Personal Branding (30 hours)
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)
Business Communication (30 hours)
Learn about the methods, styles, and vocabulary of modern American business communication. You will focus on improving listening and speaking skills in key areas of business communication such as cross-cultural awareness, requests and rejections, management, negotiations, business types and structures, and presentations. (NOTE: Recommended for high-intermediate & advanced level students)
Essential Grammar & Conversation (30 hours)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Intro to TOEFL (35 hours)
This TOEFL Preparation course provides an introduction to the various types of questions and content covered on the TOEFL iBT® along with introductory level practice in each section of the test: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. In this class, you can gain a sense of the test as well as your strengths and weaknesses as measured through diagnostic pre-tests and post-tests that allow you to identify and assess improvement in each section; mini-tests that preview the test’s integrated four-skill format; and complete practice tests as you begin to familiarize yourself with the content and sections of the test.
TOEFL Strategies (35 hours)
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.