INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM
ESL - TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
ALL LEVELS OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
The Michigan Language Center offers Five-Week Intensive English Programs for low beginning level to very advanced level students. A student may enroll for only one intensive program for five weeks or may enroll for as many as nine intensive programs, each lasting five weeks.
The majority of students enter the Michigan Language Center at the Intermediate or Advanced Intermediate Level and enroll for three or four programs, each program lasting five weeks. If a low beginning level student wanted to complete the most advanced level program, he or she would need to attend 13 five-week programs.
A student enrolled in the Five-Week Intensive English program attends four classes or a minimum of 20 hours of class time per week.
These classes include an all-skills class which integrates the skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar, as well as elective classes which emphasize specific skill areas. Students may choose these classes based on their individual interests and needs.
Some elective classes focus on the pre-academic needs of students who wish to attend an American university or college. Other classes focus on general English fluency for students who do not plan to attend an American college or university but who need to improve their English before returning to their own countries.
Each class has an average of 16 students; however, the Advanced Level TOEFL and IELTS Preparation Classes may have more students. Enrollment in the Intensive English Program is open to students who are at least 17 years of age. If a student is younger than 17, he or she may be enrolled with the Director's permission.
In addition to the 20 hours of class time that a student attends, a special seminar is offered each session. Students may also participate in a conversation partner program. The seminars and the conversation partner program may add up to five more hours of English language training per week. There is no charge for these additional hours of English practice.