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NC ESL 2A - Beginning High A - Zorik Baghoomian

Course:Beginning High A
Professor:Zorik Baghoomian
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 8 Week


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Hello and welcome to summer 21 and to the Non Credit ESL high beginning. My name is Zorik Baghoomian and I am you instructor this semester. I have taught ESL and EFL for a little over ten years. I started my career outside the U.S. when I started teaching English as Foreign Language, which became a turning point for me. That was when I realized how much I loved helping people reach their goals by teaching them to communicate in another language. I have lived in the Middle East, in Europe, and in the United States which is now home. My experience with different cultures made me specifically notice the similarities between all people; every person I ever met wanted to be learn, grow, and succeed. I received all my higher education in the U.S. by attending UCLA for my Bachelor's in English followed by my Master's Degree from California State University in TESL/Linguistics. I have been teaching both Credit and Non Credit ESL ever since. After graduation, I have dedicated most of my time and my professional life to teaching because as I found out many years ago, teaching ESL is where my heart and passion lies. 

Professor Z. Baghoomian 

Course Description

Develops English skills at the beginning high level through listening, speaking, reading and writing, including grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and everyday life situations.

What to Expect in this Course

We will meet MTTH at 6:00PM on Canvas Zoom which will be like a regular class only online. Most of the instruction will take place in our Zoom meetings. I will also post assignments and other learning material on Canvas including practice quizzes, writing/ reading assignments, and so on. We will have a fun, informative, and educational class. 

Types of Assessments

Mandatory End of Term Exam

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

You can purchase our textbook from COC bookstore, Amazon, National Geographic website, or any other platform that sells it. 

Stand Out 2 | Edition: 3  Jenkins/Johnson, ISBN:9781305655478

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 05/16/2021 Sub#: 4