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Curriculum



ESL Curriculum

The Study ESL program takes the learning non-native English speaker all the way from fundamental English grammar points through to advanced English level skills. All lexical items are integrated and reinforced through large and small group oral activities, role plays and written exercises. Each term is 15-16 weeks in length. Total program duration is 11-12 months. Program cost: $2995 per term
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Term 1 (Beginner / Elementary level)

Classes in this term stress conversation and speaking in complete sentences. Basic grammar is introduced incrementally as the students progress. Students participate in large and small group conversational activities and competitive games. Learners will gain experience in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Grammar taught includes:
  • - Possessive Pronouns
  • - Possessive Adjectives
  • - Object Pronouns
  • - Present Tense
  • - Plurals
  • - Contractions
  • - Word Order
  • - Simple Future Tense
  • - Past Progressive Tense
  • - Past Tense
  • - Present Progressive Tense
  • - Using “any”
  • - Irregular past tense verbs
  • - Adverbs
  • - Adjectives
  • - Two word verbs
  • - Expressing necessity
  • - Comparatives
  • - Articles
  • - Sentence Word Order
  • - Would
  • - Comparative Distances
  • - Have Got

Term 2 (Pre-Intermediate / Intermediate level)

Classes in this term build upon conversation skills developed in previous classes and introduce grammar knowledge and vocabulary relevant to intermediate level students. Grammar taught includes:
  • - Tag Questions
  • - Word Order for Adjectives
  • - Conditional Sentence
  • - Tag questions
  • - Object Pronouns
  • - Future progressive
  • - Idioms
  • - Phrasal verbs
  • - Reflexive Pronouns
  • - Using “must”, “have to”, and “have got to”
  • - changing y to i -adding es - Present perfect tense
Students read and discuss a variety of articles about famous people from several different countries. These supply interesting content for discussions and activities as new grammar is introduced incrementally. Student develop listening, understanding, reading and writing skills within a conversational framework for ESL intermediate students.

Term 3 (Upper Intermediate / Advanced level)

Classes within this term promote more advanced level listening, understanding, reading and writing. Texts used include articles about famous people and historical events. A review of many of the more difficult points of grammar and offers the students practice in understanding more advanced articles and short stories such as they will encounter in more academic settings. Grammar :
  • - Joining words: and, but, or, so
  • - Verbs followed by an infinitive
  • - Count and non-count nouns using “a lot, a lot of, much”
  • - Letters “un” and “dis” in front of a word
  • - Combining sentences using “who”
  • - Using “whereas, but, on the other hand”
  • - Conditional Sentences
  • - Future Perfect Progressive Tense
  • - Present Perfect Progressive
  • - Past Perfect Progressive
  • - Verbs Followed by Infinitives
  • - How Much/ How Many
  • - Time Clauses
  • - Subjunctive
  • - Passive Voice
  • - Scientific Articles
  • - Grammar Reviews
  • - Poems and short stories by famous authors
  • - Historic Articles