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Best suited for students who wish to improve their English as quickly as possible. This includes students seeking fluency for entry into a U.S. college, university or conversational use in a professional setting.
Program covers all of the major language skills including: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.
Class Schedule: Morning Block + Afternoon Electives
All incoming students are required to take the English placement test for placement into the appropriate course level. Upon completion of each level, students will progress in a sequential manner through the program. To achieve your personal goals, students can consult with our academic student advisors on the recommended program length.
For students with little or no English proficiency. Students learn to understand simple questions and basic statements on familiar topics when spoken very slowly and distinctly. Students learn to read and understand basic English structures.
For students with elementary English proficiency. Students learn to use familiar everyday expressions, converse in social situations, and ask simple questions.
Students will be able to comprehend descriptive sentences and frequently used expressions, and can communicate in simple social and academic situations.
Students can comprehend most conversations and discussions on familiar subjects and participate effectively in group settings. Students will be able to use more vocabulary and write with greater ease.
Students can understand main ideas of complex texts and interact with native speakers without strain. Students should also be able to speak fluently and use idiomatic expressions in colloquial conversation.
Designed to refine a student’s ability to excel in an academic and professional environment, students focus on reading, writing, and fluency production through complex and immersive activities.
For students who have proven skills learned in ESL 6. This course focuses on advanced fluency – improving essential speaking and written skills necessary to progress out of the advanced levels. Students develop a strong proficiency, and are able to perform intellectually in the four skills.
Learn important language skills and test-taking strategies necessary for success on the TOEFL Exam. Special emphasis will be placed on listening comprehension, grammar, reading comprehension, and ability to communicate clearly through speech and writing. Students will be prepared for an easy transition into a university classroom in the United States.
Focused on vocabulary and life skills relevant to the world of international business, such as presentations, meetings and negotiations.
A college simulation course – students develop academic and life skills necessary to succeed in a U.S. based higher education system.
Understand the history and culture of the United States of America by exploring memorable authors and their masterpieces. Through their stories see how life, power, love, and adventure is represented in today's society.
An interactive course focused on verbal communication skills. Gain confidence and fluency to maintain a meaningful conversation with anyone.
Film is a powerful teaching tool in language as students can experience the language in concrete situations. Students will view and study an American movie which demonstrates something unique to American culture, and improve critical thinking, and discussion skills.
Be exposed to the world of TED, a collection of innovative ideas in the field of technology, entertainment and design. Students improve verbal and critical thinking skills through lessons inspired by TED Talks.
Every language has its own collection of wise sayings. This course develops the understanding and usage of idiomatic expressions to develop skills used by native English speakers.
English is the primary grammatical standard for the world today — in business, government, medicine, education, and so forth. Perfect your grammatical skills for everyday use through interactive activities.
Designed to improve the accuracy of spoken words, reducing common accents for clearer speech. Build confidence necessary for public speaking and formal presentations.
We offer open admissions for this program, allowing students to enroll on any Monday. However, we recommend students to begin class at the start of each quarter as detailed below.
*Completion of a course level requires 12 weeks. Please refer to the quarter start dates above.