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ESL

You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

ESL is short for English as a Second Language, and it refers to a curriculum that teaches English to people whose native language is not English. Students learn how to read, speak, write and comprehend the English language.

The United States of America is a large country in North America, often referred to as the "USA", the "US", the "United States", "America", or simply "the States". American colleges are funded by "tuition" charged to the student, which is often quite expensive, very commonly reaching into the tens of thousands of dollars per year.

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Academic - TOEFL Preparation - Chicago

Stafford House International
Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Chicago San Diego San Francisco + 1 more

Taken by over 25 million English language learners, the TOEFL test is a widely respected English language test. It measures your ability to use English at university level and is recognised by over 8,000 institutions in more than 130 countries. [+]

Best Courses in ESL in USA 2017/2018. Taken by over 25 million English language learners, the TOEFL test is a widely respected English language test. It measures your ability to use English at university level and is recognised by over 8,000 institutions in more than 130 countries, including the majority of North American universities. Exam Preparation All our exam preparation courses cover the areas of your chosen exam in detail ensuring you learn the skills and English language through the use of past papers and exam technique to achieve exam success. Preparation courses available for Cambridge Exams, IELTS, and TOEFL. Objectives Goal-oriented and highly focussed preparation programme Develop the skills needed to succeed in the exam Develop strategies to maximise your score in the exam How you will learn Skim reading for meaning, scanning for detail, paraphrasing, making inferences, and more Methods and strategies for successful integrated and independent writing The skills needed to speak confidently and succeed in a one-to-one interview Listening strategies such as listening for gist and for detail With sample papers and continuous practice of specific tasks, you will become familiar with the exam you are taking and learn how to answer the questions as effectively as possible Quick Facts Start Dates Every Monday Minimum Level Upper Intermediate Age 16+ [-]

Embry-Riddle Language Institute

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Campus Full time May 2018 USA Prescott

This course is designed to prepare advanced-level English language learners for aviation specific English and will be taught using a blended learning model. [+]

The course will include the fundamental knowledge and technical foundation, vocabulary, and phraseology that will allow the students to be better prepared for future aeronautical coursework. This course will consist of classroom instruction where students will work on skills such as pronunciation, relevant grammatical structures, essential technical vocabulary, speaking fluency, listening comprehension, and appropriate interactions in both routine and non-routine situations. The course will also consist of an online lab component. Once students have been introduced to essential vocabulary and have had sufficient practice, students will complete online modules through true course simulations, videos and in-class simulation exercises, air traffic controller interviews, case studies, and more. The Embry-Riddle Language Institute (ERLI) is pleased to be piloting the first Aviation English (ELS 5) course at ERAU-Prescott this summer. This course is designed to prepare advanced-level English language learners for aviation specific English and will be taught using a blended learning model. To learn more about the new Aviation English course, please contact ERLI Instructor, Stacey McIntire, at mcintis1@erau.edu. Program Benefits Small class sizes Experienced, skilled and supportive faculty Conversation practice with local students Low tuition rates and living expenses Excellent support facilities & services Full service library Reading & writing centers Computer labs across campus Language lab to develop pronunciation Activities, Events, and More! Fun and educational trips to nearby attractions (e.g., Grand Canyon, Sports and Cultural Events, Restaurant night out, local fairs and rodeos) Monthly field/shopping trips to locations in the surrounding areas Opportunities to make friends with American students... [-]

ESL Bridge Program

New England Institute of Technology
Online & Campus Combined Full time 10 weeks July 2018 USA Warwick

The ESL Bridge Program at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is designed for students to achieve the English language skills required to begin college level work in one of our 50+ associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. [+]

Best Courses in ESL in USA 2017/2018. The ESL Bridge Program at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) is designed for students to achieve the English language skills required to begin college level work in one of our 50+ associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs. This is a 30-week program divided into three quarters of 10 weeks each. The program is designed to assist international students in achieving proficiency in English so that they can begin their college coursework. Students will improve their ability to understand, read, speak, and write English in order to communicate accurately and participate successfully in their college courses. The program is split into three levels of English: (i) high-intermediate, (ii) advanced, and (iii) proficient. Students are placed in a level based on their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System), or PTE (Pearson Tests of English) score and can enter their field of technical studies at any time during a 10-week session if they obtain the requisite level of English proficiency. Each session is paired with one liberal arts course. In addition to English, students will learn study skills to make them more proficient in managing their time and handling coursework and will work with computers to gain digital literacy at the college level. Classes will also incorporate cultural competency lessons to familiarize students with American culture. Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes Program Mission The mission of the English as a Second Language Bridge Program is to prepare... [-]

English as a Second Language (ESL)

University of North Alabama
Campus Full time 16 weeks September 2017 USA Florence

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the University of North Alabama (UNA) provides high quality and comprehensive instruction in English for non-English speakers to pursue academic and professional studies in a challenging, caring, and supportive environment. [+]

