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PEDAL@GSE

PEDAL@GSE

Practical English for Daily Living

FREE Classes for Adult English Language Learners

PEDAL@GSE Classes

Spring 2023

 

REGISTER HERE!

registration opens 12/01/22

 

Wednesdays & Fridays

12:30-2:00pm ET

January 25 – April 14, 2023

 

Questions? Email Erica at epoinset@upenn.edu.

*All classes will be held online.

 

For your first class, you can choose which class to attend (see descriptions below). During your first class, your teacher will decide which level is best for you.


Important!

  • Penn international students, visiting scholars, post-docs, and faculty are NOT eligible to attend PEDAL@GSE classes.  The classes are ONLY for Penn family members and guests of family.


PEDAL@GSE has four levels of English classes.
Which one is right for you?

 

The PEDAL@GSE Level 1 Class is for English learners...

  • Who can engage in simple conversation in American English about familiar topics (such as self, family).
  • Who use mostly basic words or short phrases to communicate in American English.
  • Whose spoken English is difficult for proficient American English speakers to understand.

The PEDAL@GSE Level 2 Class is for English learners…

  • Who feel comfortable engaging in short conversations in American English about familiar topics and can communicate occasionally about unfamiliar topics.
  • Who can understand and produce sentences and able to use questions to start and continue conversations.
  • Who understand and use high frequency and personalized vocabulary for general topics such as work, school, or daily life.
  • Whose spoken English is sometimes difficult for proficient American English speakers to understand.

The PEDAL@GSE Level 3 Class is for English learners…

  • Who are comfortable talking for longer conversations on familiar and new concrete topics (social, academic, and work related) with proficient American English speakers.
  • Who understand and use a range of vocabulary for general and specialized topics.
  • Whose spoken English is usually easy for proficient American English speakers to understand. 

The PEDAL@GSE Level 4 Class is for English learners…

  • Who are interested in participating in and leading discussions on current events with other high-advanced level English speakers
  • Who show ease and confidence in communicating in American English for extended conversations with proficient American English speakers.
  • Who easily handle interactions with unexpected complications.
  • Who understand and use a broad vocabulary for general and specialized topics.
  • Whose spoken English is easy for proficient American English speakers to understand.