Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College

Basic English Language Learning (BELL) Classes

BELL offerings are non-credit courses intended for students with limited knowledge of the English language who wish to improve their skills.

If your goal is to earn to advance at work, start to improve your English skills, or pursue a certificate or degree at Bunker Hill Community College in the future, the Basic English Language Learning program is for you!

How to Register

There are two ways to enroll in our BELL program:

In-person: Visit Admissions and Recruitment for pre-enrollment counseling and to get started with our Guided Self-Placement Survey. We have various ELL programs at BHCC and we want to ensure the BELL program is the right fit for you.

Online: Chat with an advisor regarding the various ELL programs at BHCC, and continue to the steps below when you decide to enroll.

  • Step 1: Create a new account in our system here: Register for a WFED account here. This account will be used to create a student ID for you. You need this number to complete Steps 2 and 4. On the page, click the “Create Account” button at the bottom. **If you already have a BHCC ID from the college, skip this step and go to Step 2.**
  • Step 2: When you create your account, we will send you your student ID number. Use your ID number to complete the ELL Guided Self-Placement (GSP). This survey will tell you which English Language program is right for you based on your proficiency level.

If you self-select BELL or the GSP recommends you for placement into BELL classes, continue to Steps 3 and 4.

If you have questions about registering, contact Sonia Sharma at 617-226-2462 for more information.

Please note: In response to the COVID-19 situation, all the BELL courses will be taught online.

Refund policy: All refunds are subject to a 3% administrative processing fee

  • Prior to class start and up to 3 days after class start: Full refund minus 3% administrative processing fee.
  • After class start: No refund. Seat transfer only.

Basic Language Literacy M/W 6:00PM-7:50PMBLL-001E

This introductory course is for non-native speakers who want to begin learning English.

SectionDatesDays and TimesLocationInstructorFeeRegister
BLL-001E-M1Jan 30 - May 18
Monday, Wednesday at 6-7:50 p.m.
Charlestown CampusKristi Talagan$389
BLL-001E-S1Jan 30 - May 18
Saturday at 8:15-11:55 a.m.
Charlestown CampusJean-Dany Joachim$389
BLL-001E-01Jan 30 - May 18
Tuesday, Thursday at 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Chelsea CampusKristi Talagan$389

Basic English Language Learning LEVEL 1 BEL-001E-01 T/TH 8:00AM-9:50AMBEL-001E

This Level 1 class provides the foundation for the four primary skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Related skills such as vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, meaning and usage will also be covered.

SectionDatesDays and TimesLocationInstructorFeeRegister
BEL-001E-01Jan 30 - May 18
Tuesday, Thursday at 8-9:50 a.m.
RemoteElza Ramos$389
BEL-001E-03Jan 30 - May 18
Monday, Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Charlestown CampusPhilomena Benedict$389
BEL-001E-M1Jan 30 - May 18
Monday, Wednesday at 6-7:50 p.m.
Charlestown CampusElza Ramos$389
BEL-001E-S1Jan 30 - May 18
Saturday at 8:15-11:55 a.m.
Charlestown CampusKristi Talagan$389

Basic English Language Learning 2 BEL-002E-01 M/W 8:00AM-9:50AMBEL-002E

This Level 2 class will offer an integrated-skills approach to learning English. Students will read longer articles, discuss them in groups, answer comprehension questions and write paragraphs and short essays as well as practice listening and speaking skills.

SectionDatesDays and TimesLocationInstructorFeeRegister
BEL-002E-01Jan 30 - May 18
Monday, Wednesday at 8-9:50 a.m.
RemoteJoseph Sanchez$389
BEL-002E-02Jan 30 - May 18
Monday, Wednesday at 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m.
Chelsea CampusTBA$389
BEL-002E-03Jan 30 - May 18
Friday at 8:15-11:55 a.m.
Charlestown CampusElza Ramos$389
BEL-002E-S1Jan 30 - May 18
Saturday at 12-3:40 p.m.
RemoteJoseph Sanchez$389
BEL-002E-T1Jan 30 - May 19
Tuesday, Thursday at 6-7:50 p.m.
Charlestown CampusSimone Melo$389

Basic English Language Learning BEL-003E-02 T/Th 8:00AM-9:50AMBEL-003E

This Level 3 class offers an integrated-skills approach to learning English. Students will read longer articles and make short presentations. They will further develop their English language proficiency in grammar and vocabulary through reading, writing and discussion in the context of varying themes.

SectionDatesDays and TimesLocationInstructorFeeRegister
BEL-003E-02Jan 30 - May 19
Tuesday, Thursday at 8-9:50 a.m.
RemoteDmitriy Nikolayev$389
BEL-003E-03Jan 30 - May 18
Friday at 12-3:40 p.m.
Charlestown CampusElza Ramos$389
BEL-003E-04Jan 30 - May 18
Monday, Wednesday at 1-2:50 p.m.
Chelsea CampusTBA$389
BEL-003E-S1Jan 30 - May 18
Saturday at 8:15-11:55 a.m.
RemoteJoseph Sanchez$389
BEL-003E-T1Jan 31 - May 18
Tuesday, Thursday at 6-7:50 p.m.
Charlestown CampusElza Ramos$389

Basic English Language Learning 4 BEL-004-02 T/TH 9-10:50AMBEL-004E

The emphasis in Basic ESL classes is on preparing students for Academic ESL. This Level 3 class, the last level before Academic ESL, continues to develop the four primary skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Related skills such as vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation, meaning and usage will also be covered. This integrated-skills approach to learning English helps students to interact naturally in the language. Students will read articles of considerable length, discuss them in groups, answer comprehension questions and write paragraphs and longer essays about the articles. Students will also make short presentations to the class. Articles will be related to the theme of education in the U.S., and BHCC in particular. Students will further develop their English language proficiency in grammar and vocabulary through reading, writing, and discussion in the context of the theme.

SectionDatesDays and TimesLocationInstructorFeeRegister
BEL-004E-02Jan 30 - May 18
Tuesday, Thursday at 9-10:50 a.m.
RemoteNancy Herman-Centers$389
BEL-004E-S1Jan 30 - May 18
Saturday at 12-3:40 p.m.
Charlestown CampusSimone Melo$389