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the University of North Alabama (UNA) provides high quality and comprehensive instruction in English for non-English speakers to pursue academic and professional studies in a challenging, caring, and supportive environment. We are committed to making your English language learning experience the most effective, efficient, and enjoyable. ESL Curriculum: The curriculum consists of intensive English classes, Capstone courses, the academic bridge class, and TOEFL/GRE/GMAT preparation classes. The curriculum consists of five skill areas, i.e. Speaking, Reading/Vocabulary, Listening, Grammar, and Writing. Students will also have the opportunity to learn American Culture through Cinema, Literature, Debate, and Writing in additional classes as well as engage in service learning projects. Level of Proficiency: *UNA ESL does not offer classes at the beginner level. New students are expected to have basic knowledge of English even when beginning the program in level 1 classes. UNA ESL Program Class Schedule: The program schedule of the UNA intensive English operates in an 8-week sessions and there are 6 sessions during the spring and fall semesters and 4-week sessions in the summer.. Class Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00-9:50 am Speaking 10:00-10:50 am Grammar 11:00-11:50 am Reading 1:00-1:50 pm Listening 2:00-2:50 pm Writing 3:00-3:50 pm Self Study Computer Lab Program Admission Cycle: Spring: beginning of January  Mid-Spring: beginning of March  Summer: beginning of June, July Fall: beginning of August  Mid Fall: beginning of October Language Partner Program The after-class program is designed to:  Help ESL students improve their English... [-]

BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish Denver

Bridge Education Group
Campus Full time 8 weeks Open Enrollment USA Denver

BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish Denver is located in the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado. Denver is the largest city and the capital Colorado, located in the heart of the USA. [+]

Best Courses in ESL in USA 2017/2018. BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish Denver Quick Facts Founded: 1986 Location: Denver, CO Programs Offered: Academic English, Business English, General English, Test Preparation, Teen Programs. Accreditation: IALC, ACCET, AAIEP, Cambridge ESOL, IELTS Australia, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Members of: NAFSA, the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors; TESOL,Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages; and COTESOL, the Colorado affiliate of TESOL. Nearby: Rocky Mountain National Park, famous ski resorts such as Loveland, Aspen and Vail, Garden of the Gods. Overview BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish Denver is located in the Mile-High City of Denver, Colorado. Denver is the largest city and the capital Colorado, located in the heart of the USA. With more than 2.5 million people in the Denver Metropolitan area, international students can enjoy the friendliness of a smaller town and the attractions and entertainment of a larger city. Every year BridgeEnglish, Denver hosts students from around the world, delivering top-notch language instruction. This program prepares degree-seeking students for admission and success in a U.S. university setting. BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish Denver offers a standardized curriculum, personalized university counseling, and a wide range of university partners. Academic English Tuition & Start Dates *Term start dates may vary by a few days. Fees and additional services Holidays observed by BridgePathways at BridgeEnglish, Denver: Intensive English The BridgePathways ® Academic English Program was developed precisely for international students to succeed in a U.S. academic environment. As a BridgePathways student you will: Develop your English proficiency... [-]

Course in English as a Second Language (ESL)

Open Hearts Language Academy
Campus Full time 12 - 96 weeks Open Enrollment USA Miami

OHLA uses a skills-based curriculum, focused specifically on developing necessary linguistic skills in five major areas: Reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar. We, at OHLA, know that the best way to develop these skills is to do it in a “natural” way, the same way we all learned our native languages. We believe that languages are not meant to be memorized, but rather to be used and practiced on a daily basis, in order to maintain continuity and master it in a lesser amount of time. [+]

General ESL Program OHLA uses a skills-based curriculum, focused specifically on developing necessary linguistic skills in five major areas: Reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar. We, at OHLA, know that the best way to develop these skills is to do it in a “natural” way, the same way we all learned our native languages. We believe that languages are not meant to be memorized, but rather to be used and practiced on a daily basis, in order to maintain continuity and master it in a lesser amount of time. To learn and master the English language, it is necessary not to view it as a step-by-step approach, but rather as a continuous and progressive process, where international students are continuously challenged accordingly as they go through their levels of language study. Languages are continuously learned and improved upon, the same way in which we are always learning and improving our native languages. The main reason for this is that languages are always evolving; just like everything else we see or experience in life. Click here to see our Program Proficiency Scale A proficiency scale is a set of descriptions of the language skills that you can expect to attain during your time at OHLA. Each level in the scale describes a stage in your development of competence. Entry Points Each level lasts 12 weeks and it is sub-divided in six 2-week-units called “blocks”. Students may commence their language studies at the beginning of any two-week block. For instance, if a... [-]

English as a Second Language

Felician University
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 USA Rutherford + 1 more

