Schedule & Curriculum


Weekly Schedule

  • Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Grammar/Composition/Reading
  • Monday through Thursday, 12:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Listening/Speaking

Curriculum Highlights

  • Academic reading skills at the appropriate level are addressed in all classes.
  • Composition: Low Intermediate classes learn paragraph writing; High Intermediate classes learn multi-paragraph essays; Advanced classes continue with essay writing and prepare a research paper.
  • Listening practice is provided by in class audio and video as well as opportunities in the computer lab.
  • High Intermediate and Advanced classes practice academic lecture listening and note-taking in preparation for university work.
  • Speaking classes allow for formal and informal, individual and small group speaking tasks and speaking opportunities are integrated in all skill classes.
  • A student completing all levels studies all the major areas of grammar and Advanced grammar classes focus on editing.

Other Highlights

  • All students can participate in informal conversation groups with American students after class.
  • Students have the opportunity to visit university classes and attend campus lectures.
  • Level 4 students prepare the “ELI News” with articles posted and made available on the website.
  • Level 5 students write and perform a skit.
  • Level 6 students prepare and participate in a semi-formal debate with an audience of their peers and/or university faculty.