English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Mom, Dad, and child posing with Katrina Bercaw after learning English in class.


English for Speakers of Other Languages classes are offered mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Distance learning options are also available. Levels include pre-literacy, literacy, beginning, high beginning, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced. Class content includes reading, writing, speaking, and listening in the context of: employment, communication, technology, civics, American culture and citizenship, community and family. Burlington English, an online learning program, is also used with all ESL students. Students must register and be pre-tested and post tested during each semester. Regular attendance, in-person or remote, is required. Transition to high school is part of the program for those in need of a high school diploma.


Families learning english (FLE)

This is a free program for families with children in the Norwich Public Schools. Parents will work to improve their English speaking, understanding, and writing while children (aged 2-8 years) take part in engaging activities and receive homework help. The program integrates English Language Learning with real life application. Special family activities take place each week! Childcare is provided. These literacy classes are held at Uncas School, Wequonnoc School, and Madonna Place in Norwich. Distance learning options are also available. For information, call our main office at 860.823.4299.

Rows of students in a classroom