all registration activities as scheduled.

·         --Do not bring children to registration or to class.


– ESL REGISTRATION ACTIVITIES –

·   * ELIGIBILITY: We check that your immigration status allows you to receive these state services.
You sign a paper and we photocopy your documents.      

 - * SUrvey: This helps us know about you and establish goals

- * PLACEMENT tESTING: This gives us information about your English level and help us place you in a class and location.
    • Reading and Writing “BEST Literacy” test (1 hour)
    • Listening Test (30 minutes)

·    * Intake form: You fill out the Georgia Adult Education form. Be sure you have information (address, phone numbers) for yourself and an emergency contact person.

·      * Goals SHEET Based on your survey and intake, we establish your goals for the year.

·        * Orientation & Contract: We tell you about the college, the program, and the classes. You agree to our rules and expectations.

  * PHOTO RELEASE FORM We request permission to use your photo in publicity materials.

*UNDERAGE PAPERS If you are between 16-18 years old, your parent or guardian gives permission and you prove you are not in high school.








Thursday, December 15, 2016

ESL Holiday Event at Crossroads, December 2016



The new Pooler site has just celebrated its first annual ESL Holiday Event. Our trailblazing students brought gifts, good cheer, and treats to share.
 














The class wrote each other holiday cards and found all the words hidden in the letters
C H R I S T M A S  T R E E . 
  

They presented the essays they had written on “New Year’s in My Country”. 



They received door prizes—some silly, some nice—and played the “Dirty Santa” game, which involves exchanging gifts…not always voluntarily!
 
They listened to Christmas carols and learned “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, a traditional song about creative and extravagent gift-giving, attempting to be quick enough to jump up and sing their line when their number came around.
 
     And last but not least, they experienced an international tasting menu—chicken with coconut-red pepper sauce from Venezuela; roast turkey from the Dominican Republic; chicken salad, bacon ranch dip, rice with pigeon peas, and homemade cake from Puerto Rico; chocolate taffy and a savory ground yucca dish from Brazil; and macintosh apples as well as a side dish with wild rice and cranberries from the United States.

We expect that by next year at this time, the Pooler site will have expanded to include students from many more countries! Meanwhile, we wish everyone happy holidays, and look forward to seeing you in January.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Skilled Volunteers (Unpaid) Needed

ESL Adult Education at Savannah Technical College is a non-profit, grant-funded program offering free English language and basic academic skills instruction to a very diverse population of immigrants, refugees, citizens, and long-term residents from around the world.
We teach skills needed to cope independently and effectively with employment, schools, housing, health care, consumerism, and other everyday needs, and provide students the opportunity to complete their basic or secondary education and prepare for college.

Skilled Volunteers (Unpaid) Needed

1. LITERACY AND COMPUTER TUTOR
 
To train small groups of beginning language learners in basic literacy--phonics, reading, writing, and computer use.

Requirements
  • Passionate about education and helping an underserved population.
     
  • Able to train students quickly in computer use and supervise their online literacy study.   Preferred: Native-speaker-like English and experience teaching low-level ESL and/or beginning reading and writing.
  • Able to communicate patiently and effectively with those of limited English proficiency.
  • Very reliable and willing to make a regular time commitment mornings and/or evenings.
  • Willing to undergo background check.
Please send cover letter and resume detailing your interest, experience, and availability to pgoodman@savannahtech.edu .


2. INTAKE ASSISTANT
 
To help with ESL registration , eventually perhaps leading it yourself, and related paperwork.

Requirements

  • Excellent attention to detail and clerical skills, ability to follow directions/rules and learn complex multi-step processes.
  • Very reliable and willing to make a regular long-term time commitment Friday mornings and/or Thursday evenings.
  • Native-speaker-like English.
  • Ability to communicate patiently and effectively with those of limited English proficiency. (And ability to speak/write other languages--Spanish, Arabic ...--is a plus.)
  • Undergo background check.
Please send resume and cover letter detailing your interest, experience, and availability to pgoodman@savannahtech.edu .