GENERAL ESL

CLASS SCHEDULE

Hours18 hours per week

Schedule
Weekday Class Morning
A : 8:00am ~ 11:00am [M-F] & 9:00am ~ 12:00pm [S]
B : 11:00am ~ 3:00pm [M-TH] & 11:00am ~ 1:00pm [S]

Weekday Class Afternoon
3:30pm ~ 6:30pm [M-F] & 9:00am ~ 12:00pm [S]

Weekday Class Evening
A : 3:00pm ~ 9:30pm [M,W,F]
B : 3:30pm ~ 9:30pm [T,TH,S]

*Lunch Break : 12:00pm ~ 12:40pm

Weekend Class Morning
9:00am ~ 3:40pm [F,SA,SU]

*Lunch Break : 12:00pm ~ 12:40pm

Prerequisites
– At least 17 years old
– High School Diploma (HSD) or Official Transcripts that indicate a high school graduation date; College Diploma or College Official Transcripts; or GED/TASC
– Qualifying score on placement test

ABOUT THE COURSE

ESL Literacy is designed to build foundational skills for nonnative speakers in American English, focusing on aural/oral development. The goal of this course is to develop students’ ability to understand and produce the basic sounds, vocabulary, and sentence patterns of American English.. A working knowledge of English means better job opportunities worldwide. As a result of the growing need for English skills, AmLotus, The Premier International Language Institute provides students with an opportunity to learn English quickly in a safe and friendly environment.

Course Descriptions & Goals
ESL Literacy is designed to build foundational skills for nonnative speakers in American English, focusing on aural/oral development. The goal of this course is to develop students’ ability to understand and produce the basic sounds, vocabulary, and sentence patterns of American English. 

Placement Test Score
CaMLA EPT : 0-26
CaMLA Speaking : 0-3
CaMLA Writing : 0-5
Total Range for Placement : 0-34

Course Descriptions & Goals
Beginning ESL builds upon basic American English literacy through the development of the four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Additional grammatical forms and communicative modes are studied. The goal of this course is to further develop students’ ability to understand and produce the basic sounds, vocabulary and sentence patterns of American English. 

Placement Test Score
CaMLA EPT : 27-40
CaMLA Speaking : 3-8
CaMLA Writing : 5-12
Total Range for Placement : 35-60

Course Descriptions & Goals
Intermediate ESL offers non-native speakers intensive practice in the fundamental language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as well as the study of grammatical structures and functions needed for increased fluency in writing and speaking. The goal of this course is to develop students’ ability to comprehend American English, to develop students’ use of spoken American English in a variety of settings, to develop students’ ability to begin to apply knowledge of grammatical structures in both written and spoken American English, and to develop students’ ability to actively engage with authentic texts on a variety of topics.

Placement Test Score
CaMLA EPT : 41-50
CaMLA Speaking : 8-12
CaMLA Writing : 12-18
Total Range for Placement : 61-80

Course Descriptions & Goals
High Intermediate ESL offers continued intensive practice in the fundamental language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with increased emphasis on grammatical correctness in writing and speaking for success in daily life. The goal of this course is to develop students’ ability to comprehend American English, to further develop students’ use of spoken American English in a variety of settings, to develop students’ ability to effectively apply knowledge of grammatical structures in both written and spoken American English, and to expand students’ ability to actively engage in authentic texts on variety of topics. 

Placement Test Score
CaMLA EPT : 51-61
CaMLA Speaking : 12-16
CaMLA Writing : 18-25
Total Range for Placement : 81-102

Full-time Advanced ESL students must take Advanced ESL R/W/L/S and choose either Business English or Accent Reduction to complete the 216 hour course of study.

Course Descriptions & Goals
Advanced ESL further develops student’s ability to read, write, listen, and speak fluently and coherently using standard American English and advanced grammatical forms and structures. The goal of this course is to expand students’ ability to analyze and synthesize texts, to increase students’ ability to apply knowledge of advanced grammatical forms and structures in order to understand texts of different genres and to produce coherent written texts. In addition, the course will further improve students’ ability to comprehend authentic conversations and short lectures. Students will further develop their confidence and fluency through an increased awareness of nuance in grammatical forms while speaking with improved pronunciation. At this level, full-time students have the option to choose either Business English or Accent Reduction. Business English develops a student’s ability to be linguistically successful at the workplace through focused practice of verbal and nonverbal skills including problem solving, giving presentations, writing formal communications and learning vocabulary specific to the business context. Accent Reduction offers extensive practice in standard American English pronunciation including speech patterns like stress, intonation, and rhythm with a view to minimizing the influence of languages other than English. The goal of the Business English course is to develop students’ ability to use language effectively by expanding critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills needed in the workplace. The goal of Accent Reduction course is to develop students’ phonetic awareness of standard American English.

 

Placement Test Score
CaMLA EPT : 62-68
CaMLA Speaking : 16-20
CaMLA Writing : 25-30
Total Range for Placement : 103-118

TUITION

Hours : 216 (18hrs/wk)
Tuition : $1,550 (new) / $1,240 (transfer)
Material & Book Fees : $100
Reg. Fee : $90 (new students only)

Refund Policy : 1 quarter of 12 weeks each