This program offers semi-intensive courses in English as a Second Language. Classes are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate the busy schedules of interested clients who work during the day.
- Course and level descriptions
- Au pair program requirements
- Who to contact about the Evening Program
- Apply for the Evening Program
The 9-week evening program is offered 4 times per year. Click here to view Evening Program schedule.
Note: Placement tests are given on the first day of each session. Students are required to arrive at 318 South College Avenue at 7:00 pm for testing.
Times: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays OR on Tuesdays and Thursdays (see the Evening Program schedule to find out which days the courses will be held).
Two semi-intensive courses address all language skill areas: grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and vocabulary. Three levels of each course are offered.
- Understanding and Using Written English: This course concentrates on the development of reading, writing, and grammar skills, as well as vocabulary development.
- Understanding and Using Spoken English: This course concentrates on the development of listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills.
- English I (Beginner to High Beginner): Students in these courses work on developing the basic English skills they need to improve the quality of their daily lives in the U.S. Instruction focuses on all skill areas: grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation and vocabulary. Lessons are presented in “real life” contexts such as shopping, writing letters and e-messages, using the telephone and reading schedules, instructions, labels, and advertisements (45 hours).
- English II (Low Intermediate to Intermediate): Students in these courses work on further developing and applying their knowledge of English grammar, pronunciation listening, reading, and pronunciation skills in increasingly diverse situations. Students work with textbooks and “real life” materials such as newspapers and video clips (45 hours).
- English III (High Intermediate to Advanced): Students study and apply rules of English pronunciation and English grammar as they explore various topics such as cultural differences, the environment and the family. Students work on improving reading, conversation, grammar, writing, listening comprehension and vocabulary skills while working with textbooks, articles from newspapers, audiocassettes and videocassettes (45 hours).
*A minimum enrollment of five students is required for each course to be offered.
In addition to registering for English I, II or III courses (as described above), au pair students must also register for a 35 hour independent study project. As part of their independent study, au pairs enrolled in the evening courses work with their instructor to develop a proposal to address cultural or work-related topics, such as:
- American film
- American cuisine
- American culture
- Education and child psychology
The project must involve outside research, participation in community functions (such as film festivals, theatre productions, county fairs, or craft fairs), and a presentation to the Evening Class on some aspect of the study. Independent projects may require the student to create, conduct, and analyze surveys of Americans as part of their research. Independent studies require au pairs to devote a minimum of 4 hours per week to the project, in addition to any homework assigned as part of the English I, II, or III class.
Kathy Kutchen, ELI Admissions
Phone: 302-831-3787 | Fax: 302-831-6765 | Email: email@example.com