Basic Skills

ESL for Families

The parent is a child’s first teacher in life.  The ESL for Families is a Family Literacy Program that teaches English to both parents and their children. Families participate in real-life situations that take place at schools, doctors’ offices, banks, department of motor vehicle offices, and courthouses, among others.  The goal is to provide parents and their children with English language skills to bond as a family, reduce language barriers, build confidence, and support each other through life.


The ESL for Families Program Principles:

  • Learning together brings families together

  • Learning takes place at school and at home

  • Interactive literacy activities supplement learning

  • Parents with increased ability to communicate will become more involved at school

  • Instruction takes place at Housatonic Community College



Dates 02/02/19 - 04/27/19    Note: No class 2/16, 3/16, 4/20


  • Time of day: Weekends
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Days: Saturday
  • Hours: 30
  • Class Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • CRN: 2150
  • Tuition: $259
  • Room: Beacon Hall 140
  • Instructor: Stacey-Ann Bennett