Because English is an international language vital to the global economy as well as global business, California Miramar University is offering a program in English as a Second Language.
The purpose of this program is to provide English to future students as well as professionals who wish to enrich their English communication skills. All courses are taught based on the communicative approach to language learning and each proficiency level is divided into five courses, focusing on basic grammar and writing, speaking, listening, reading and vocabulary. Students have the opportunity to enroll in 10 week courses up to one year.
When entering the program, the student's English will be assessed and the student will be placed into the course that best suits his or her individual needs. Students can join the course on a rolling basis, and classes begin on Mondays and are offered according a the weekly schedule.
The Three Levels of the ESL Program
Three basic levels will be offered in California Miramar University's ESL Program:
Elementary (Level 1)
Intermediate (Level 2)
Advanced (Level 3)
Per Course Details:
Level 1 and Level 2
Level 1 and Level 2 Classes for each of the skill specific areas of Reading, Grammar, Speaking, Listening and Vocabulary will consist of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab one day per week each. Each course is offered over a 10 week trimester so totals for each course over the 10 weeks are listed in the chart below for each course skill.
Level 3 Classes shall consist of Integrated Skills consisting of 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab 5 days per week. One day per week of the Integrated Skills are dedicated to Vocabulary lecture and lab. The course is offered over a 10 week trimester so totals for level 3 course work is listed in the chart below for each course skill. Program Details:
The total number of lecture hours for the program (Levels 1, 2 and 3) is 150 hours per level which adds up to 450 lectures hours for the three levels. The total number of lab hours for the program (Levels 1, 2 and 3) is 100 hours per level which adds up to 300 lab hours for the three levels. Curriculum:
Graduates must successfully complete the 12.5 credit hours per level as outlined below:
|Elementary (Level 1)||5 Skill Courses with Lab||12.5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Intermediate (Level 1)||5 Skill Courses with Lab||12.5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Advanced (Level 1)||1 Course with Lab||12.5 Semester Credit Hours|
|Total ESL Program (Levels 1, 2 and 3)||11 Course with Lab||37.5 Semester Credit Hours|
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Program : ACICS Accredited
Cost & Fees
Application Fee: $100 Tuition: $650 per month
ESL tuition Does Not Include Housing Textbooks or Materials
Without exception, all students who wish to register for any English as a Second Language course will be assessed through the College Board's Accuplacer ESL battery of tests. The ESL placement exam will evaluate the student's proficiency in reading, language use, sentence meaning, and listening. The resulting range of scores will determine the ESL placement level for each individual.
The assessment acquired from the Accuplacer ESL placement exam is relatively similar to that obtained for students interested in pursuing academic associate degrees. While the latter will evaluate the student's ability both in English and mathematics, the former will ascertain the individual's proficiency in four distinct language skills. Nevertheless, in terms of final placement outcomes, both exams are the result of comprehensive and objective assessments that allow for greater levels of accuracy and effectiveness.