Courses

Academic Foundations 3

This course represents the third stage in preparing students for academic study in English. By the end of the course, students will be able to deliver short academic presentations, demonstrate a basic understanding of issues related to academic integrity and write about academically focused topics with some clarity. Assignments are comprised of journal writing, vocabulary quizzes, and class presentations with an emphasis on language accuracy. 

Prerequisites

  • Academic Foundations 2
  • IELTSTM – a score of at least 4.5 on the IELTSTM Academic with no band score less than 4.0
  • New students may also place in Academic Foundations 3 based on ELS Placement Test scores.

Academic Foundations 2 - Coming in November 2019

This course represents the second stage in preparing students for academic study in English. By the end of the course, students will be able to participate in group discussions about straightforward academic topics, demonstrate a growing understanding of written and spoken academic texts, and express ideas in writing at the sentence level with some clarity.

Prerequisites

  • Academic Foundations 1
  • IELTSTM – a score of at least 4.0 on the IELTSTM Academic with no band score less than 3.5 
  • New students may also place in Academic Foundations 2 based on ELS Placement Test scores.

Academic Foundations 1 - Coming in January 2020

This course represents the first stage in preparing students for academic study in English.  By the end of the course, students will be able to read and speak about a range of academic topics, demonstrate elementary proficiency in academic vocabulary, and write about everyday academic life at the sentence level with some clarity.

Prerequisites

  • IELTSTM – a score of at least 3.5 on the IELTSTM Academic with no band score less than 3.0
  • New students may also place in Academic Foundations 1 based on ELS Placement Test scores.

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