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.
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 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