PEDAL@GSE

PEDAL@GSE

Practical English for Daily Living

FREE Classes for Adult English Language Learners

PEDAL@GSE Classes

Fall 2019 Session 

PEDAL@GSE Student Registration

Fridays from 9:30–11:30am
September 13th - November 22nd

PEDAL@GSE classes meet at the Penn Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut St.

 

For the first class: Students can choose which class to attend (see descriptions below). In the first class, the teacher will decide which level is best for them.



Important!

  • Students who attend PEDAL@GSE classes at Penn GSE on Friday mornings cannot also attend Community PEDAL classes at the Walnut West Library.
  • 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.