|Course ||Dates ||Day/Time ||CEUs ||Tuition |
|Daytime Classes (3 weeks) |
|Essential Grammar & Conversation-morning ||Oct 28 – Nov 14 ||Mon – Thur 9:00am-11:30am ||3 CEUs ||$240 |
|ESL for Better English, Part 1*-morning ||Nov 18 – Dec 10 ||Mon – Thur 9:00am-11:30am ||3 CEUs ||$240 |
|Evening Classes (6 weeks) |
|Personal Branding ||Oct 28 – Dec 9 ||Mon & Wed 7:00pm-9:30pm ||3 CEUs ||$240 |
|ESL for Better English, Part 2*-evening ||Oct 29 – Dec 10 ||Tue & Thur 7:00pm-9:30pm ||3 CEUs ||$240 |
|TOEFL Strategies (7 weeks) ||Oct 24 – Dec 12 ||Tue & Thur 7:00pm-9:30pm ||3.5 CEUs ||$300 |
|Saturday Classes |
|A Day at the Museum ||Ongoing ||Saturday 10:30am-3:30pm ||0.5 CEUs ||$40 |
|Raising Issues through American TV (must attend both days) ||Nov 2 & 9 ||Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm ||1.5 CEUs ||$120 |
|English and Culture through American Short Stories (must attend both days) ||Nov 16 & 23 ||Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm ||1.5 CEUs ||$120 |
|English through U.S. Travel (must attend both days) ||Oct 5 & 12 ||Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm ||1.5 CEUs ||$120 |
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Personal Branding (30 hours -3 CEUs) ($240)
One important aspect of any career is personal branding. This means developing skills for presenting yourself to future employers in person, on paper, and online. This class will focus on improving your professional image and social media, interview and networking skills, and business writing such as résumés and emails. The course includes speaking, reading, and business writing assignments. (NOTE: Recommended for high-intermediate & advanced level students)
Essential Grammar & Conversation (30 hours -3 CEUs) ($240)
Have you ever wondered about the correct use of a or the? May or might? In this course, you will focus on honing your use of nouns, articles, verbs, and modals. You will have the opportunity to practice grammar points through interactive activities and English conversation. By mastering these foundational English grammar points, you will greatly improve your conversations with others.
Effective Grammar & Conversation (30 hours -3 CEUs) ($240)
Improve those grammar trouble spots and advance your speaking skills! In this course, you will focus on understanding and improving your use of passive voice, gerunds and infinitives, adverb clauses, and conditionals. These sophisticated grammar structures often cause trouble for English language learners, so you will have many opportunities to practice these points through grammar and speaking activities.
ESL For Better English, Part 1 (30 hours -3 CEUs) ($240)
This class uses integrated skills activities to build your confidence in English! You will learn how to communicate about everyday topics, including personalities, experiences, taste, creativity, money, fashion, self-esteem, and social responsibility. Class assignments include speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities to support the improvement of your English communication. (NOTE: Recommended for low-intermediate & intermediate level students)
ESL For Better English, Part 2 (30 hours -3 CEUs) ($240)
Develop fluency in your everyday life through grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. This class focuses on vocabulary expansion and essential grammar to build speaking confidence. You will learn how to talk about choices, plans, dreams, encouragement, stress, values, and points of view. As you become more comfortable with your language skills, your communicative confidence will also improve through this course. (NOTE: Recommended for low-intermediate & intermediate level students)
Raising Issues through American TV (15 hours -1.5 CEUs) ($120)
In this course you will explore popular American TV shows while focusing on what these programs say about American culture, and how Americans view issues like family, money, relationships, and work. You will also improve your critical thinking, listening, speaking, and vocabulary skills through viewing, discussing, and critiquing selected programs. Instruction includes 10 hours in class and 5 hours of assignments.
English and Culture through American Short Stories (15 hours -1.5 CEUs) ($120)
English and Culture through American Short Stories is a special two-part weekend course for au pairs. By reading and discussing various short stories and by viewing short movie adaptations, you will learn more about American culture and values. The course is designed to help you to improve your critical thinking, writing, reading, and listening skills. By working together in the company of other learners, you have the opportunity to become better at English communication and to appreciate literature. In short, along with the instructor’s attentive assistance, you will help each other to improve. The course includes 10 hours in class on 2 consecutive Saturdays and 5 hours of assignments.
Delicious English (15 hours -1.5 CEUs) ($120)
This course explores the connection between U.S. food and culture by taking a closer look at various factors that shape Americans’ approach to food. Topics include traditional and regional American dishes, food proverbs and idioms, cooking and nutrition, eating out, shopping for food, and famous U.S. food companies. Through these themes, students participate in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities at the individual and group level while developing critical thinking, interpretive, and research skills.
English Through U.S. Travel (15 hours -1.5 CEUs) ($120)
This is a special two-part weekend course that takes students on a travel adventure while developing their language skills. Students will learn about America’s greatest travel destinations including the people, customs, and culture of different vacation spots. This course was designed for intermediate to advanced level students and incorporates listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Instruction includes 10 hours in class and 5 hours of out-of-class assignments.
TOEFL Strategies (35 hours -3.5 CEUs) ($300)
The TOEFL Strategies class focuses on strengthening the tools needed to increase accuracy and timing on the TOEFL iBT® integrated skills test. In this course, you will work to strengthen approaches and techniques needed to master the integrated materials in each section of the exam: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Strengths and challenges will become immediately evident through included diagnostic pre-tests and post-tests, allowing you to focus on individualized improvement and timing in each section. Mini-tests for each question type and complete timed practice tests will help you to streamline your approach for test day.