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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The International Academy of English offers an intensive English program which consists of five levels of learning. Each level requires 18 weeks of study and completion of all five levels takes 18 months. At the end of each 18-week term, students are required to take a test to pass to the next level. If a student fails this test he or she may repeat the level with the teacher’s approval. The main objective of the Intensive English Program is to help students read, write, listen, and speak in increasing levels of proficiency so that they can fulfill their academic and professional goals. Many of our students have the objective to attend undergraduate or graduate courses in colleges or universities within the U.S. Students also want to learn English for professional reasons such as getting a job or being promoted. Our primary instructional approach is skill-based. Students are placed in appropriate levels where lessons are taught to specifically enhance their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Beginning Level

Beginning Level

COURSE OVERVIEW

Students at IAE’s Beginning Level are just starting to learn English. They will acquire language experience through social and school interactions, and inside the classroom they will learn and practice basic skills to communicate in English.

  • Integrative Grammar Class: Students will learn to understand and use the grammatical forms necessary to express ideas in basic statements and questions.
  • Reading and Writing Class: Students will learn to recognize main ideas and details and start to make inferences. They will be able to express ideas in basic sentence patterns using correct mechanics.
  • Listening and Speaking Class: Students will participate in controlled speaking tasks and develop their comprehension of controlled listening selections.

High Beginning Level

High Beginning Level

COURSE OVERVIEW

Students at the IAE High Beginning Level have some familiarity with English but are still beginners. You will learn and practice grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking as you work toward fluency in English.
Please see the IAE Proficiency Scale for an overview of the skills that must be mastered at this level in order to pass to the next level.

  • Integrative Grammar Class:For students to be able to understand and use grammatical sentences and their components that are related to the present, past, and future.
  • Reading and Writing Class:For students to be able to express opinions and organize information related to a reading passage as well as communicating their own thoughts through a variety of written formats.

Intermediate Level

COURSE OVERVIEW

Students at the IAE Intermediate Level is for students who need to develop their speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar skills in order to interact appropriately in a variety of situations. You will focus on understanding main ideas and supporting details, and you will practice intermediate grammar at the paragraph and short essay level as you increase your fluency in English. Please see the IAE Proficiency Scale for an overview of the skills that must be mastered at this level in order to pass to the next level.

  • Integrative Grammar Class: For students to be able to demonstrate grammatical competence with a variety of regular and irregular verbs, nouns, and other sentence components that allow them to show opinions, shades of meaning, and purposes.
  • Reading and Writing Class: For students to be able to interpret what they read in terms of organization, main ideas, and relevant details, improve vocabulary, and write and revise a variety of paragraphs and short essays.
  • Listening and Speaking Class: For students to be able to predict and understand spoken content using a variety of cues, give a short presentation and respond constructively to those of their classmates, and actively participate in group conversations.

High Intermediate

High Intermediate Level

COURSE OVERVIEW

Students at the IAE High Intermediate Level should already be developing confidence in their conversational and writing skills but may have trouble with high intermediate grammar and vocabulary and the irregularities of the language. You will develop your reading and essay writing skills as well as improving your ability to listen and speak in English.
Please see the IAE Proficiency Scale for an overview of the skills that must be mastered at this level in order to pass to the next level.

  • Integrative Grammar Class: For students to be able to make choices among different grammatical structures/elements in order to best express their meaning with accuracy and the desired emphasis or style.
  • Reading and Writing Class: For students to be able to identify textual relationships and purposes and use information to inform or support their own ideas and opinions. For students to be able to write well-developed paragraphs and unified, coherent, and cohesive essays for varying purposes using appropriate organizational patterns.
  • Listening and Speaking Class: For students to be able to listen for pertinent information in a variety of listening passages and using the information for a secondary purpose such as discussion or synthesis. For students to be able to give a presentation and demonstrate conversational fluency and group discussion skills.

Advanced Level

COURSE OVERVIEW

Students at the IAE Advanced Level have a solid foundation in grammar and the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. You will demonstrate your nuanced understanding of and responses to main ideas, supporting details, and discourse strategies in extended oral and written discourse. You will recognize and actively use appropriate advanced-level vocabulary and adapt your communication so that it will be perceived as intended.
Please see the IAE Proficiency Scale for an overview of the skills that must be mastered at this level in order to pass this course.

  • Integrative Grammar Class: For students to be able to demonstrate sufficient mastery of both basic and advanced grammatical structures and vocabulary to participate effectively in a variety of professional, academic, and social situations.
  • Reading and Writing Class: For students to be able to discuss and interpret a variety of written material, making culturally informed inferences and analyses and relating the text to their own experiences and ideas. For students to be able to express complex ideas and information in a comprehensible and organized way in writing essays.
  • Listening and Speaking Class:For students to be able to comprehend listening passages containing abstract concepts and express complex ideas and opinions in debate and discussions in a variety of academic, social, and professional situations.