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Academic Skills - Evening

Evening Academic Skills classes are ideal for anyone whose goal is to apply to an English-language institution for college, graduate and professional programs. Evening classes can also be taken on a part-time basis. Academic Skills evening classes run 8 weeks.

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Academic Skills – Evening Beginner Classes - Levels 1 &2
Students in Levels 1 and 2 take integrated classes that focus on reading, writing, grammar and oral skills. Academic Skills evening classes for beginners run 7 weeks.

The Academic Skills Evening classes consist of the following:

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.

Communication Workshops
Communication Workshops add a creative element with an emphasis on listening and speaking. Students can choose from classes that deal with academic, cultural or work-related topics and themes.

  • 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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