Felician University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is a comprehensive ESL program with year-round intensive language instruction and cultural immersion. Our program prepares you to enroll in a degree program, enter a competitive job market, or simply improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. [+]

Best Courses in ESL in USA 2017/2018. Felician University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is a comprehensive ESL program with year-round intensive language instruction and cultural immersion. Our program prepares you to enroll in a degree program, enter a competitive job market, or simply improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. In our ESL Program, full-time students study for 23 hours a week and must enroll for a minimum of four weeks. Classes are kept to an average of 10 students to ensure students receive a lot of personal attention. In addition to classroom learning, our University campus provides a total immersion experience – ESL students interact with American students, live in the residence halls, participate in clubs, sports, campus activities and explore New York City. We also offer short-term camps and programs. ESL Programs Intensive English Program In this year-round and intensive program, you are challenged to progress quickly by studying 23 hours a week. The Intensive English Program offers four, 16-week levels from beginner to advanced. Non F-1 students may also choose to study our Intensive English as a Second Language Program part time, if your schedule does not permit the full course of study. Program Highlights 23 hours of English instruction per week Small class size Classes in reading, writing, conversation and grammar Elective classes such as U.S. culture, cilm, vocabulary, and pronunciation Four levels of instruction; 16 weeks per level TOEFL preparation Placement exam upon arrival Cultural activities including trips to New York... [-]

FCE Cambridge Exam Preparation Course

LAL Language Centres
Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Fort Lauderdale Boston

The Cambridge FCE exam will give you a qualification that is recognised by thousands of businesses and educational institutions across the world. Our experienced teachers make exam preparation a stimulating and enjoyable experience by supplementing the coursebook with real-life materials, audio recordings, video, and online resources. [+]

FCE Cambridge Exam Preparation Course London, Torbay, Cape Town, Malta, Fort Lauderdale, Boston The Cambridge FCE exam will give you a qualification that is recognised by thousands of businesses and educational institutions across the world. Our experienced teachers make exam preparation a stimulating and enjoyable experience by supplementing the coursebook with real-life materials, audio recordings, video, and online resources. Our teachers will regularly set practice tests on the course, which will help you with time management and exam technique. We will also set a mock exam. Of course, studying a little every day really helps and our teachers will give you self-study tips and set regular homework to give you the best possible chance of FCE exam success. You may find yourself reading newspapers, books and magazines, and watching television – all highly effective ways of working with the language. At LAL, we are ready to support you all the way. [-]

Intensive English for University Study

Massachusetts International Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2018 USA Marlborough

Students increase English proficiency while preparing for university study with one of our partner schools [+]

Best Courses in ESL in USA 2017/2018. Students have two options for admission: Admission to MAIA only - to explore university options in the US Admission to MAIA & University Partner - conditional admission to a university before arriving in the US Students at Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA) focus on developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills while also preparing for the academic requirements of university study in the US. The goals of the MAIA curriculum are: to provide ESL instruction appropriate for students' English proficiency level to hone the students' academic skills for future university success [-]

English as a second language (ESL)

Georgia Gwinnett College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Lawrenceville

The ELI offers both regular instruction and special short-term programs for English language learners at a range of proficiency levels. At the ELI, the quality of each participant's learning experience is our primary concern. [+]

English as a Second Language Established in January 2015, the English Language Institute (ELI) provides English as a second language (ESL) instruction and cultural learning opportunities on the beautiful campus of Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC). The ELI offers both regular instruction and special short-term programs for English language learners at a range of proficiency levels. At the ELI, the quality of each participant's learning experience is our primary concern. What is special about the GGC ELI program? GGC offers international participants a safe location to study, a friendly campus to meet American students and beautiful natural scenery to enjoy the outdoors. Study in small classes. ELI classes normally have fewer than 12 participants and provide individual attention for participants studying intensive English. Have opportunities to observe undergraduate classes to gain first-hand experience of a U.S. college classroom while studying in the ELI. Take field trips to some important historic sites in the Atlanta area to enrich knowledge of American culture. Meet American language partners to practice English and make friends. Benefit from learning English in our culturally diverse campus community. ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ELI) Location: Building D, Room 2102 Address: English Language Institute (ELI), D-2102 Georgia Gwinnett College 1000 University Center Lane Lawrenceville, GA 30043 U.S.A. The English Language Institute has been established and is administered through the collaborative efforts of the Office of Internationalization and the School of Transitional Studies. ELI Vision The GGC English Language Institute (ELI) is intended to meet the academic, professional or personal literacy needs... [-]

ESL INTERLINK at Indiana State University

American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)
Campus Full time Part time 9 weeks October 2017 USA Terre Haute + 1 more

INTERLINK Language Centers at Indiana State University provides international students with ESL (English as a Second Language) training, academic preparation, and cultural orientation as well as help with university placement and conditional admission to assure a successful and memorable educational experience in the United States. [+]

