Academic Track

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Online Program - Academic Track

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The English as a Second Language (ESL) Online Program is designed for individuals who would like to attain a certain level of ESL proficiency in listening, speaking, note taking, reading, vocabulary, grammar and writing.

Program Description: The program features strong technical content and activities in order to prepare participants for their particular educational and future career goals in learning English.

Subject Areas

Listening, Speaking and Note Taking (18 hrs): Telephone English; Presentations; Description and Explanation of industry processes; Discussions and negotiation; Pronunciation; Sentence stress;Listening for meaning; Listening for main ideas; Listening for key information; Note taking.

Reading and Vocabulary (18 hrs): Reading for meaning; Reading for main ideas; Reading for specific information/technical documentation; Reading and analyzing graphs and charts; content analysis; vocabulary for industry and other areas.

Writing (18 hrs): Letter/Email message writing (Informational letters, requests, career/employment letters; general business correspondence and communication, etc.); Completing forms; Reports; Proposal writing; Descriptive writing; Informative, Explanatory and Expository writing; Compare and contrast writing; Causes and Effects writing;Persuasive writing.

Grammar (18 hrs):
Parts of speech; Sentences (elements, varieties, moods, tenses); Modifying and connecting words; Direct and indirect speech; Punctuating sentences and capitalization; Noun clauses, adverbial clauses, relative clauses and participial clauses.


- Individual Modules: $ 245.00 USD
*5 participants minimum for programs to begin

• Registration fees
• Placement testing & fees
• Program Materials
• Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
• Certificate of Participation - Beginner Level
  Certificate of Completion - Intermediate Level
  Certificate of Graduation - Advanced Level
• TOEFL Waiver - Advanced Level

Program Levels:

- Beginner
- Intermediate
- Advanced

Each participant will take a pre-assessment test to determine their program level. each level will consist of the 4 foundation modules (18 hours each). After completing each level, the participant can
register for the next Program level.

Advanced Level Tracks
Participants wanting to complete the Advanced Level Track must attend the 8-week ESL Program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville campus through the English Language Training Center (ELTC). Once successfully completed, participants will earn a Certificate of Graduation and TOEFFL Waiver. TOEFFL Waiver is only to be used with conditional admission process with Texas A&M University - Kingsville.

Program Length

Short Term Program:

72 hours of English as a Second Language (ESL)
• 6 week program
• 4 hours a day of live instruction each week
• Portal access to video lectures, work assignments, group discussions and interactive practice quizzes

Modes of Instruction
• Virtual classroom lectures
• Video lectures and slides;
• Live teaching;
• Instructor mentoring
• Homework Help Access
• Electronic and Physical Textbooks/Materials
• Daily correspondence with Instructor

This page was last updated on: January 19, 2017