The Language Institute’s intensive ESL (English as a Second Language) program is specifically designed and continually developed to help non-native speakers learn essential English skills. All classes are taught in a friendly and caring atmosphere, by friendly, well-qualified instructors, which encourages active participation from each student. Classes are small with a focus on individual attention. Most classes have between 8-12 students, with 15 being the maximum number of students per class.
Our proven program helps students quickly improve both written and oral expression for academic, personal or professional reasons. Whether you are a student who doesn’t know English at all, who wants to improve already advanced skills or would like to build confidence in expressing yourself in English; we have a place for you in our program.
Different instructors teach different skills or subjects, which gives our students the advantage of various teaching styles, accents and personalities.
What we teach in our classes
Each day you will study with 3-4 teachers in the following classes:
Grammar class helps students fully understand and use grammatical structures in both written and oral English. This class covers formal grammar for academic purposes as well as the more informal grammar that English speakers use everyday.
Conversation class is a practical class where you develop your speaking and listening skills through lively discussion of a variety of topics. Improve your fluency, pronunciation, general vocabulary, and even idioms and slang through real world examples of television shows, songs, university lectures and radio shows in addition to the academic material used in this class.
Reading class helps students expand vocabulary and comprehension skills. Various stories, poems and articles are read and discussed in this class to improve students’ general and academic command of the English language.
Writing class improves techniques for informal, academic and business writing. Different cultures have different ways of organizing thought patterns in writing, and this class teaches students the English speakers’ method of expressing ideas in writing.
Pronunciation class, part of the Intensive English A only , helps students develop ability to speak with greater clarity through the study of vowel and consonant pronunciation, stress, rhythm and intonation variations. Accent reduction and fluency will improve as these pronunciation skills are developed.
To assist students in monitoring their own progress, language assessments take place every 2 weeks, and a final examination is given at the end of every quarter.