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Courses are academic classes taught by qualified instructors that are intended to enhance participant’s knowledge of a given area or training in a particular discipline. Courses vary broadly in terms of length, size, content and duration.

English courses tend to focus on the study of English literacy, comprehension and analysis, and often concentrate on developing essential speech and communication skills for ESL speakers to increase proficiency and comfort with the English language.

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GEOS Languages Plus

Studying English is like learning to play a musical instrument. Whether you want to learn how to speak English or how to improve reading English, the more you practice - ... [+]

Courses in English in North America 2019.

Studying English is like learning to play a musical instrument. Whether you want to learn how to speak English or how to improve reading

English, the more you practice - especially spoken English, the better you get at all the other skills. It's a simple principle. It's still a lot of work, but if you follow that, you will be successful.

Most ESL classes spend too much time learning English grammar. It's true that grammar is important, but learning language is like learning to swim. You can't do it by reading a book -- you have to practice!

GEOS' ESL courses are designed to give students more practice. GEOS students have English classes every day for just Speaking and Listening. Because GEOS has more English speaking classes, our students learn English faster. ... [-]
USA New York Costa Mesa
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
University of Southern Indiana

Welcome to University of Southern Indiana's (USI) Intensive English Program (IEP)! We are happy to help you with any questions and have you here in the heartland of Ameri ... [+]

Welcome to University of Southern Indiana's (USI) Intensive English Program (IEP)! We are happy to help you with any questions and have you here in the heartland of America! The Intensive English Program (IEP) at USI offers a curriculum designed for students of all levels of English proficiency based on students' needs and interests. As an IEP student, you will have the opportunity to learn side-by-side with students from all over the world in a quality English language program staffed with expert instructors. Highlights of our program include:

Small class sizes that allow more one-on-one interaction and class time with instructors Affordable and competitive costs Conditional admission to university upon IEP completion Individual academic advising for students TOEFL preparation Computer-assisted instruction Access to computing and library facilities at a comprehensive university Extracurricular activities and participation in student life Apartment-style campus housing Specialized classes based on future major or interest, such as English for academic purposes, business English and more Friendly atmosphere and safe environment Moderate climate Assistance with visa process ... [-]
USA Evansville
September 2019
Full-time
8 weeks
Campus
University of Denver

The mission of the English Language Center (ELC) is to support the goals of the University of Denver by preparing English Language Learners with the necessary communicati ... [+]

The mission of the English Language Center (ELC) is to support the goals of the University of Denver by preparing English Language Learners with the necessary communicative and cultural competencies to be successful members of DU and other US institutions of Higher Education.

Curriculum

Following a placement test upon arrival at the ELC, students are assigned to one of the following six levels of English language study:

Foundations through Advanced High (5 levels)

20 contact hours per week Instruction in reading, writing, grammar, listening, speaking and pronunciation Elective classes in upper levels: e.g. Service Learning and Digital Magazine LAUNCH Curriculum S... [-]
USA Denver
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
ELS Language Centers

Study English while still having the freedom to explore your surroundings. The ELS Semi-Intensive English program helps strengthen your English communication skills in th ... [+]

About the program

Study English while still having the freedom to explore your surroundings. The ELS Semi-Intensive English program helps strengthen your English communication skills in the classroom, then allows you time to absorb your surroundings and practice your new skills. Your morning classes will focus on the building blocks of English proficiency: Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment, and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. You will have the opportunity to explore the local area in the afternoons.

Curriculum

Key Language Skills: Listening, Pronunciation, Speaking, and Vocabulary

Applied Learning: In the United States, Contact America! allows you to meet with native English-speakers, practice conversing while using real-world English, listen to guest lecturers, and participate in local excursions... [-]

USA Princeton
September 2019
Campus
Austin Community College

Austin Community College's Intensive English Program (IEP) is currently accepting applications. Students can apply to the program, and if accepted, be issued a Form I-20 ... [+]

About

Austin Community College's Intensive English Program (IEP) is currently accepting applications. Students can apply to the program, and if accepted, be issued a Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 student visa in their home country.

All classes for the Intensive English Program (IEP) are held at the Highland Campus.

