Class Descriptions

English as a Second Language Levels 1 - 3

 English classes offered at various levels: Chinese Students 

The ESL 1-3 classes let you choose your level. These classes will help you:

  • review grammar and increase vocabulary
  • improve your listening and speaking through discussion and conversation
  • learn from native speakers

Cambridge Interchange and Passages Series

Range from beginning to advanced. Many students take 2 or 3 of these classes during the term.

Class Schedule

Pronunciation Class

 Small group pronunciation class

American English is more than learning correct sounds. In this class you will learn:

  • stress
  • rhythm
  • intonation
  • and more!

Pronunciation for Success, by Sheryl Holt and Colleen Meyers (UMN Faculty) 

Intermediate to Advanced

Class Schedule

Painting & Crafts Class

 Painting and crafts classes offer a chance for students to practice their language skills

Debbie teaches painting techniques and is skilled in many kinds of crafts. Creating art is a wonderful way to relax from the stresses of living in another culture. One of the joys of Debbie's painting class is that no experience is needed! 

Supply Fee:
$1  per class
$7 for the semester


For more information, contact

 - Mondays 1 p.m. 

TOEFL Skills Seminar

 TOEFL preparation classes offered periodically

What are your academic and career goals? Do you want to pass the TOEFL exam?  Improve academic skills?  Challenge your listening comprehension and increase you speaking confidence? This class will help you reach your goals. 

High intermediate to Advanced

Email Amy Wang at for the dates of the next seminar.


Cooking Class

 English learners also take part in cooking classes, where they get to practice their English in real-time.

Cooking Class meets in the downstairs kitchen of Hospitality Center for Chinese. In these classes you will:

  • learn to cook and bake everyday and holiday foods.
  • share your own recipes 
  • finish each class by eating lunch together. 


This class is in English and Chinese. 

Hospitality Center for Chinese - 1407 Cleveland Ave N. St. Paul. 

Email Amy at for next class


News & Views

 Classes to help students learn both English and gain knowledge of Western Culture.

This class allows students to explore many topics including

  • current events
  • cultural comparisons
  • media

Every week, a different topic is presented through a reading. One of the focuses of this class is to discuss and analyze different points of view. 

Intermediate to Advanced


Do any of these look interesting to you? Check out our Class Schedule for more information!