Hancock International College offers 6 levels of the Intensive ESL (IESL) Program. The levels are as follows:

IESL 100 (Beginner): The goal of this course is to help students gain basic listening and speaking skills for everyday life; develop basic English vocabulary and literacy skills, and develop basic grammar and writing skills. In addition, this course introduces students to American culture and history.

IESL 101 (Beginner High): The goal of this course is to help students continue to gain basic listening and speaking skills for everyday life; continue developing basic English vocabulary and literacy skills, and continue developing basic grammar and writing skills necessary to produce paragraphs. In addition, this course introduces students to American culture and history.

IESL 102 (Intermediate Low): The goal of this course is to help students improve their listening and speaking skills for everyday life and begin to develop academic skills in listening and speaking, in addition to developing academic reading skills and vocabulary while adding to their basic reading skills and vocabulary knowledge, and continuing to add to basic grammar knowledge and the skills necessary to produce paragraphs. In addition, this course introduces students to American culture and history.

IESL 103 (Intermediate): The goal of this course is to help students continue developing their ability to hold a conversation and to develop an ability to comprehend, and discuss simple academic topics. Students begin to develop academic reading skills, to continue learning general vocabulary, and to begin to learn academic vocabulary. This course is to help students develop intermediate grammar skills and develop the skills to write short compositions.

IESL 104 (Intermediate High): The goal of this course is to help students at the high-intermediate level develop academic listening skills, develop speaking skills for personal and academic situations, develop academic reading and vocabulary skills, improve their use of grammar and develop basic academic writing skills. In addition, this course introduces students to American culture and history.

IESL 105 (Advanced): The goal of this course is to help students at the advanced level develop academic listening skills, develop speaking skills for personal and academic situations, develop academic reading and vocabulary skills, improve their use of grammar and develop academic writing skills. In addition, this course introduces students to American culture and history.

OBSERVATION HOURS

Individuals who wish to observe a class may do so by scheduling an appointment with HIC Administration. Observation hours must be scheduled prior to the arrival of the individual. Please contact the Administration office (949) 679-2000 to schedule your observation.

ACADEMIC YEAR

  • Winter Quarter (January-March) Spring Quarter (April-June)
  • Summer Quarter (June-August) Fall Quarter (September-December)
Program taught in:
  • English

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