Elective courses are offered in addition to regular intensive English classes. They provide instruction in topics which are often of great interest to international students. There is an additional fee for these courses.
Elective Course Dates
Language Skills Enrichment
Conversation & Pronunciation Skills I & II (25 hours)
For students who want to improve their pronunciation and conversational English. Approximately half the course is spent on conversation skills and the other half on pronunciation. Course goals are to improve fluency and speaking competence by learning the vocabulary, expressions, and grammatical forms needed for everyday social communication. Pronunciation will be improved by focusing on vowel and consonant sounds and rhythm, stress, and intonation. Class I is for high-beginning and low-intermediate level students; Class II is for intermediate and high-intermediate level students.
TOEFL Preparation (35 hours)
For students with intermediate through advanced level English proficiency who want to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This course focuses on both the iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) and the Paper-based Institutional TOEFL and their components. Course goals are to provide extensive practice in listening, speaking, and writing skills for the iBT; to supply structure/writing and reading practice for the iBT; to offer systematic analysis of each of the skill areas of the tests; and to teach successful test-taking strategies designed to improve TOEFL scores.