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ESL Classes
Clases de Ingles
Como Segunda Lengua

Instructor: Anna Bendiksen

Anna is a parishioner at the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena in Trumbull. 
She originally trained as a scholar of Russian literature at Bryn Mawr College (A.B. in Russian 1991) and Yale University (M.A., M.Phil. in Slavic Languages and literatures 2001). 

She went to school at Teachers College Columbia University and received a certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages (2019). She was an ESL instructor at Sacred Heart University and she also writes sacred music ( 
She finds great joy in serving her brothers and sisters in the Church through high-quality ESL instruction that reflects our Catholic faith. Her teaching philosophy springs from Catholic teaching concerning the dignity of the human person, including the teaching that education is a basic human right.

Class Schedule/Horario de las Clases

7 to 8 PM Beginner 1
8 to 9 PM Beginner 2

7 a 8 PM Beginner 1
8 a 9 PM Beginner 2

ESL Spring Calendar/
Calendario de Primavera de Ingles como Segunda Lengua

Monday, Jan. 9th, 7 PM—First day of classes. Placement exam for all students except new
students with no English at all, who will start in Beginner 1.

Wednesday, January 11th—No classes
Monday, January 16th—MLK Jr. Day—No Classes

Wednesday, January 18th
Monday, January 23rd—Wednesday, January 25th
Monday January 30th—Wednesday February 1
Monday February 6—Wednesday February 8
Monday February 13—Wednesday February 15
Monday February 20—President's Day—No Classes
Wednesday February 22—ASH WEDNESDAY—NO CLASSES—Lent begins
Monday February 27—Wednesday March 1
Monday March 6—Wednesday March 8
Monday March 13—Wednesday March 15
Monday March 20—Wednesday March 22
Monday March 27—Wednesday March 29th
Holy Week
Monday April 3rd—Monday in Holy Week—No Classes
Wednesday April 5th—Spy Wednesday—No Classes
Easter Day is Sunday, April 9th, 2023
Monday April 10th—No Classes Wednesday April 12th—No Classes
Monday April 17th—-Wednesday April 19th
Monday April 24th—-Wednesday April 26th
Monday May 1st—-Wednesday May 3rd
Monday May 8th—-Wednesday May 10th
Monday May 15th—-Wednesday May 17th
Monday May 22nd—-Wednesday May 24th


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