Courses

The Evening Program offers a variety of courses specially designed to increase participants’ fluency and comprehensibility in English. Depending on specific language needs and goals, there are a variety of courses to choose from.

Advanced Communication

This course will improve your speaking skills, vocabulary, and fluency for communicating in a variety of real-life situations at work and in daily life. Through interaction with your teacher and other participants, instruction in communication skills, and learning American phrases and idioms, both your language ability and your confidence will grow. You will find that you will be able to communicate in any situation more effectively and fluently. This course meets twice a week, 2.5 hours per week, and includes instruction and practice in:

  • Functional spoken English
  • American vocabulary and idioms
  • Communication skills
  • Formal presentations

Advanced Writing and Grammar

This course is designed to improve your writing and grammar skills. Emphasis is placed on developing and organizing ideas and selecting appropriate language for a variety of writing tasks. These include writing business letters, memoranda, proposals, and reports. This course meets twice a week, 2.5 hours per week, and includes instruction and practice in:

  • Paragraph and composition development
  • Organization and structure
  • Format and style
  • Grammar

American English Pronounciation

It is often thought that nothing can be done to help adults improve their English language pronunciation. However, with this course you can break old pronunciation habits and speak English more like a native speaker. Your pronunciation problems will be diagnosed at the beginning of the course and, along with your classmates, you will receive individualized instruction to improve your intelligibility. This course meets twice a week, 2.5 hours per week, and includes instruction and practice in:

  • Production of all sounds of American English
  • Stress and intonation
  • Fluency
  • Listening