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General Group Classes

General English Group Class Information

 

 

  • Terms for group classes start every 6 weeks
  • Each general English class is 12 hours per week
  • We have 10 levels of language comprehension, from beginning to advanced
  • A full program for completion is 3 terms of the same class
  • Please see below for class schedules and our program calendar

 

 

 

Specialty Group Class Information

 

 

 

  • Terms for specialty classes start every 6 weeks
  • Each specialty English class is 3 hours per week, but students may take up to 3 specialty classes a week for a total of 9 hours per week if desired
  • Classes include grammar, pronunciation, conversation, and business English
  • To receive a certificate of completion a student must complete 3 terms of the same class
  • Please see below for class schedules and our program calendar

 

 

 

Admission Requirements

 

For entrance into our group and specialty classes, students must be at least 17 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma and be literate in his/her own language. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be eligible for our private lesson program. Please see links on the sidebar for more information.

Placement Procedure

Before entering class, you will take the BEST Plus speaking test to determine your level.  This speaking exam places you in one of the designated NRS Levels—Beginning Literacy, Low Beginning, High Beginning, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate, or Advanced. You are eligible for general courses and electives based on your placement scores.  In some cases, you may take a written placement exam as well to ensure proper placement.

 

 

Curriculum

 

All of our classes align with the National Reporting Standards. The chart below gives a summary of our current classes and how they correspond to these standards.

 

NRS General Pronunciation Conversation/

 

Vocabulary

Grammar Business Writing
Beginning Literacy Level 1A, 1B BL Vocabulary I, BL Vocabulary II Phonics I, Phonics II
Low Beginning Level 2A, 2B Conversation IA, Conversation IB Grammar I,

 

Grammar II

High Beginning Level 3A, 3B Conversation IIA,

 

Conversation IIB

Grammar III,

 

Grammar IV

Low Intermediate Level 4A, 4B Pronunciation I,

 

Pronunciation II

Conversation III,

 

Conversation IV

Grammar V,

 

Grammar VI,

 

Business English I, Business English II
High Intermediate Level 5A, 5B Pronunciation III Conversation III,

 

Conversation IV

Grammar VII

 

Grammar VIII,

Grammar IX

Business English III, Business English IV
Advanced Grammar X Business English V, Business English VI,

 

Business English VII, Business English VIII

 

 

 

Attendance Policy

All ESL students must be in class every day on time. Attendance in all classes is required. Students must have a minimum of 80% attendance overall at all times and to receive a certificate of completion.

Certificate of Completion and Graduation

Students who take 3 terms of the same class, make a C+ or higher, and have 80 percent attendance are eligible to receive a certificate of completion for that class.  Students who complete 3 terms of our 18-hour program, have an overall average of C+ or higher, and have an overall attendance percentage of 80 percent are eligible to graduate.

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