Low Beginning ESL

School Year 2022-2023 Syllabus

Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Adult Education Center


Hello From Your Instructor!

My name is Nancy Villa Herrera. I am your teacher for the ESL Low Beginning class.

Welcome to the class!

Nice to meet you!

When is class? Where is class?

  • We have class at the school Monday and Wednesday. We meet in classroom 203. We meet from 6:15p.m. - 9p.m.


  • We use an online textbook called Burlington English.

  • Go to app.burlingtonenglish.com to log in.

  • Your username is your email address. The password is 12345.

  • Burlington English is free for you. You do not need to buy it.

  • Sometimes we use other books, too. I will tell you more about them later. You do not need to buy those books, either.

Click picture to go to Burlington English


  • There is homework every week.

  • I send the homework to your phone. I use an app called Remind.

  • Important: Click this link to join our class on Remind. Enter your name and phone number.

What will we learn?

Look at this document. It shows things we will learn about.

Which things do you want to learn about?

Needs Assessment: Low Beginning
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Important Info

  • Participate in class. "Participate" means to talk, ask questions, and do homework.

  • It is good to make mistakes. It means you are learning!

  • Be kind to your classmates.

You can do it!

Learning a language can be hard.

But, you are not doing it alone.

We are all working together.

You can do it!

Have questions?

You can send me a message. Please, use Remind on your phone.

Or, send me an email. My email address is nherrerasantacruz@smmusd.org.

You can also talk to Jonathan Vasquez, the ESL counselor. He is happy to help you. Send him an email at jonvasquez@smmusd.org.