Live Online Classes | Session 1 | Jan 6- Feb 5, 2021

All classes will be online.

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: Career Prep
Level: Advanced (Level 5)
When: Tuesday/Thursday @ 7:10pm-9pm EDT
Class Tuition: $425 | Register and Learn More
Instructor: Michael Diaz

Description: Students will study strategies for success in the U.S. job market. This is a class for people looking for jobs at corporations or universities, and for those who want to improve their networking and effectiveness at their current jobs. Students will learn how to create an effective LinkedIn profile and the benefits of maintaining an active online presence; find and respond to current job listings, and they will practice the most important steps in the application process. The first half of the course will focus on best practices for the written portion of the job application, including common vocabulary used in the job search. Each student will identify a specific job opening that interests them, and together the class will workshop resumes and cover letters written in response to those job openings. The second half of the course will focus on the spoken portion of the application process. Students will practice responding to common interview questions, and they will develop stories about their relevant work experience and skills in preparation for a final mock job interview.

Learning Objectives:

  • Find and analyze current online job listings
  • Create a LinkedIn profile
  • Maintain an active online presence
  • Prepare a clear and informative resume
  • Write an effective cover letter
  • Identify and relate stories that support a candidate’s job skills
  • Sound confident in their ideas through the use of effective pronunciation.
  • Incorporate professional idioms and vocabulary into improvised conversation
  • Highlight personal achievements and skills in a job interview setting
Advanced Writing Class: Blogging 
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 blog writing through reading model blog posts and learning how to write effective and interesting posts of their own. Students will receive detailed feedback on their writing, in addition to learning appropriate high-level grammar, vocabulary, and writing conventions. The class uses materials available online and student-generated writing examples for reference and practice. By taking this course, the student is preparing for high-level writing suitable for university or the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Follow the writing process of pre-writing/outlining, first draft, editing, and final draft.
  • Read model blog posts and analyze blog structure.
  • Write a well-organized blog post that persuades, informs, entertains, or advises.
  • Wupport ideas with examples and explanation.
  • Connect ideas with transition words, phrases, and sentences.
  • Use a variety of sentence types (simple, compound, complex).
  • Develop editing skills for punctuation, capitalization, and grammar.
  • Format, illustrate, post, and share a blog post on Medium.
Advanced Speaking & Listening: Notetaking & Discussion 
Level:  Advanced (Level 5)
When: Tuesday, Thursday  @ 11am – 1pm EDT
Tuition: $425 | Register and Learn More
Instructor: Joshua Florida

Description: Students will learn and practice notetaking skills based on high-level listenings, and then use those notes to lead and participate in effective discussions. This is an essential skill for anyone at the university or professional level. In addition, the class will focus on improving pronunciation and using high-level and appropriate vocabulary for discussions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate a variety of discussion management skills (e.g. timing, turn-taking, eye contact)
  • Give a formal student-led discussion based on an authentic listening
  • Participate and give feedback by asking for clarification, explanation, or elaboration
  • Express and support ideas and opinions about familiar and some unfamiliar topics
  • Summarize and paraphrase listenings by identifying the main idea and supporting details
  • Make generalizations, inferences, and offer solutions on critical issues discussed
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.
Intermediate Reading: Short Stories 
Level:  Intermediate (Level 3)
When: Tuesday, Thursday  @ 11am – 1pm EDT
Tuition: $425 | Register and Learn More

Description: Using a leveled book, students read a collection of short international folk tales together, practicing reading strategies, vocabulary and discussion. Students will have the opportunity to read authentic materials, discuss the stories with their classmates, and increase their vocabulary by understanding and using words from the text. This is an engaging way to practice the important skill of reading, which is necessary for overall improvement of a student’s English.

Learning Objectives:

  • Read and comprehend short folk tales that have been adapted for A2- level learners
  • Read silently and out loud and talk about the ideas in the reading.
  • Answer questions about the main idea, details and examples.
  • Develop pre-reading skills (i.e., making predictions, setting a purpose for reading)
  • Skim a passage to identify the main idea and organization.
  • Build confidence in accessing and engaging with an extensive text.
  • Develop vocabulary and identify synonyms for new words.
  • Engage in small group and whole-class discussions around the reading.