Advanced English Skills Course

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GENERAL OVERVIEW

Advanced English Skills is designed for advanced level students who have achieved a satisfactory score on an English proficiency exam and want to sharpen their skills before moving on to pursue their educational or professional goals. Students complete communicative tasks that demand application of critical thinking skills and complex grammatical structures.

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CORE COURSES

Applied English Grammar (6 hrs/week)
Applied English Grammar is designed for students who have a solid understanding of English grammar and are ready to put that knowledge to practical use. The course features a review of grammar principles studied in Levels 1-5 which are practiced with controlled exercises as well as frequent writing assignments covering the following discourse types: persuasive, cause & effect, expository, narrative, compare & contrast, definition, problem-solution, and process.

Advanced English Skills (7.5 hrs/week)
Advanced English Skills is organized around essential skills advanced ESL students need to develop in order to achieve their academic and professional goals. In this course, students will develop skills related to research, building and defending effective arguments, advanced reading, and essay writing.

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SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES

Elective (4.5 hrs/week)

Nomen Global’s Preparation Course for the TOEFL® Test
Nomen Global’s Preparation Course for the TOEFL® Test is designed to prepare students to achieve qualifying scores on the TOEFL iBT® for entry into the university of their choice. The course focuses on test-taking strategies and general academic English skills necessary for success on the exam. Students spend five hours per week in class, including time in the practice lab. Over the duration of the course, students take several practice exams which help them gauge areas of strength and weakness. TOEFL® is available to students taking Level 5 (upon approval) as well as Advanced English Skills.
-Current Events
Students listen to and watch broadcast news reports, read newspaper and news magazine articles, and participate in group and class discussions about current issues. The course features mini-lessons on the structure and ethics of American media. Students are required to give a teaching presentation related to the block topic each block.

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