Why Take Intersession Classes? Intersession classes are small, 3-week, part time classes focused on fluency in writing, reading, listening and speaking. Continue working towards improving your English Language Skills! The International English Language Institute (IELI) at Hunter College offers 2 Intersession Programs every year: January Winter Session and August Summer Session! Click on the image below to download the Winter Intersession Flyer.
*Intersession classes are part-time and do not impact a student’s level or visa status. A walk-in placement exam is required - Fee $25
Integrated Skills INTIS–Monday-Thursday (9:10-11:50) 12 hours/week*
Beginner INTISBG (levels 1 & 2) High-intermediate INTISHI (levels 5 & 6)
Intermediate INTISIN (levels 3 & 4) Advanced INTISAD (levels 7 & 8)
These small classes are designed to help students increase their fluency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Course materials will provide a jumping off point for students to practice and refine their abilities. There will be no tests or grades (pass/fail only). Instead, all of the time will be used for extensive practice of the language. Enrollment limited. 9-15 students per class.
Speaking and Reading Workshops INTCW – 4 hours/week*
Stories in English INTCW1— Intermediate (levels 3 & 4) Monday & Wednesday (1:10 - 2:50pm)
Stories, short readings, and film clips will provide topics for conversation and speaking practice. There will be no tests or grades (pass/fail only). The focus of the course is on developing fluency. Enrollment limited.
Exploring Grammar through Popular Music INTCW8 —High Intermediate/Advanced (levels 5 - 7)Monday & Wednesday (1:10 - 2:50pm)
Want to learn grammar but have difficulty remembering the structures? How about learning through music? In this workshop, students will encounter tricky grammar structures such as modals, conditionals, and gerunds and infinitives through popular music styles, such as Pop, Rock, Rap, R & B, Grunge, and Disco. Students will learn new vocabulary and improve fluency in speaking and conversation.
Topics in the News INTCW3—Advanced (levels 7 & 8) Monday & Wednesday (1:10 - 2:50pm)
Students will watch film clips and read short news items to use as a basis for conversation and discussion. The emphasis will be on speaking about a variety of topics and issues to develop fluency beyond the basics. There will be no tests or grades (pass/fail only). Enrollment limited.
Pronunciation and Accent Reduction INTCW7—Multilevel(5-8) Monday & Wednesday (1:10-2:50pm)
Academic Focus Workshops
Note: the following two TOEFL workshops should be taken together
Skills for the TOEFLiBT INTCW4—Advanced (levels 7 & 8)
Monday & Wednesday (9:10-12:15) 7 hours/week*
These classes are designed to support the reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills students will need to succeed in the TOEFLiBt.
Practicing the TOEFLiBT INTCW5—Advanced (levels 7 & 8)
Monday - Thursday (1:10-2:50) 8 hours/week*
Students will practice taking actual TOEFL practice tests. They will analyze the results to determine their areas of weakness and work on improvement.
Writing for College INTCW6 —Advanced (levels 7 & 8)
Tuesday & Thursday (1:10-2:50pm) 4 hours/week*
This class will introduce academic writing skills such as reading response and expository writing. The class will also study research writing skills. Students will get teacher feedback on their areas of strength and weakness.