Manhattan, New York, USA: General English Programs
Premium Intensive English Program in New York (IEP)
The Premium Intensive English program offers language instruction with an approach that integrates four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The specific courses under these programs also include the incorporation of pronunciation, vocabulary building and conversation activities using grammar in context. Extra-curricular academic activities such as field trips to museums and historical sites, and film showings are provided to enhance and reinforce English proficiency.
Premium IEP (full time) 20 hrs/week - Manhattan only: 4 hours of instruction per day, five days a week, plus additional activities.
The Premium IEP curriculum includes four proficiency levels:
Courses provide learners with basic communication skills and English grammar. They learn to construct simple to complex sentences and develop vocabulary skills to be able to participate in small group discussions.
Courses develop learners' awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning. They learn to participate in big group discussions and practice giving short talks. They develop fluency in speaking and writing.
III High Intermediate
Courses enhance learners' ability to communicate with and understand English speakers. They increase grammatical accuracy in writing and speaking and develop reading comprehension.
Courses further develop learners' fluency in speaking, reading, listening and speaking. They attain a high command of vocabulary words and idioms to help them participate in class discussions. They acquire a stronger grammar foundation, develop their ability to react to readings and enhance active listening skills.
Advanced - Academic Courses
These courses are designed for advanced-level ESL students. Students acquire the appropriate skills to deliver compelling oral presentations, take notes efficiently in a fast-paced academic setting, express themselves accurately and articulately in writing and speaking, write college-level essays and think critically.
These courses present an integrated approach in language acquisition for higher education and professional careers.
ELECTIVE ENGLISH COURSES
Elective courses are special classes designed to supplement and reinforce language acquisition. Students with an advanced level of English proficiency have the option of choosing these courses to enhance their four skills and attain a higher level of English proficiency. These courses help improve specific skills in preparation for greater career opportunities.
Intensive ESL for Business
The course is designed to prepare students to have a better understanding of English used in Business. It will enlarge their working knowledge of the business world. It introduces students to fundamental vocabulary and expressions of business and structures of various types of businesses in the United States and Great Britain. Also, it consists of interesting topics in international business and discussion of authentic materials from a variety of articles and books about business. It provides realistic business situations for speaking, reading and writing practice.
American Culture through Film
This course is for advanced level students who are interested to know more about American culture through the films of Hollywood. The films will be used as tools to provide insights into major themes of American culture both historically and contemporaneously. Students are exposed to American ways and are able to see the similarities/differences to their own culture. It reinforces language skills through the use of idioms, vocabulary, phrasal verbs and other contemporary English expressions used in films.
Advanced Academic Grammar I & II
This course is designed for advanced, college- or professional-bound ESL students in need of an intensive grammar review. It reviews major structures and introduces more complex skills. Although the emphasis of the textbook is grammar, students will use the appropriate structures in speaking and writing exercises. Students will be called upon to share their life experiences and learn about those of their classmates. Students will also develop their vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension using realia such as books, newspapers, and audiovisual materials.
Advanced Academic Listening & Speaking I &II
This course is designed for advanced students of English as a Second Language. It is an integrated skills course with an emphasis on listening and speaking as well as on vocabulary building. Students will listen to actual radio shows and interviews; summarize main ideas; make inferences; listen for intonation; listen for special utterances such as repetition, hesitation and tone of voice. Students will employ these same techniques in discussions, debates and role-plays.
Semi-Intensive English Program (part time) 15 hrs/week
If you are coming to the USA partly for business or to take a vacation, then this course is for you! It includes the study of all English skills, but still allows you more free time to pursue your own personal schedule.