General English Group Class Information

  • Terms for group classes start every 6 weeks
  • Each general English class is 9-12 hours per week
  • We have 16 levels of language comprehension, from beginning to advanced
  • The program is considered as a Completion when the student finishes the school's highest level (level 8).
  • 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, vocabulary, reading, and business English
  • To receive a certificate of completion a student must complete classes at the highest level in the program (level 8)
  • 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 18 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.

Placement Procedure

Before entering class, you will take the TEI 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/CEFRGeneralPronunciationConversation/VocabularyReading/WritingGrammar
A1
Beginning Literacy
Level 1A, 1BBL Vocabulary 1, BL Vocabulary 2Phonics 1, Phonics 2, Phonics 3,
BL Reading A,
BL Reading B
A1 - A2
Low Beginning
Level 2A, 2BVocabulary and Speaking Low Beginning A,
Vocabulary and Speaking Low Beginning B
Reading & Vocabulary Intro A,
Reading & Vocabulary Intro B
Grammar 1, Grammar 2
A2
High Beginning
Level 3A, 3BVocabulary and Speaking High Beginning A,
Vocabulary and Speaking High Beginning B
Reading & Vocabulary 1A,
Reading & Vocabulary 1B
Grammar 3, Grammar 4
B1
Low Intermediate
Level 4A, 4BPronunciation 1, Pronunciation 2Conversation Low Intermediate B1-A,
Conversation Low Intermediate B1-B
Reading & Vocabulary 2A, Reading & Vocabulary 2BGrammar 5, Grammar 6
B1
High Intermediate
Level 5A, 5BPronunciation 3Conversation High Intermediate B1-A,
Conversation High Intermediate B1-B
Reading & Vocabulary 2A, Reading & Vocabulary 2BGrammar 7, Grammar 8
B2
Level 6A, 6BPhrasal Verbs B2-A,
Phrasal Verbs B2-B
Reading & Vocabulary 3A,
Reading & Vocabulary 3B
Grammar 9, Grammar 10
C1Level 7A, 7B Academic Vocabulary I,
Academic Vocabulary II,
Phrasal Verbs C1-A,
Phrasal Verbs C1-B
Reading & Vocabulary 4A,
Reading & Vocabulary 4B
Grammar 11, Grammar 12, Grammar 13
C2Level 8A, 8BIdioms I,
Idioms II,
Collocations I, Collocations II
C1 - C2Test Prep IELTS A, IELTS B, TOEFL A, TOEFL B

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 to receive a certificate of completion.

Certificate of Completion and Graduation

Students who complete the highest level at the school, make a 75 percent or higher, and have 80 percent attendance are eligible to receive a certificate of completion. Students who complete the highest level at the school (level 8) of our 18-hour program, have an overall average of 75 percent or higher, and have an overall attendance percentage of 80 percent are eligible to graduate.

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