Courses

Program Courses

As an Intensive Program student, you will take a combination of core and/or elective classes depending on your level.  All courses are designed to help you build fluency throughout your language development. All levels include 20 academic hours of classroom time per week.

Beginner to intermediate levels (100-500)

At the beginner to intermediate levels, you will take two core courses that focus on developing your listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills. 

Each level (100-500) has a set of core courses that build on the skills of the previous level.

High-intermediate levels (600-700)

At the high-intermediate levels, you will take one all-skills core class and two elective courses focused on specific skills relevant to your language goals.

Each level (600-700) has specially designed courses that build on the skills taught in the previous level.  Elective options at the high-intermediate level include topics like pronunciation, TOEFL Preparation, and Reading and Writing for Academic Purposes.

Advanced level (800)

At the advanced level, you will take four elective courses focused on specific skills relevant to your language goals. There are over 25 elective options at the advanced level, so you can take multiple sessions without repeating courses.  Elective options at the advanced level include topics like Speaking in the Working World, English for Engineering, and Advanced Writing for Academic Purposes.

 *Academic hours are used in universities in order to allow students enough time to travel between classes. 1 academic hour = 50 minutes

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Intensive Program courses help students of all levels develop their English Language skills through well-designed core and elective courses.
Low-beginner to Intermediate Courses

Core Courses:

100-Level Grammar/Vocabulary
100-Level Core
200-Level Reading and Writing
200-Level Listening and Speaking
300-Level Reading and Writing
300-Level Listening and Speaking
400-Level Reading and Writing
400-Level Listening and Speaking
500-Level Listening and Speaking
500-Level Reading and Writing

Sample Class Schedules

100 Level

200 - 500 Levels

 

High-Intermediate Courses

Core Courses:

600-Level Core Course (Integrated Skills)
700-Level Core Course (Integrated Skills)

Elective Courses:

Grammar/Vocabulary Skills Courses
Intermediate Grammar A (600/700)
Intermediate Grammar B (600/700)
Vocabulary Development A (700/800)

​Vocabulary Development A (700/800)

Reading/Writing Skills Courses
Intermediate Reading and Discussion (600/700)
Reading for Academic Purposes (600/700)
Writing Accurately and Clearly A (600/700)
Writing Accurately and Clearly B (600/700)
Writing for Academic Purposes (600/700)

Speaking/Listening Skills Courses
Clear Pronunciation A (600/700)
Clear Pronunciation B (600/700)
Listening to Lectures (600/700)
Dramatically Speaking (600/700)
Strategies for Active Listening A (600/700)

Business English Courses
Breakthrough Reading (700/800)
Professional Writing (700/800)
Speaking in the Working World (700/800)
Target Listening (700/800) 

University Application and Test Preparation Courses
Listening and Speaking Skills for the TOEFL iBT (700/800)
Reading and Writing Skills for the TOEFL iBT (700/800)
Essays and Statements Workshop (600/700/800)
Writing the Graduate Application Statement (600/700/800)
Writing the University Application Essay (600/700/800)

Elective Course Descriptions

High-Intermediate Level Elective Course Descriptions

Sample Class Schedule

Advanced Courses

Elective Courses:

Grammar/Vocabulary Skills Courses
Advanced Grammar A (800)
Advanced Grammar B (800)
Academic Vocabulary A (800)
Academic Vocabulary B (800)
Vocabulary Development A (700/800)
Vocabulary Development B (700/800)

Reading/Writing Skills Courses
Advanced Reading and Discussion (800)
Advanced Reading for Academic Purposes (800)
Advanced Writing for Academic Purposes (800)
News in English (800)
Reading Academic Texts (800)
Research Paper Writing A (800)
Research Paper Writing B (800)
Writing: Style and Rhetoric (800)

Speaking/Listening Skills Courses
Advanced Speaking and Listening for Academic Purposes (800)
Conversational Strategies (800)
Speaking Clearly about the Issues A (800)
Speaking Clearly about the Issues B (800)

Business English Courses
Breakthrough Reading (700/800)
Professional Writing 
(700/800)
Speaking in the Working World (700/800)
Target Listening (700/800)

University Application and Test Preparation Courses
Listening and Speaking Skills for the TOEFL iBT (700/800)
Reading and Writing Skills for the TOEFL iBT (700/800)

Essays and Statements Workshop 
(600/700/800)
Skills for Success at US Universitites (800)
Writing the Graduate Application Statement (600/700/800)
Writing the University Application Essay (600/700/800)

Academic Language Courses
English for Engineering A (800)
English for Engineering B (800)
English for Science (800)
Reading, Writing and Speaking Critically about Science (800)

Elective Course Descriptions

Advanced Level Elective Course Descriptions

Sample Class Schedule