Programs

English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs

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GROUP ENGLISH (ESL) LESSONS:

Learn English in Southern California at Campus English Academy! Improve your English language skills and build confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing in lessons taught by TESOL certified instructors (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.) Campus English Academy is committed to offering education of the highest quality. Each program is a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 8 months. Students study 18 hours per week Monday to Friday.

The first program requires a $75 non-refundable Application Fee. Textbooks not included.

Beginner English (ESL) Program

$100 per month x 8 terms (1 term minimum / 8 terms maximum )
1 term = 4 weeks

Intermediate English (ESL) Program

 

$100 per term x 8 terms (1 term minimum / 8 terms maximum )
1 term = 4 weeks

 

 

Advanced English (ESL) Program

 

$100 per term x 8 terms (1 term minimum / 8 terms maximum )
1 term = 4 weeks

 

 

 

 

PRIVATE ENGLISH (ESL) LESSONS:

$2,400 for 12-week program. 2 x 80-minute lessons per week.
Program requires a $75 non-refundable Application Fee. Textbooks not included.

  • A minimum TOEIC score of 625
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 500 PBT / 173 CBT/ 61 iBT
  • A minimum IELTS score of 6.0

 

Beginner English (ESL) Courses

 

Beginner Speaking

The Beginner English Speaking course builds students’ general language proficiency with real-life communication practice that is student-centered, interactive, and fun, focuses on all four skills, contains humorous and playful activities that enhance motivation, and has intensive practice that leads to mastery. The goal of this course is to provide introductory instruction and extensive practical exercises and activities in speaking and communicating in English in real-life situations. Students are to gain practice in both working with pronunciation and intonation in English, and appreciate the benefit of the writing process in developing their acquisition of communicative English. By the end of the course, students will be able to recognize and apply the correct use of verb tenses and articles, and be able to utilize adjectives, adverbs and intonation to make their speaking more interesting to the listener. Students will also be able to perform in real-life situations more effectively as this course aims to develop usable vocabulary covering many topics. Students will be able to create functional complex sentences for a large variety of situations.

Beginner Listening

The goal of this course is to provide introductory instruction and extensive practical exercises and activities in listening at the beginner level. Students are to gain practice in both working with and reporting on the varied and interesting listening texts presented throughout the course. Students will also be exposed to pronunciation and intonation of English, and have opportunities of discussing cultural differences. By the end of the course, students will be able to better recognize complex sentences in listening texts and identify the use of adjectives, adverbs and verb tenses. Students will also become more familiar spelling, and expand their knowledge of usable vocabulary covering many topics.

Beginner Reading

The goal of this course is to provide introductory instruction and extensive practical exercises and activities in reading through many varied and interesting written texts. Students are to gain practice in both working with different styles of reading processes and developing a better understanding of complex sentences and paragraphs. The course will give exposure to other forms of written text such as graphs and charts. By the end of the course, students will more fully appreciate verb tenses and the parts of speech, and become familiar with the use of adjectives and adverbs in written text. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics.

Beginner Writing

The Beginner English Writing course helps students write better sentences, paragraphs, and essays through clear explanations, student writing models, and meaningful practice opportunities. The textbook’s impactful images open every unit and help to stimulate student writing. “Grammar for Writing” sections help students apply target structures to the writing goals. “Building Better Vocabulary” activities highlight words from the Academic Word List and encourage students to use new words in their writing.


Intermediate English (ESL) courses

Intermediate Speaking

The goal of the course is to help students learn to use the English language grammatically, through meaningful conversation. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics. By the end of the course students will have gained experience in implementing different grammatical forms in conversations in a variety of practical situations.

Intermediate Listening

It is the goal of the course to improve student’s listening skills through practical activities in a variety of settings. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics. By the end of the course, students will have gained practice in implementing listening strategies to listen for gist, listen for detail, and infer information.

Intermediate Reading

The goal of this course is to provide instruction and extensive practical exercises and activities in reading through scaffolded reading and vocabulary tasks. Students are to gain practice in both working with different styles of reading processes and developing a better understanding of key ideas and language. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics. By the end of the course, students will more fully appreciate critical and creative thinking skills through analyzing, evaluating, synthesizing, reflecting, inferring and problem-solving. Students will have integrated concepts in projects inspired by their readings.

Intermediate Writing

The goal of this course is to provide instruction and extensive practical exercises and activities in writing paragraphs and essays at the intermediate level. Students are to gain practice in both working with the writing process and developing a final written product through the modeling of and guidance with paragraphs and essays. Through a scaffolded approach, students will progress through the writing process from improving their sentence structure, to writing better paragraphs to improving their essay writing. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics and have a better grasp of the use of correct punctuation. By the end of the course students will have gained experience in writing on set topics, as well as topics of their own choice.


Advanced English (ESL) courses

Advanced Speaking

It is the goal of the course to allow students to progress toward greater autonomy in improving their speaking skills, while reflecting critically on the learning content. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics, and assimilate new words by using them in context. Students will gain specific speaking skills, such as referencing speeches, practicing brainstorming techniques, and preparing presentations. Students will use varied language, analogies and persuasive language, and integrate these skills in speaking activities such as speeches and presentations. Students will research theme-related topics, apply strategies learned and create short presentations.

Advanced Listening

It is the goal of the course to allow students to build their listening skills and build their language proficiency. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics. Practical activities will allow students to improve their listening skills through making and confirming predictions, identifying main ideas and specific details, and inferring meaning.

Advanced Reading

The Advanced Reading course provides a forum for advanced learners of English to make connections with topics ranging from science to business to global issues. Using TED Talks as a forum for sharing ideas, this course teaches learners how to understand and respond to ideas and content in English. The course highlights extraordinary stories presented by inspiring thinkers and doers, stimulating curiosity and introducing learners to ideas that can change the world. The course uses authentic language, delivered by experts in their field, providing learners with models of English that are real and relevant to their academic studies. The course helps to develop critical and creative thinking skills – including analysis, evaluation, synthesis, reflection, inference, and problem-solving to help learners develop academic skills. Scaffolded reading and vocabulary tasks guide learners to a better understanding of the key ideas, skills, and language.

Advanced Writing

The goal of this course is to provide advanced instruction and extensive practical exercises and activities in essay writing at the advanced level. Students will also be exposed to and be able to demonstrate an expanded usable vocabulary covering many topics. Students are to gain practice in both working with the writing process and developing a final written product through the modeling of and guidance with essays and research.