There are four levels of the Intensive English Program (IEP), held in eight-week sessions. There are two eight-week sessions each Fall and Spring semester, and one eight-week session in the Summer semester. Each session of the IEP costs $2,200 U.S. dollars.

Upon successful completion of the Intensive English Program, International students are eligible for admission to an academic program, once all other admissions requirements have been met.... [-]

USA Austin
September 2019
8 weeks
Campus
Moraine Valley Community College

Our Intensive English Language program serves students whose native language is not English. For those who want to improve their English skills, this program can prepare ... [+]

INTENSIVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Our Intensive English Language program serves students whose native language is not English. For those who want to improve their English skills, this program can prepare you for college-level English classes.

Students need basic English language skills to help them in the classroom and to understand the materials.

While in the program, students can expect classes that meet five days a week with one to four hours of instruction each day. You receive the personal attention that helps develop your skills and allows you to practice.

We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced-level English classes. Reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are emphasized.... [-]

USA Palos Hills
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
The New England School of English

Legal English is an After-School Course designed to introduce students to the American judicial and legislative systems. Its focus is the vocabulary and terminology of th ... [+]

What Legal English is; What Legal English isn’t.

Legal English is an After-School Course designed to introduce students to the American judicial and legislative systems. Its focus is the vocabulary and terminology of the U. S. legal system. Students will discuss various branches of law, study landmark cases and visit a local courthouse to view legal proceedings. Legal English is not a law course and therefore, students can expect their instructor to focus on legal language and know U. S. law in general terms, rather than in detail.

Who teaches Legal English?

Legal English is taught by an experienced English language instructor. Although this course is taught by someone who may not have a legal background, it will be taught by a skilled NESE teacher who is able to give you an understanding of legal language.... [-]

USA Cambridge
Open Enrollment
Full-time
4 - 48 weeks
Campus
Fresno Pacific University

The Intensive English Language Program within the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences offers preparatory English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to equi ... [+]

Overview

The Intensive English Language Program within the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences offers preparatory English as a Second Language (ESL) courses to equip non-native English-speaking international students, scholars and professionals with language and culture skills needed to meet the rigor of university life at Fresno Pacific University. These programs provide academic training for international and American students, preparing them for academic success in the university. Students focus on the development and demonstration of competencies in academic research and writing, oral presentation and auditory and pronunciation skills.

Mission Statement

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is designed for second language learners, both international and domestic, seeking to improve their English abilities, particularly to meet language requirements for college and university admission. Along with English language development, the IELP seeks to assist students in their transition to life in the United States. Providing such services is an expression of the Fresno Pacific University Idea in “inviting persons from various cultural, national, ethnic, and religious settings and backgrounds to participate in the educational experience.” Whether these students come only to study English, or to complete an undergraduate or graduate degree, they are provided with numerous opportunities to be challenged academically by fellow students and faculty.... [-]

USA Fresno
August 2019
Full-time
6 - 52 weeks
Campus
American Language Academy

ALA's Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed to offer the quickest and best learning experience and support to serious English learners to meet their needs for acade ... [+]

About Program

ALA's Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed to offer the quickest and best learning experience and support to serious English learners to meet their needs for academic or career purposes. ALA offers seven proficiency levels of instruction: Introduction, Foundation English (Levels 1-3), Academic (Levels 4-5), and Advanced (Level 6). Each course level is 200 hours with student in class 22 hours per week for 9 weeks. Students graduating successfully from Level 5 will qualify for pathway admission to ALA's partner universities.

Our IEP specializes in providing English language instruction for students who wish to attend an American university or college for their undergraduate and graduate studies. ALA has partnerships with many excellent colleges and universities across the United States. ALA provides international students with a pathway to enter undergraduate and graduate programs at these0 partner universities upon graduation from level 5. Our partners agree that graduation from Level 5 satisfies their English language proficiency requirements for admission in lieu of the TOEFL, IELTS, or another standardized English test. The ALA graduation certificate assures the institution that the student possesses the English language skills necessary to succeed at the university level.... [-]

USA Greensboro
September 2019
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Henry Ford College

If you want to become more fluent in English, learn about American culture, or improve your TOEFL score, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) can help you. ... [+]

If you want to become more fluent in English, learn about American culture, or improve your TOEFL score, HFC's English Language Institute (ELI) can help you.

