Semi-Intensive English

Designed to improve your English communication skills for
personal, everyday use in the United States.


Course Description

  • General English
  • English Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • 12 week level completion
  • 20 hours per week
  • Interactive, group setting
  • Class size (15-20 students)
  • Year round enrollment

Who Is This Program For

Best suited for students with little to advanced proficiency who wish to learn English for half the day, with personal time to explore the city.

Program covers all of the major language skills including: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.

Minimum age of 16 years old.

Course Placement

All incoming students are required to take the English placement test for placement into the appropriate course level. Upon completion of each level, students will progress in a sequential manner through the program. To achieve your personal goals, students can consult with our academic student advisors on the recommended program length.

Course Levels


For students with little or no English proficiency. Students learn to understand simple questions and basic statements on familiar topics when spoken very slowly and distinctly. Students learn to read and understand basic English structures.



For students with elementary English proficiency. Students learn to use familiar everyday expressions, converse in social situations, and ask simple questions.



Students will be able to comprehend descriptive sentences and frequently used expressions, and can communicate in simple social and academic situations.



Students can comprehend most conversations and discussions on familiar subjects and participate effectively in group settings. Students will be able to use more vocabulary and write with greater ease.



Students can understand main ideas of complex texts and interact with native speakers without strain. Students should also be able to speak fluently and use idiomatic expressions in colloquial conversation.



Designed to refine a student’s ability to excel in an academic and professional environment, students focus on reading, writing, and fluency production through complex and immersive activities.


Advanced Integrated Skills

For students who have proven skills learned in ESL 6. This course focuses on advanced fluency – improving essential speaking and written skills necessary to progress out of the advanced levels. Students develop a strong proficiency, and are able to perform intellectually in the four skills.



Learn important language skills and test-taking strategies necessary for success on the TOEFL Exam. Special emphasis will be placed on listening comprehension, grammar, reading comprehension, and ability to communicate clearly through speech and writing. Students will be prepared for an easy transition into a university classroom in the United States. 


Business English

Focused on vocabulary and life skills relevant to the world of international business, such as presentations, meetings and negotiations.


University Preparation

A college simulation course – students develop academic and life skills necessary to succeed in a U.S. based higher education system. 



We offer open admissions for this program, allowing students to enroll on any Monday. However, we recommend students to begin class at the start of each quarter as detailed below.

  • Summer Quarter A 2017: July 5, 2017 - August 11, 2017
  • Summer Quarter B 2017: August 14, 2017 - September 22, 2017
  • Fall Quarter A 2017: October 2, 2017 - November 9, 2017
  • Fall Quarter B 2017: November 13, 2017 - December 15, 2017
  • Winter Quarter A 2018: January 3, 2018 - February 9, 2018
  • Winter Quarter B 2018: February 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018
  • Spring Quarter A 2018: April 2, 2018 - May 11, 2018
  • Spring Quarter B 2018: May 14, 2018 - June 22, 2018


  • 4 weeks$645
  • 6 weeks$965
  • 8 weeks$1,250
  • 12 weeks*$1,795
  • 16 weeks$2,300
  • 20 weeks$2,800
  • 24 weeks$3,295
  • 28 weeks$3,750
  • 32 weeks$4,150
  • 36 weeks$4,575
  • 40 weeks$4,995
  • 48 weeks$5,850

*12 weeks is recommended for students who wish to study for the entire course level. Please refer to the start dates above.

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