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NMC Offers Course to Improve English Language Skills (August 3, 2009)

The Northern Marianas College, through the Division of Community Programs and Services’ (COMPASS) Community Development Institute (CDI), is offering short-term classes to interested individuals who wish to improve their English language skills. The course is offered as part of the College’s mission to provide customized, continuing educational and professional development opportunities in response to community needs.

The course will teach participants the fundamentals of the English language such as enunciation, pronunciation and dialogue. The course also aims to help participants understand and master grammatical concepts necessary for interactive skills development. Throughout the course, students will practice these concepts in oral dialogue and conversation exercises.

Additionally, the classes, which are designed to improve individual knowledge and specific skills, are geared around actual workforce needs and experiences based on course surveys, community needs assessments, and interviews with employers. The August/September course schedule and fees are listed below.

English Language Development Course

Dates: August 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31 & September 2, 4, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21

Schedule: 4:30 pm ” 6:00 pm (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)

Room: TBA

Fee: $300

It is recommended that all interested individuals register before the start of the first day of class. Certificates of attendance and competence will be awarded to registered students who complete all course requirements. Full payment is required for admission to a class. A discount price may also be awarded to partnering entities.

To register, or to obtain more information, visit the CDI Office in Building P at the NMC Campus in As Terlaje. You can also call 234-5498 ext. 1010/05/14/19/30, or e-mail John Manalo at [email protected].

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