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November 27, 2017
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Program

American Cultural Immersion is TEFL/ TESL certified institution that can help you develop your English language skills so you can become a more confident speaker. We offer private, one-on-one classes to ensure that our students gain an enriching and effective experience. By the end of the ESL program, you will have enhanced your proficiency in English and be able to communicate with ease in any professional or cultural setting.

 

Our ESL Program Goals:

  • to increase your  mastery in listening, speaking, reading and writing English
  • to bolster your knowledge in American customs and culture
  • to develop skills in academic English to help you advance in the higher education system and professional settings

 

Why should I choose American Cultural Immersion to learn English?

  • One-on-one classes offered online or in-person
  • Group Classes
  • Custom curriculum
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Dedicated faculty of experts
  • High-quality technology used to increase efficiency of learning
  • Diverse student from various countries and background
  • Certificate from a well-respected ESL program

 

ESL Courses

 

Basic Level

Reading

  • Read and understand simple texts in English and use text models for writing
  • Answer simple comprehension and short answer questions
  • Complete multiple choice questions and match sentences about texts
  • Reconstruct texts by reordering sentences
  • Understand the main idea of a text and familiar topics
  • Identify specific information in a text

Writing

  • Complete forms
  • Write well-structured simple sentences and simple texts about familiar topics
  • Use simple conjunctions
  • Use punctuation and capitalization correctly in simple sentences
  • Create and revise questions to form a survey and attempt to respond to them

Listening

  • Listen for specific information e.g. personal information and names
  • Answer questions on informational texts
  • Match information with speakers and pictures
  • Listen to pronunciation and intonation
  • Identify numbers (e.g. years and dates) from listening texts
  • Listen to complete sentences and respond to questions regarding the context
  • Understand simple telephone conversations

Speaking

  • Greetings and introductions
  • Make conversations in familiar situations (e.g. café, chatting about family, weekend)
  • Ask and respond to simple and straightforward questions with modeling
  • Describe pictures and compare them
  • Talk about past and future events, along with familiar topics and routines
  • Practice making arrangements and planning

 

Intermediate Level

Reading

  • Read for main points and scan for specific information
  • Making inferences from texts and guessing the meaning of words from context
  • Understand texts about a range of familiar and unfamiliar topics
  • Use text types as models for a variety of writing tasks
  • Identify a range of texts, which include reports and narratives

Writing

  • Write well-constructed paragraphs, which include narratives
  • Write descriptions of people and places
  • Write letters, invitations, and write for work purposes
  • Give your personal opinions while writing
  • Utilize a few types of linking words

Listening

  • Tell a story and describe a variety of familiar topics
  • Describe details and people
  • Talk about the future and plans
  • Give advice and create suggestions/opinions
  • Make choices and explain the reasons for those choices
  • Practice making arrangements for phone

Speaking

  • Interact with native speakers with minimal or no issues
  • Take an active part in discussions on familiar topics
  • Present and explain information and descriptions on a wide range of topics
  • Explain a viewpoint and include reasons and/or evidence
  • Use stress, rhythm, and intonation to convey meaning
  • Present information clearly to others and speak accurately in various contexts

 

Advanced Level

Reading

  • Read contemporary articles for specific information and interpretation
  • Read articles and reports and analyze writer’s main points
  • Read texts and understand genre, register, tone, and attitude
  • Use reading texts to inform their writing and to find evidence to support written arguments
  • Use context details and clues to guess the meaning of new words

Writing

  • Write detailed text on a wide range of subjects and topics
  • Give personal opinions and utilize reasoning in essays and reviews
  • Construct reports using research and evidence to support points
  • Write different forms of communication, including formal letters, to deliver an accurate message
  • Write to convey information in a clear and structured manner
  • Take detailed notes when listening to information

Listening

  • Understand extended speech on a wide range of subjects and topics
  • Interpret indications of tone and register
  • Analyze opinions and main ideas expressed in listening texts
  • Use a wide variety of listening tasks as a basis for extended discussion
  • Follow main arguments on familiar topics and summarize verbally
  • Use listening as a basis for presenting information

Speaking

  • Interact with native speakers with minimal or no issues
  • Take an active part in discussions on familiar topics
  • Present and explain information and descriptions on a wide range of topics
  • Explain a viewpoint and include reasons and/or evidence
  • Use stress, rhythm, and intonation to convey meaning
  • Present information clearly to others and speak accurately in various contexts

To Get Started:

  • Call us to make an appointment to speak with our Language Consultant & Director
    • During this meeting, the director will conduct an intake to understand your needs as a student.
  • Schedule an Assessment
    • During the assessment, the instructor will conduct an in-depth assessment of your speech. This evaluation will be used to tailor your individualized curriculum.
  • Begin Courses
    • Our courses require a minimum committment of 3 months.

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