NATL ESL Institute program information
Intensive English Program (IEP) Each Course is 10 Hours/Week Total 960 Clock Hours
The Intensive English Program (IEP) curriculum is designed to serve the North America Technical ESL school’s students and community by offering comprehensive English language education and services. The IEP program provides students with language skills and cultural under-standing necessary to meet their educational, training, and language skills goals and to enable them to be successful in postsecondary education and training programs in the United States of America. Students in this 6-week Intensive English Program (IEP), full-time, receive 40 hours of instruction each week, as outlined below. Additional activities help students practice English in real-world settings. Upon the successful completion of all levels, the student will receive a certificate of completion which also can be used as proof of English Language proficiency. International Students on F-1 Visa may take 20 clock hours/week.
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This class will allow students to develop Basic English vocabulary and grammatical structures so that they can successfully communicate. Also, students will develop literary and analytical skills which will enable them to be successful in future courses. This is the first level course of listening, speaking and grammar for non-native speakers of English. It includes a mastery of grammar structures in oral communication, development of fundamental listening and speaking skills focusing on American English pronunciation, accent reduction, intonation, logical grouping of vocabulary items in phrases and the development of life skills vocabulary.
This class will allow students to develop Basic English vocabulary and grammatical structures so that they can successfully communicate. Also, students will develop literary and analytical skills which will enable them to be successful in future courses. This is the first level course of listen-ing, speaking and grammar for non-native speakers of English. It includes a mastery of grammar structures in oral communication, development of fundamental listening and speaking skills fo-cusing on American English pronunciation, accent reduction, intonation, logical grouping of vo-cabulary items in phrases and the development of life skills vocabulary.
This is the second level course of listening/speaking for non-native speakers of English. It includes an enhancement of grammar structures in oral communication, development of fundamental listening and speaking skills focusing on American English pronunciation, accent reduction, intonation, logical grouping of vocabulary items in phrases and the development of life skills vocabulary acquired in ESL 101.
This course is the second-level reading course for non-native speakers of English. It includes further development of vocabulary and relevant word groupings, introduction of reading skills, the use of dictionaries, and the analysis of texts, recognizing sentence, clauses and discourse structures and how these affect meaning. It also includes the study of parts of speech. In this course, grammar is used in writing simple and complex sentences working toward writing guided paragraphs.
This course will help students develop the necessary academic speaking and listening skills to gain confidence communicating in English in a variety of situations. Students will focus on building skills to listen for main ideas and details, for specific purposes, and for specific information. Speaking skills include forming questions for follow-up, clarification, and repetition. Some speaking tasks involve group and pair discussions, as well as the preparation and delivery of a short presentation. Aspects of grammar and pronunciation covered in the course include question intonation, word stress, reduction and linking sounds.
This course will help students develop basic reading and writing skills. Students will develop reading skills including recognizing main ideas and supporting details, making basic inferences, and using charts for comprehension. Students will also focus on developing writing skills such as: capitalizing proper nouns, writing well-formed complete sentences, using coordinating con-junctions, and using time order words. In addition, students will study several grammar points, present and past simple verb tenses, prepositions of location, and subordinating conjunctions. Furthermore, students will also increase their vocabulary by working with synonyms, antonyms, phrasal verbs, and different word forms.
This course focuses on developing students’ academic speaking and listening skills, including the ability to identify the main ideas and factual information in level-appropriate listening passages, participate in discussions on a variety of topics, give simple presentations, and verbally summarize listening passages. This course includes an overview and practice of pronunciation features such as sentence stress, reduction, and linking sounds as well as grammar and introduction to note taking skills.
In this course, students will improve their reading comprehension skills and begin to learn how to write paragraphs. Specifically, students will learn to use a variety of pre-reading strategies to be-come more effective readers, such as identifying main and supporting ideas of a text, recognizing sequence, and identifying the author’s purpose. Students will be introduced to different types of paragraphs, for example opinion and descriptive, and be expected to produce well-structured paragraphs. In addition, students will study more grammar points and use different verb tenses (including the present perfect, the past perfect) modals, comparative & superlative adjectives, future time clauses, and adverbs. This course will also develop vocabulary skills by studying prefixes, suffixes, and phrasal verbs. Furthermore, students will conduct basic internet searches and use word-processing software to write, edit, and format written assignments.
This course focuses on developing students’ listening comprehension, summarizing, and presentation skills. Students will understand main ideas and specific details of recorded passages on academic and general interest topics; take notes while listening; produce oral summaries of written and listening materials; prepare and deliver structured technology-assisted presentations on topics of general interest. In addition, students will give advice, make suggestions, ask for and give clarification to facilitate group discussions; and develop an ability to support opinions, explain in detail, and hypothesize. Students will also work on pronunciation skills including but not limited to word endings, syllable stress, intonation, and linking sounds. Students will review all grammar points and note-taking strategies.
In this course, students will improve their reading comprehension skills and begin to apply what they learned in terms of pre-writing, writing and post-writing skills. Students will write different types of paragraphs, for example opinion and descriptive, and be expected to produce well-structured paragraphs. In addition, students will study more grammar points and use different verb tenses (including the present perfect, the past perfect) modals, comparative & superlative adjectives, future time clauses, and adverbs. This course will also develop advanced vocabulary skills. Furthermore, students will be introduced to essay structure, thesis statement, essay outline.
This course focuses on developing academic listening and speaking skills. Students will learn to give short structured presentations and improve their ability to comprehend and analyze academic discourse including expressing surprise, encouragement, and approval; and refuting an argument. This course includes an accent-reduction component to help students speak clearly and with appropriate intonation patterns and review grammar points.
The goal of this course is for high-intermediate students to develop their academic reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills. It will help prepare them for academic study. Students will start to use more sophisticated grammar and vocabulary as they build their reading and writing skills. In addition, they will develop critical thinking skills.
In this course, students be introduced to a variety of speaking strategies and given the opportunities to practice responding to different topics in a given period of time with comprehensible pronunciation. ·They will plan their response for the given topics. Note the main points of the listening passages. Take extensive notes and use their notes to provide responses to various topics. · Use a topic statement, supporting statements, and transitions to how the ideas are related.
The purpose of this course is to prepare students for various academic writing and reading tasks which they will need to master in order to be successful at the college level. Students will under-take a variety of writing activities that will prepare them for writing different types of essays with appropriate documentation. For reading, this course will provide students with strategies to improve their reading skills and comprehension for both pleasure and academic purposes. Academic and non-academic texts will be used in this course. Vocabulary will be paired with reading texts to increase students’ knowledge of academic words and non-academic words. The grammar portion of this class will be combined with writing portion to develop their knowledge of grammar to control not only the form of the target structures, but also comprehend their meaning, and improve usage.
In this course, students will develop their confidence and abilities to be effective presenters. Stu-dents will build their skills by studying speech models; focusing on the physical aspects of presenting such as eye contact, gestures, stance, and voice; employing presentation aids; organizing and outlining speech materials; and most importantly preparing, giving, and evaluating their own presentations. Additionally, strategies for creating and selecting effective visual aids will be dis-cussed and applied. Students who take this course will be able to deliver solid presentations in academic and professional settings.
The main focus of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge required to write an academic research paper including quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, accessing and evaluating re-search sources, avoiding plagiarism, citing sources and essay formatting according to APA style. In addition, the course familiarizes international students with the general expectations of the American higher education system and assists them in building strong academic skills.