Course Descriptions

Intensive English Program

Writing (Day)

This course is designed to improve sentence clarity and paragraph organization. Through editing and focusing on revision strategies, students will work toward a complete text which will integrate and document academic sources. 

Listening & Speaking (Day)

This course works toward strengthening the students’ necessary language and preparation skills, in order to develop their confidence in oral communications. Students have the flexibility to use their own interest area or business concentration as subject matter. The course also concentrates on speaking clearly and accurately. All aspects of the language are addressed: sounds, stress, rhythms and intonations. Students will practice and understand English pronunciation and learn to communicate fluently by reducing their own accent. 

Grammar (Day)

This course emphasizes immediate application of grammatical forms and meanings. A variety of exercises will be used to practice sentence patterns, clauses, verbs, and other written forms. This class is an intensive use of grammar exercises. 

Reading (Day)

This course implements contemporary fiction and non-fiction as a base upon which to build on the students’ reading comprehension, vocabulary and ability to discuss ideas. The students are expected to understand the written material and respond verbally and in writing. 

Part-Time Night Program

Reading & Writing 

Beginner Level: In this course, you will learn you how to develop and deliver eight types of business correspondence, everything from emails to resumes. You will do so using the writing map G+CMDA+C. All business correspondence is based on G+CMDA+C’s three-part  structure. That means you can apply G+CMDA+C to all verbal and non-verbal business correspondence—including pitches and presentations—with consistent and professional results. Best of all, you will never bury the message.

Effective Communication Strategies

Intermediate Level: Effective Communication Strategies - Speaking, Reading and Writing: This course is designed to help the non-native English speaker strengthen their written, spoken, and general interpersonal English communication skills. An emphasis will be placed on how these skills are used in everyday academic, business, and social settings in the United States. In addition to building upon their own individual skills in these areas, students will examine and assess examples of effective communication (both written and oral) in the media and society. This course will also serve as valuable and useful preparation for the writing and speaking components of the TOEFL iBT test. 

TOEFL Strategies 

Intermediate/Advanced Level: This course has four objectives: 1) to provide students with essential TOEFL iBT test-taking strategies; 2) to build student confidence by doing in-class practice tests; 3) to develop student proficiency and application of essential argument strategies required at the college level; 4) to provide students with an unofficial, TOEFL iBT range score at the end of the course. *Please note, no official TOEFL test will be administered.