Levels 4-5 course description

Sample Schedule for Level 4*
Course Day Class Time  Credits
Advanced English Grammar Monday, Wednesday, Friday 65 minutes 4
Guided Research Writing Monday, Wednesday, Friday 65 minutes 4
Academic Reading Monday, Wednesday, Friday 65 minutes 4
Speaking and Listening Tuesday & Thursday 110 minutes 4
Skills enhancement courses (Google doc) Tuesday OR Thursday 110 minutes 2

*subject to change

Course Descriptions

Advanced English Grammar
Learn and practice grammar concepts and vocabulary that are essential for academic writing.
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Guided Research Writing
Learn introductory research writing techniques, including APA documentation, paraphrasing, synthesis, organization, and cohesion.
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Academic Reading
Develop critical reading skills and expand vocabulary through intensive reading of academic materials.
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Understanding Academic Lectures
Develop skills and strategies to increase effective listening, note taking, and retrieval and application of lecture information.
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Sample Schedule for Level 5*
Course Day Class Time  Credits
Grammar and Editing for Academic Writing Monday, Wednesday, Friday 65 minutes 4
Independent Research Writing Monday, Wednesday, Friday 65 minutes 4
Advanced Academic Reading Monday, Wednesday, Friday 65 minutes 4
Discussion Skills OR Public Speaking Tuesday & Thursday 110 minutes 4
Skills enhancement courses (Google doc) Tuesday OR Thursday 110 minutes 2

*subject to change

Course Descriptions

Academic Preparation for Undergraduates

Grammar and Editing for Academic Writing
Learn to identify and correct chronic grammar errors in academic writing. Strong foundation in English grammar required.
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Independent Research Writing
Learn how to conduct independent research to produce a full-length academic research paper.
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Advanced Academic Reading
Further develop critical thinking skills and vocabulary through student-led discussions, summary and response writing, and intensive reading of a full-length non-fiction text.
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Discussion Skills
Learning through discussion is a common feature of American university classrooms. We emphasize the strategies and language needed to succeed in small-group and full-class discussions.
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Public Speaking
Develop public speaking skills with a focus on grammatical accuracy, vocabulary, pronunciation, and cultural expectations.
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