High quality, affordable English Language classes

You can take English Language classes during the day, the evening, or on Saturday. Classes are offered in reading, speaking, listening, writing, grammar, study skills, American Culture, and TOEFL prep. Our Intensive English Program prepares you to take college-level courses, to hold a job where you will write and speak English, and to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. You will develop your English skills through small and large group interactions. Our friendly, caring instructors will help you meet your goals. For additional help, contact the ELI.... [-]

USA Detroit
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Massachusetts International Academy

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

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 [-]
USA Marlborough
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
ATI College

Vocation English courses are front-loaded studies in which the student completes courses prior to the career-oriented vocational programs at this College. Vocational Engl ... [+]

Vocation English courses are front-loaded studies in which the student completes courses prior to the career-oriented vocational programs at this College. Vocational English courses focus on the development of the communication and job search skills necessary for employment in the healthcare field in the United States. Topics include health professions in the United States, career pathways, communication with patients and co-workers, health care systems, current critical health issues, and intercultural communication skills.

The participant will practice the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We will use activities based on day-to-day healthcare situations, readings related to health care and cases studies from different health professions. The communicative approach of the courses is based on an individual pair, and group task and projects. Each class session will include problem-solving and critical thinking activities in which you will work both individually and collaborate with classmates.... [-]

USA Norwalk Los Angeles
June 2019
Full-time
40 weeks
Campus
Johnson & Wales University

Students requiring ESL courses will be registered by Student Academic & Financial Services until all ESL requirements are successfully completed. A schedule hold is i ... [+]

About

Students requiring ESL courses will be registered by Student Academic & Financial Services until all ESL requirements are successfully completed. A schedule hold is in effect during this time which prevents students from making changes to their schedule. Students wishing to continue enrollment in ESL courses during the summer must notify Student Academic & Financial Services.

Students enrolled in ESL courses will be allowed no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete each course. Students who are unsuccessful after the second attempt of a course will be assigned an academic standing hold and be placed on academic probation. Students who are unsuccessful after the third attempt of a course will be academically dismissed.... [-]

USA Providence Miami
September 2019
Campus
American English Institute

The Intensive English Program helps students to improve their English quickly to succeed in a U.S. academic setting. ... [+]

The Intensive English Program helps students to improve their English quickly to succeed in a U.S. academic setting. Each 8-week session includes:

5 levels of English from beginner to advanced 20 hours of instruction per week Monday through Friday from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 2:00pm Courses in reading, writing, grammar, listening & speaking weekly Students complete one level in an 8-week session. Students at the beginner level can successfully attain advanced level English skills in one-year! To Pass a Level

Students must receive no lower than a C- or 1.7 in all courses and must maintain an overall GPA of 2.0 to advance to the next level. Students that receive a C- or 1.7 in any course may be required to repeat the course at the discretion of the director in consultation with instructors. All sessions include quizzes, tests and final exams.... [-]

USA Riverside
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 8 weeks
Campus
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The academically-rigorous program provides high-quality English language instruction and the skills to succeed at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. ... [+]

The academically-rigorous program provides high-quality English language instruction and the skills to succeed at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Course length description: Spring: 15 weeks (including orientation) Summer: 14 weeks (including orientation) Fall: 15 weeks (including orientation)

Course features

What you'll learn:

Present spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English; Write research papers with proper use of citations and references; Read, understand and critically evaluate academic texts; Understand and use vocabulary common to academic disciplines; Take useful and accurate notes in academic lectures and presentations; Understand US values in an academic setting. Key course facts Course length: 1-3 Semesters Start dates: 2018: October; 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May Fees: From $7,060 Class hours: 18 hours per week minimum Award: Academic English students may progress to a Pathway program or direct admission to a UAB degree program after achieving the language level required and meeting all other requirements. Course options: 1-Semester 2-Semester 3-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Birmingham
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus