Manhattan, New York, USA: Semi-intensive English Programs
Semi-Intensive English Program
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.
Semi-Intensive (part time) 15 hrs/week:
3 hours of instruction per day, five days a week
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.
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.
Pronunciation and Accent Reduction I
This course helps learners to become more aware of their pronunciation and the pronunciation of native speakers of North American English
Pronunciation and Accent Reduction II
This course reinforces speaking and listening skills. Learners develop the ability to understand and use spoken English with good pronunciation and a more natural-sounding accent.
This course improves reading comprehension, listening and speaking skills through the use of high-interest newspaper articles. It challenges students to think critically and express their opinions on a number of topical issues.
Academic Vocabulary I & II
This course helps students build the vocabulary necessary for success in the TOEFL, SAT, GRE and other standardized tests.
This course broadens students' understanding of American culture through the medium of film. Extensive analyses and discussions of various topics follow viewings of films selected for their relevance to American culture and impact on American society. Language skills are reinforced through the use of language in film, including idioms, phrasal verbs and twenty-first century vernacular.