Intensive English Program

Methodology

The standard in English language training is Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).  All of our courses are designed around this model and involve opportunities to speak in every class.

Classes are lively, fun, and interactive. Themes in class involve authentic speech so that students learn to communicate fluently and naturally.

The Standard Course – “The Essentials”

Classes are offered at all levels and in all areas of English as a Second Language training, including the following course topics:

  • Pronunciation/Accent Reduction
  • Grammar/Writing
  • Speaking/Listening
  • Reading/Vocabulary Building
  • Idioms/American Slang
  • American Culture
  • Learning English through American Film Classics
  • Learning English through American Music

Sample Course Schedule: 9:15 – 1:45 Monday through Thursday

BASIC LITERACY

Vocabulary/Reading

Speaking/Listening

Grammar/Writing

Handwriting

BEGINNING

Vocabulary/Reading

Speaking/Listening

Grammar/Writing

Pronunciation

INTERMEDIATE

Vocabulary/Reading

Speaking/Listening

Grammar/Writing

American Movies

American Culture

Pronunciation

ADVANCED

Idioms/Vocabulary/Reading

Speaking/Listening

American Movies

American Music

Grammar/Writing

Pronunciation


  

Free Afternoon Tutorials:
Conversation
American Idioms & Slang
Accent Reduction
Learning English through American Music
Learning English through American Film Classics
Current Events

  


  

Monthly Fieldtrips:
Exploratorium/Lombard Street
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
San Francisco Zoo
Cable Car Museum
Fisherman’s Wharf/Alcatraz
Chinatown/Japantown
Girardelli Square

  

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