COURSE HOURS, PREREQUISITES & DESCRIPTIONS

ESL Level 1 (Beginner)           200 Hours 

Upon successful completion of this level, students will be able to comprehend and produce simple questions, sentences, and phrases about basic topics, such as clothing, colors, seasons, day-to-day activities, people, objects, places, events, and jobs. They will also be able to recognize and produce short, simple sentence structures and simple/high frequency vocabulary for day-to-day life situations.

ESL Level 2 (Beginner)           200 Hours 

Upon successful completion of this level, students will be able to comprehend and produce short sequences of events and multiple sentences about simple topics/issues. They will be able to recognize and produce simple yes/no questions, Wh- questions, and responses in the simple present, present progressive, and present perfect tenses. They will also be able to produce compound sentences utilizing conjunctions. Students will be able to comprehend and produce vocabulary to make inquiries, seek information, and describe people, simple topics/issues, careers, and free time activities.

ESL Level 3 (Intermediate)           200 Hours 

Upon successful completion of this level, students will be able to comprehend short articles, texts, and conversations and recognize main idea. They will be able to produce step-by-step instructions, emails, letters, reviews, paragraphs, and short essays. Following this level, students will be able to recognize and produce stress and intonation patterns for queries. They will be able to recognize and produce complex structures, including gerunds and infinitives, if clauses and time contrasts. Also, they will be able to comprehend and produce vocabulary for inquiries, suggestions, requests, seeking information, and engaging in discourse with English speaking people in a meaningful way.

ESL Level 4 (Intermediate)           200 Hours 

Upon successful completion of this level, students will be able to comprehend and produce suggestions, advice, and requests, as well as paragraphs, letters, biographies, and essays on a variety of themes and issues. They will be able to comprehend and produce paraphrases from a wide variety of texts, reports, and discourses about various topics. They will also be able to recognize and produce complex sentence structures and tenses, such as noun phrases with relative clauses, modals, and gerund phrases. Students will be able to comprehend and produce vocabulary appropriate for a wide variety of issues, topics, and contexts.

ESL Level 5 (Advanced)           200 Hours 

Upon successful completion of this level, students will be able to comprehend and produce longer texts, articles, reports, and presentations. They will be able to summarize, paraphrase, and make inferences about a wide variety of spoken and written texts, discourses, and reports. They will be able to comprehend and produce accurate sentences using complex sentence structures and tenses for a wide variety of purposes and contexts. Students will also be able to comprehend and produce vocabulary suitable for a variety of topics, contexts, and issues.

ESL Level 6 (Advanced)           200 Hours 

Upon successful completion of this level, students will be able to comprehend and express views, opinions, and critiques on various themes and controversial issues for different purposes and audiences accurately and fluently. The students will be able to produce developed opinion and comparative essays. They will be able to comprehend and produce complex sentence structures with accuracy, fluency, variety, and depth of meaning. Students will also be able to comprehend and produce vocabulary relevant to a wide variety of controversial political, cultural, and economic topics.

LICENSE AND AFFILIATIONS

Licensed by the New York State Education Department
Authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students
Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)

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