Courses

ESL Integrated Skills Beginner Level

 This level develops basic language skills needed in classroom and in day-to-day adult situations. It develops greater skills in listening and speaking for basic communication in the classroom, outside the classroom and at work by concentrating on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to function satisfactorily in most real-life situations related to immediate needs. There are expanded reading and writing skills taught, and an introduction to basic grammar. This level Students who succeed in ESL Beginner Level will be able to register for ESL Intermediate Level.

 

ESL Integrated Skills Intermediate Level

 This level covers skills needed in conversations beyond survival needs. This allows students to function independently in most familiar situations and use appropriate language in routine social situations. This level also covers skills needed to function effectively in familiar and unfamiliar social situations and familiar work situations. Communication skills will be needed to discuss/interpret cultural differences and to solve problems outside the class. Students who succeed in ESL Intermediate Level will be able to register for ESL Advanced Level.

 

ESL Integrated Skills Advanced Level

 This level covers fluency and advanced communication skills. Students will be able to self-monitor effectively when using basic grammatical structure and introduction to more complex structures. U.S. cultural values and thinking patterns are introduced through discussions, debates, readings and writing. 


The TOEFL iBT Preparation Course is added to Advanced Level to help ESL learners develop skills and strategies necessary for successful performance on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). This course provides training of all four language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing in integration as it is required for the TOEFL iBT.  

Course Length

ESL Integrated Skills Beginner Level
320 Hours, 20 Hours/Week, 16 Weeks/Semester
 

ESL Integrated Skills Intermediate Level
320 Hours, 20 Hours/Week, 16 Weeks/Semester
 

ESL Integrated Skills Advanced Level
640 Hours, 20 Hours/Week, 32 Weeks/ 2 Semesters 

Class Schedule

The schedule in academic settings is 9 am to 1 pm or 6 pm to 10 pm Monday ~ Friday.

Entrance Requirement

To be admitted, prospective students must be at least 18 years of age, and be literate in their native language (a high school education is recommended). Applicants are also required to take a written placement test and have an in-person oral interview to ensure proper placement into the program. Each student is placed at a level consistent with his/her determined oral and written language skills.