Best Courses in ESL in USA 2017/2018. About Our Program INTERLINK Language Centers at Indiana State University (ISU) has been helping students achieve their personal and professional goals since 1987. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, INTERLINK offers intensive English instruction, academic preparation, and cross-cultural orientation for students, scholars, and professionals on a year-round basis. The program prepares students for challenging careers, and provides the tools and skills needed to achieve success in the 21st century. Upon graduation, many students go on to study in academic programs at ISU or other area universities. INTERLINK helps with university placement and conditional admission to assure a successful and memorable educational experience in the United States. INTERLINK’s curriculum is rigorous. Its six levels, offered in 9-week sessions, involve in- and out-of class assignments in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and projects which require active student participation. Students enjoy full access touniversity facilities, including opportunities to meet students and professors, audit or take classes for credit. Program field trips enable students to learn firsthand about the state and local community. Of particular benefit to students is the representation of many cultures in the program. In a diverse environment, students learn more about the world, and in the process, about themselves. Academically qualified students enjoy the convenience of receiving conditional admission prior to starting their language program at INTERLINK. At INTERLINK, we strive to assure a memorable and transformative educational experience for international students. If you are looking for an English as a Second Language program, especially... [-]

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Parkland College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Champaign

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­ year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4­ year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Pre­college ESL... [-]

ELI English Course

Henry Ford College
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Detroit

If you're interested in learning English as a second language, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) is for you. The ELI offers instruction in American English language and culture. Our intensive English program prepares you for success in college-level English courses, employment that requires written and oral proficiency in English, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. [+]

Best Courses in ESL in USA 2017/2018. If you're interested in learning English as a second language, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) is for you. The ELI offers instruction in American English language and culture. Our intensive English program prepares you for success in college-level English courses, employment that requires written and oral proficiency in English, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. We offer day and evening classes in English writing, grammar, reading, speaking, listening and study skills. We also offer classes in advanced grammar, pronunciation/conversation and TOEFL preparation. You can develop your English through small and large group interactions, and our enthusiastic and dedicated instructors will help you meet your goals. Can I take college classes at HFC while I am an ELI student? No. (The only exception is if you have passed ELI 106R but you still need to take ELI 106W. You may then register for ELI 106W, ENG 082 and one additional college class.) What ESL classes do you offer? HFC offers six levels of pre-college ESL classes. Classes focus on either writing/grammar or reading/speaking/listening/study skills. Classes in Grammar, TOEFL Preparation and Pronunciation/Conversation are also available. When do you offer classes? Year-round, day and evening. There are four academic terms per year: Fall and Winter Semesters are each 16 weeks long; Spring and Summer are each 8 weeks long. Do I have to buy my own textbooks? Yes. Textbooks (and any accompanying materials) must be purchased by each student and are... [-]

English Course: Beginner and Upper Beginner

Links English Language Institute
Campus Full time Open Enrollment USA Newark

At this level, you will be able to use basic expressions that you can apply to your everyday life. You will also be able to describe where you and people you know live, have simple conversations, ask and answer questions about familiar topics. [+]

English Course: Beginner and Upper Beginner At this level, you will be able to use basic expressions that you can apply to your everyday life. You will also be able to describe where you and people you know live, have simple conversations, ask and answer questions about familiar topics. Likewise, you will be able to understand and use the highest frequency vocabulary of personal relevance, basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment. What can you expect with your classes? SPEAKING: I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know. LISTENING: I can understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning A1 myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. READING: I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues. WRITING: I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form. Facts Course Course entry: Level 1-2 (A1) Number of lessons: Intensive: 2 hours per day - 10 hours per week Super intensive: 3... [-]

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

Lane Community College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Eugene

The International ESL Program is designed to help students from all over the world improve their English language skills in reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. Students take courses with faculty who have master's degrees in TESOL or a related field. Classes are kept small so that students get personal attention. [+]

Best Courses in ESL in USA 2017/2018. International ESL Program The International ESL Program is designed to help students from all over the world improve their English language skills in reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. Students take courses with faculty who have master's degrees in TESOL or a related field. Classes are kept small so that students get personal attention. ESL Program Structure There are 5 levels in the ESL program (B, C, D, E, and F). All new international students will take a placement test during orientations and get placed in an appropriate level of the ESL class. Each level is described in detail on the International ESL Course Description page. ESL classes are offered in blocks. Morning classes are for 4 hours each day Monday through Friday. Afternoon classes are for 5 hours each day Monday through Thursday. You will study for total 20 hours per week. ESL Programs also offer elective classes, and these are optional. Fall, Winter, and Spring terms consist of 11 weeks, and Summer term is 8 weeks. Transition from ESL to College level At Lane, we encourage our ESL students to continue on into the college major program and want to support them in the best way possible. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are not required! [-]