Global Connections’ English Language Classes provide individuals with the opportunity to practice English speaking and listening skills in an informal classroom setting. Classes are offered weekly and are taught by experienced Global Connections volunteers. Levels range from beginner to advanced. All classes are intended for adult learners, unless otherwise noted. Older (teen) children may also benefit from the classes, but interested individuals should contact the teacher privately to see if they are willing to include younger students.

To register for an English Language Class, please first contact the instructor of your desired class to inquire if the class has openings for new students. You can find this information below. If the teacher invites you to join the class, you will be asked to fill out a registration form when you attend your first class.

Unless noted, all Global Connections English Language Classes are FREE and open to all. Classes are ongoing and participants can join at any time. If childcare is needed, contact us or the teacher to discuss possible arrangements.

Spring 2020 Classes

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location:    State College Municipal Building

Teacher:     Bob Persiko, [email protected]; 814-810-7736

Topic:        Not specific

Level:         Intermediate to Advanced

*Open admission during the semester; people wishing to participate should contact the teacher and register

Wednesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, starting January 15, 2020

Location:    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 208 West Foster Avenue

Teacher:    Cathy Dauler, [email protected] or 814-880-2468

Topic:         Emphasis on Conversation: Pronunciation, American Culture, and History

Level:         Intermediate to Advanced

*Women Only

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Location: 2400 Buchenhorst Road, State College (teacher’s home)

Teacher: Jane Jantzer-Wilson, [email protected] or 814-234-7041

Topic: ESL Instruction on all levels, including reading, writing, pronunciation, ear training, vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure and composition as well as seasonal cultural exchanges and discussion

Level: All levels welcome

Fee: $3.00 donation per class attended as long as it is not a hardship to pay

*Children are welcome to accompany their parent(s)

Thursdays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, starting January 13, 2020

Location:   State College Municipal Building, Room 241, 243 S. Allen St. 

Teacher:    Deborah Leo, [email protected]

Topic:         Focus on English pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar through conversation and discussion of weekly topics

 Level:       Intermediate to Advanced

Fridays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM/Noon

Location: 2400 Buchenhorst Road, State College (teacher’s home)

Teacher: Jane Jantzer-Wilson, [email protected] or 814-234-7041

Topic: ESL through Healthy Cooking & Living — introduces recipes, the vocabulary of cooking, food preparation, nutrition, and economizing 

Level: All levels of English welcome

Fee: One-time $5 registration fee and a $3 donation per class attended as long as it is not a hardship to pay

*Children are welcome to accompany their parent(s)

Global Connections also maintains a list of private tutors and editors who charge a fee for their services. Global Connections does not recommend any one teacher over the other, and does not verify or guarantee their credentials. Please contact private tutors and editors individually, not through the Global Connections office.

Global Connections welcomes native English speakers with a background in education or teaching to volunteer to teach a class. Training can be provided. To arrange a meeting, please contact us.