PEDAL@GSE

PEDAL@GSE

Practical English for Daily Living

FREE Classes for Adult English Language Learners

Community PEDAL@GSE Classes


Walnut West Community PEDAL


Summer 2017 Community PEDAL

Classes begin the week of May 22, 2017 and end the week of July 31, 2017

Registration for Summer 2017 classes opens May 15, 2017 at the Walnut St. West Library

Click Here to Download the Community PEDAL Registration Form.

 There is a 20 person limit for each class.  If you register after the class is full, you will be put on a wait list.

 

Low-Novice — Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 PM 

 Novice — Mondays, 5:00-7:00 PM

Intermediate — Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM

Advanced — Fridays, 12:30-2:30 PM

Important! — Community PEDAL students must choose one class to attend.  (For example, you cannot attend both the novice and intermediate class each week.)


Fall 2017 Community PEDAL

 Classes begin the week of September 11, 2017 and end November 29, 2017

 Registration for Fall 2017 classes opens August 30, 2017 at the Walnut St. West Library .

  There is a 20 person limit for each class.  If you register after the class is full, you will be put on a wait list.

 Novice — Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 PM

 Intermediate — Fridays, 12:30-2:30 PM

 Advanced — Mondays, 5:00-7:00 PM

  *No classes November 20–24, 2017 due to Thanksgiving break*

All classes meet at the Walnut West Library, 201 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Important! — Community PEDAL students must choose one class to attend.  (For example, you cannot attend both the novice and intermediate class each week.)


Walnut West Community PEDAL has four class levels. Which is right for you?

The Community PEDAL@GSE Low-Novice Class is for English learners…  

  • Who cannot or are extremely limited in their ability to read and/or write in their first language or in English (i.e. low-literacy skills or illiteracy).
  • Who use mostly individual words or gestures to communicate in American English, and have very little experience talking with proficient American English speakers.
  • Who describe events in present time, cannot and do not use past or future tense to mark time, and have an extremely small American English vocabulary to talk about daily interactions.
  • Whose spoken English is difficult for proficient American English speakers to understand.

The Community PEDAL@GSE Novice Class is for English learners…  

  • Who use mostly individual words or short phrases to communicate in American English, and have very little experience talking with proficient American English speakers.
  • Who might describe events in present time, but rarely use past or future time, and have a small American English vocabulary to talk about daily interactions.
  • Whose spoken English is difficult for proficient American English speakers to understand.

The Community PEDAL@GSE Intermediate Class is for English learners…   

  • Who use mostly sentence-length or longer statements to communicate in American English, and are comfortable speaking for short periods of time with proficient American English speakers.
  • Who can easily describe events in present time, but have some difficulties describing events in past and future time, and have a moderate American English vocabulary for general topics such as work, school, or daily life.
  • Whose spoken English is sometimes difficult for proficient American English speakers to understand.

(For Fall 2016) The Community PEDAL@GSE Advanced Class is for English learners…

  • Who frequently use paragraph-length or longer statements to communicate in American English, and are comfortable talking for long periods of time with proficient American English speakers.
  • Who can easily describe events in the past, present, and future time, and have a large American English vocabulary for general and specialized topics.
  • Whose spoken English is usually easy for proficient American English speakers to understand. 

Blackwell Community PEDAL

There will be NO classes at the Blackwell Community PEDAL site until further notice.  The Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library is closed for renovations.