Live Online Classes | Session 9 | October 14 – November 13, 2020


All classes will be online. Select activities and clubs will be in-person with social distancing. 

In addition to courses listed below, all core ESL classes available online from Beginning to Advanced Levels in the following areas:

  • Grammar
  • Speaking/Listening/Pronunciation
  • Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Building
  • Writing
Professional English: Effective Presentations
Level: Advanced (Level 5)
When: Tuesday/Thursday @ 7:10pm-9pm EDT
Class Tuition: $425 | Register and Learn More
Instructor: Michael Diaz

Description: This course focuses on preparing and delivering a well-organized and engaging business presentation, from start to finish. We will explore the foundations of what makes an effective presentation, beginning with an understanding of “big picture” concepts like audience, purpose, and flow. We will then explore the finer details of business presentations, such as persuasive speaking, non-verbal communication, the use of visuals, and answering audience questions. Throughout the course, students will develop and ultimately deliver their own presentations on a topic of their choosing and will receive individualized feedback from the instructor and peers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Deliver a well-organized and engaging business presentation that is suited to a particular audience and purpose.
  • Use transitions and other organization techniques to create a sense of flow.
  • Prepare effective introductions and conclusions.
  • Improve their ability to speak persuasively using evidence, and clearly communicating general information and precise detail when needed.
  • Improve non-verbal communication skills, especially related to giving presentations.
  • Improve use of varied intonation and highlighting to indicate key points/concepts.
  • Design and evaluate clear and effective visuals.
  • Practice techniques for handling audience questions.
  • Build self-confidence in delivering business presentations.
Personal Essay Writing: Advanced Writing Class
Level:  Advanced (Level 5)
When: Monday, Wednesday, Friday @ 11am – 1pm EDT
Tuition: $500 | Register and Learn More
Instructor: Michael Diaz

Description: Special course focusing on writing based on the student’s area of interest, giving students the freedom to learn more and write about a topic of their choosing. Students discuss and brainstorm topics of interest, then conduct guided research to write an informed and well- cited essay following standard essay format and citation rules. The class uses materials available online and student-generated writing examples for reference and practice. By taking this course, the student is preparing for university-level writing and research, which is the basis of university studies in the USA.

Learning Objectives:

  • Write a complete, well-organized essay with a clear thesis statement and effective support.
  • Paraphrase sentences from a text using synonyms, grammatical changes, etc.
  • Read, take notes, and summarize main ideas from a text.
  • Introduce and cite sources properly for paraphrases and summaries.
  • Incorporate a variety of sentence types in writing (simple, compound, complex).
  • Write a well-organized and purposeful essay based on research.
  • Use correct punctuation and verb tense for direct and/or indirect quotations.
TOEFL Preparation
Level: Advanced (Level 5)
When: Monday through Friday @ 9:10am-11am EDT
Tuition: $900 | Register and Learn More
Instructor: Claire Fields

Description: Students learn and practice strategies to perform successfully on all sections of the TOEFL iBT.

Learning Objectives:

  • Speak about, read, write, and comprehend academic material, including extended reading passages on academic subjects and semi-authentic and authentic lectures.
  • Read and listen to expository passages on the TOEFL test and answer questions about facts, negative facts, vocabulary, rhetorical purpose, passage organization, pronoun reference, and more.
  • Make inferences about material you have read or listened to.
  • Synthesize information from academic reading and listening passages, and summarize the material in speaking or in writing.
  • Practice and receive feedback on outlining and note-taking skills appropriate for university-level material.
  • Speak, read, and write a sophisticated academic vocabulary, and recognize the meanings of common prefixes, roots, and suffixes.




Transfer to MLC to continue your ESL studies if your school is closing or not offering classes this fall. The $100 application fee is currently waived for transfer students, so apply now for free.
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