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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.
Courses and Levels
Two semi-intensive courses address all language skill areas: grammar, listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
Understanding and Using Written English
Develop your reading, writing, and grammar skills, as well as vocabulary.
Understanding and Using Spoken English
Develop your listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills.
Three levels of each course are offered.*
English I (Beginner to High Beginner) (45 hours)
- 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.
English II (Low Intermediate to Intermediate) (45 hours)
- 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.
English III (High Intermediate to Advanced) (45 hours)
- 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, and sound and video tracks.
*A minimum enrollment of five students is required for each course to be offered.
To ensure the health and safety of our students, we are currently holding classes online: live sessions on Zoom are held at regular class hours.
Dates and Times
The upcoming sessions for the Evening Program:
|Testing||Start Date||Last Day to Enroll||End Date||No Classes (holidays)|
|February 8, 2021||February 10, 2021||February 15, 2021||April 7, 2021|
|April 12, 2021||April 14, 2021||April 19, 2021||June 14, 2021||May 31, 2021|
|Written and Spoken English||Mondays and Wednesdays
7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
|Written English only||Mondays and Wednesdays
7 p.m. to 8:10 p.m.
|Spoken English only||Mondays and Wednesdays
8:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Dates are subject to change based on availability of instructor. Placement tests are given on the first night of each session.
The following prices are valid for each session attended through July 2021.
|Written and Spoken English||$727|
|Written English only||413|
|Spoken English only||413|
**This is the maximum amount that you will be asked to spend if your teacher requires a book. Your instructor will inform you of what text will be used (if any) and it is the students’ responsibility to buy it themselves.
Au Pair Prices
The following prices are valid for each session attended through August 2021 for Au Pairs.
|Written and Spoken English||$540|
|Written English only||311|
|Spoken English only||311|
*Prices for the 2020-2021 Academic Year are valid through July 31, 2021. Prices are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Au Pair Program Requirements
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.