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.

Families learning english (FLE)

This is a free program for families with children in the Norwich Public Schools. It includes English classes with a Norwich Adult Education teacher for the adults and activities and homework help for the children. Special family activities take place each week! These literacy classes are held at Uncas School, Wequonnoc School, and Madonna Place in Norwich. Distance learning options are also available. For information, call or text Ruth Curley at 860.917.3584 or Katrina Bercaw at 860.961.9321.