Course name:

Introduction to English as a second language, beginner and intermediate

Course Length:

24 weeks, divided into two trimesters at our Caribbean medical school campus.

Course prerequisite requirement:

Assessment examination given by Xavier with a passing score

Course description and goals:

The goal of this course is to teach students to communicate effectively in English by building grammar and vocabulary, as well as listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Classes will be held at the Caribbean medical school in Aruba.

E- Learning:

Apart from regular class room based inter-active teaching and learning schedule, students will be provided online support via e learning (Kaplan program/other resources).


Students will be assessed by quizzes, writing assignments, in class participation, and a final TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) standardized examination.

There will be a formative assessment at the end of each block.

  • 50% Assignments and Quizzes
  • 20% In class participation
  • 30% TOEFL

Lecture Hours:

All the lectures will be held in XUSOM, Aruba between 8 AM and 3 PM. Lunch Break: 12 noon to 1 PM. This is our Caribbean medical school campus.

Office Hours:

1:00 - 3:00 pm, Fridays

Class Schedule:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3: 00 pm

Extra lectures if required

Advancement into Medical Studies

Students will choose from the following degrees to proceed into: Bachelors in Anatomy and Physiology Bachelors in Biology Bachelors in Biotechnology Bachelors in Chemistry Bachelors in Pharmacology Bachelors in Pre-Clinical and Health Services Bachelors in Public Health

Program taught in:
  • English
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