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Academic Skills - Evening

The Academic Skills Program’s supportive and challenging environment provides intensive English instruction in the skills required for success in American college or graduate programs. This program is ideal for anyone whose goal is to apply to an English- language university. The Academic Skills Program offers a standardized schedule.

The Academic Skills Program offers courses from beginner through advanced levels, Levels Beginner-8. Academic Skills evening classes run 8 weeks. Upon successful completion of one semester, the student will move up a level. These classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, and oral skills for a total of 18 hours per week for Full Time students. We also offer various advanced level Full Time courses.

*Note: Students that successfully complete Level 8 will be waived from taking TOEFL when entering any CUNY school, except Baruch College.

Academic Skills - Evening (EVE/FULL)

Full-time: 18 Academic Hours per week for 8 weeks/ Tuition: $1800
Part-time: 4.5 Academic Hours per week for 8 weeks/ Tuition: $600 per skill
Levels: 3-8


Evening Academic Skills classes offer a standardized schedule. These classes are ideal for anyone whose goal is to apply to an English-language institution for college, graduate, and professional programs. Students in Levels 3-8 take classes in reading, writing, grammar, and oral skills. Evening classes can also be taken on a part-time basis.


Evening levels are combined:
Intermediate (Level 3 & 4)
High Intermediate (Level 5 & 6)
Advanced (Level 7 & 8)



Grammar classes introduce students to grammatical rules in English that are new to them and review grammatical structures that have been learned previously. Students are taught to apply grammar rules in order to become more accurate in both written and conversational English.


Academic Writing
Writing classes are designed to help students develop and improve their written English in preparation for college-level writing. This is achieved through a process of editing and revising in which students learn the elements of effective essay writing: outlining, organizing and composing, as well as identifying their own grammar mistakes.


Academic Reading, Vocabulary and Test-Taking Skills
Reading, Vocabulary and Test-Taking Skills classes help students improve their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills by teaching them specific reading strategies. These include summarizing, skimming, scanning, paraphrasing, reading for inference, predicting and guessing meaning from context. These classes also help prepare students for test-taking. Vocabulary building is emphasized.


Oral Skills
Oral skills classes give students the opportunity to practice their speaking and listening. Students will focus on academic, cultural, or work-related topics and themes. Discussions on various topics, role play, and presentations will be a key focus of these classes:.

  • Understanding and Practicing English Conversation Intermediate (ASECW3) Levels 3 & 4
  • Let’s Chat Intermediate through High-Intermediate (ASECW4) Levels 5 & 6
  • Life in the 21st Century Advanced (ASECW5) Levels 7 & 8


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