Academic ESL
Program

Description

Students will learn the basic skills needed to survive in an English speaking environment.

Listening and reading comprehension will be stressed strongly during the first level.

In the second and third levels, students will improve their communication, grammar and pronunciation skills along with their vocabulary. They will also be introduced to the cultural values of American society enabling them to assimilate with ease.

They will be introduced to additional terminology and hands-on training using word processing. Computer assisted instruction will be utilized with Internet to create international communications.

Fourth and fifth level ESL students will improve their communication skills. They will prepare documents using the basic guidelines of developing an outline, researching and composing the findings of this research around the defined outline.

Vocabulary and grammar skills will be improved to reach the level required to prepare such documents.

Sixth level ESL students will utilize language skills learned in earlier levels and apply them to content requiring critical thinking. Students research, analyze and discuss topics related to literary content. They are expected to produce presentations and convey their ideas orally and clearly. They are assigned to draft and write topical and thematic essays.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • 1

  • Use correct English in an English speaking environment.

  • 2

  • Understand the verbal and written communications in an ethnically mixed environment.

  • 3

  • Understand the cultural connotations of the language in its context.

  • 4

  • Understand, accept and adapt the social values in the USA.

  • 5

  • Develop grammatically correct documents.

  • 6

  • Perform a critical analysis of literature both orally and in writing.

  • 7

  • Conduct research related to assigned topic / theme.

  • Meizhen Wu
  • Meizhen Wu

    Academic ESL

    I learned a lot from CalCC. The teachers are very professional, and my classmates are very friendly and helpful. I also made a lot of friends while I was here. This is the best English school I have ever been in.

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Skills to be Learned and Measured

Ability to read and understand English content in all aspects; ability to communicate orally in both academic and social settings; ability to write clear and concise essays.

Instructional Method

Classroom lecture, small group discussions, computer assisted teaching, classroom assignments, homework, quizzes, exams, formal presentations, analysis and field trips.

Placement Test

Students will be placed in the appropriate level of English classes, according to the results of the Placement Test which is given to them before they start their ESL training.

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"We breathe in our first language, and swim in our second.”
Adam Gopnik

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Level 1

Basic (3 sessions - 12 weeks)

Basic Listening & Speaking 48 hrs
Basic Reading 48 hrs
Basic Writing 48 hrs
Basic Grammar 48 hrs
Practical English 24 hrs

Tuition for 12 weeks
Instructional Materials for 12 weeks

$2,685
$180

Level 2

Low Intermediate (3 sessions - 12 weeks)

Low Intermediate Listening & Speaking 48 hrs
Low Intermediate Reading 48 hrs
Low Intermediate Writing 48 hrs
Low Intermediate Grammar 48 hrs
Practical English 24 hrs

Tuition for 12 weeks
Instructional Materials for 12 weeks

$2,685
$180

Level 3

Intermediate (3 sessions - 12 weeks)

Intermediate Listening & Speaking 48 hrs
Intermediate Reading 48 hrs
Intermediate Writing 48 hrs
Intermediate Grammar 48 hrs
Practical English 24 hrs

Tuition for 12 weeks
Instructional Materials for 12 weeks

$2,685
$180

Level 4

High Intermediate (3 sessions - 12 weeks)

High Intermediate Listening & Speaking 48 hrs
High Intermediate Reading 48 hrs
High Intermediate Writing 48 hrs
High Intermediate Grammar 48 hrs
Practical English 24 hrs

Tuition for 12 weeks
Instructional Materials for 12 weeks

$2,685
$180

Level 5

High Intermediate (3 sessions - 12 weeks)

Advanced Listening & Speaking 48 hrs
Advanced Reading 48 hrs
Advanced Writing 48 hrs
Advanced Grammar 48 hrs
Practical English 24 hrs

Tuition for 12 weeks
Instructional Materials for 12 weeks

$2,685
$180

Level 6

High Intermediate (3 sessions - 12 weeks)

High Advanced Listening & Speaking 48 hrs
High Advanced Reading 48 hrs
High Advanced Writing 48 hrs
High Advanced Grammar 48 hrs
Practical English 24 hrs

Tuition for 12 weeks
Instructional Materials for 12 weeks

$2,685
$180

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