Are you interested in learning English? That’s great! We can certainly help you! The English classes at The Branch are all taught by our experienced, qualified, and caring teachers. We love our English students and welcome you into our English family. We want to help you succeed in learning English. The first step in joining an English class at The Branch is to schedule a time to take a placement test. The 25 minute test helps us know which class is best for you as you begin your studies. If you are ready to study English with us, click Information/Schedule Placement Test below to schedule your placement test. The test can be taken online or in-person.
About our School
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of our classes are now conducted online using ZOOM. Our teachers are experienced in using ZOOM, and use creative methods to help you learn from your own home during this public health crisis. For students who are not familiar with ZOOM, we can help you get started! You can study using a laptop, tablet, or even your phone. Occasionally, as the public health situation improves, an individual class may choose to meet in person. You will be notified by your teacher if that happens. Please note that there will be no childcare provided if your class meets at The Branch, and no children are allowed to be present at The Branch building.
The Branch uses Ventures ESL curriculum by Cambridge University Press for most levels of instruction, which includes the Student Book and Student Workbook. Each day, teachers utilize the curriculum and other resources to help our students improve their skills in vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension. Teachers also assign homework as well. The cost of your books is included in your class fees. There are no books for conversation class.
Traditional English Classes provide instruction 2 days a week and are available both mornings and evenings. Traditional students will generally complete one level per year. The classes include Levels 1—4.
Intensive English Classes meet 3—4 days a week, Mondays—Thursdays during the day. Intensive English students will generally complete two levels per year.
We also offer a Reading Tutorial for students who need to learn to read English from the beginning and a Basics Class for beginning students. These classes are limited in size to small groups.
We are excited about adding Conversation Classes this semester! Conversation classes are theme-based classes that meet once a week for 1 hour. Potential topics include current events, television, small talk, work, etc. These classes will begin on ZOOM.
We are happy to write a letter for students who need proof that they are enrolled in our English program. Most employers appreciate employees who study English. Students receive a certificate when they complete a level.
Are you ready to take the first step in reaching your English goal? New students must schedule an appointment to take a placement test before registering. Contact us to request an appointment or for more information. Click below to schedule your placement test and get started! We are excited to meet you and help you reach your goals!
All students are asked to invest in their education by paying a class fee, which includes the cost of your books. The fee is due at the time of registration, but may be paid in 2 equal payments with the first payment due at the time of registration.
Traditional Classes - $200
Payment 1- $100 due at registration
Payment 2- $100 due February 15
Intensive Level - $300
Payment 1 - $150 due at registration
Payment 2 - $150 due on February 15
Winter/Spring Session - January 11 - May 20 (**Class will begin January 11 if class reaches minimum size. You will be notified if your class does not meet the minimum size requirements, and you will be assigned a different class.)
Traditional Class Schedule
Level 1—10:30—12:00 (Monday/Wednesday) ZOOM class
Level 2—10:30—12:00 (Tuesday/Thursday) ZOOM class
Level 3—8:30 - 10:00 (Monday/Wednesday) ZOOM class
Level 4/4+ --8:30—10:00 (Tuesday/Thursday) ZOOM class
Advanced—8:30—10:00 (Monday/Wednesday) ZOOM class
Level 3 Intensive—Monday---Thursday 10:30—12:00 ZOOM class
Level 4+ Intensives—Monday—Thursday 8:30—10:00 ZOOM class
Basic/Level 1A Tutorial—Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 12:30—2:00 Hybrid—Zoom/in Person
Reading Support Tutorial - Tuesday/Thursday Hybrid--Zoom/in-person
Conversation Class—Thursday—12:30—1:30--ZOOM class
Level 1—7:45—9:15 (Tuesday/Thursday) ZOOM class
Level 2a—6:00—7:30 (Tuesday/Thursday) ZOOM class
Level 2b—6:00—7:30 (Tuesday/Thursday) ZOOM class
Level 3—6:30—8:00 (Monday/Wednesday) ZOOM class
Level 4—6:30—8:00 (Monday/Wednesday) ZOOM class
Level 5—6:30—8:00 (Monday/Wednesday) Zoom class
Basic Tutorial—5:00-6:30 (Mondays/Wednesdays) ZOOM class
Conversation Class—6:00-7:00 (Tuesdays) ZOOM class