Intensive English Program
All courses include classroom instruction, small and large group discussions,
language labs, and out-of-class work. We have a student-centered approach to
instruction that focuses on language learners and their needs for success.
Students take classes that will help them build the basis for
developing language skills using a wide range of resources and technology.
Classes include the systematic presentation of basic grammar; everyday and
general topics through simplified audio-visual materials, discussions,
dialogues, short presentations, and basic compositions/paragraph forms; and
varied projects such as booklets, short video presentations, cultural trips, and
out of class homework.
Level 2 - 4
Students take classes that focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking
skills as well as grammar and vocabulary for everyday life. Varied activities
and projects such as journal compositions, video presentations, discussions and
dialogues, cultural/educational trips, language lab time, and homework out of
the classroom will be part of the program. Instructors will use some authentic
academic material and practice more advanced conversations and use of idioms.
Level 5 and 6
Students take classes that focus on academic preparation such as extensive
reading and short essay writing, basic listening/note taking skills, oral
communication and presentation skills, and grammar. At this level students may
start taking one elective content based class in their areas of interest and
future major. At this level integrative language skills and development are
- English for Communication, Culture, and Careers
- English for Specific Purposes: Business English, Legal English, etc.
- ibt TOEFL preparation courses
- English for Academic Purposes, Writing, and Research
Students take this class to prepare them for entrance into an undergraduate or graduate program in an American college or university.
The focus in this class is lectures, note taking skills, academic discussions and presentations, essay writing, library research for academic projects, proper citation, educational trips, and homework outside the classroom.