Listening classes focus on academic listening skills and note-taking from lectures. Students learn academic vocabulary from each lecture, note-taking methods, listening comprehension, and discussion strategies.
Reading classes focus on improving overall reading comprehension. Through the use of authentic texts, students learn academic reading strategies, acquire new vocabulary, and work to increase reading speed and effectiveness.
Writing classes focus on a variety of structures in controlled compositions with an emphasis on various types of organization, (e.g. narration, comparison and contrasts, and literary analysis) practiced in guided formats. Students use academic vocabulary in their writings and the writing process of drafting, revising, and editing.
Speaking classes focus on increasing fluency and developing oral comprehension of academic English sentences. Students will participate in oral comprehension exercises; they will also participate in class discussion of relevant subjects and present academic oral presentations.
Program length: 8-44 weeks
The placement test is given to each new student before they begin their course of study to evaluate the appropriate level of instruction. The length of instruction depends on the results of the placement exam. For example, an applicant scoring into IENG 0001 will have the following course of study: