Advanced Conversation

Students have to take the Initial Assessment and Placement Test before course enrollment.

A trained bilingual native speaker will conduct a quick administrative assessment of your English proficiency to effectively determine which course and level would best meet your learning needs followed by a more professional initial assessment of your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills administered by an experienced multilingual on-line educator. After determining your English proficiency and personal study preferences, a custom study plan will be created to reach your desired English proficiency level in a timely manner.

This course focuses on developing students' skills in understanding and using conversational English in the vast majority of daily life situations. You will practice language for real-world tasks such as telephoning, banking, negotiating public transportation in addition to making apologies and requests. Special attention is given to language use variations according to level of formality, situation, and number of participants. In class, students do a variety of pair, small group and whole class activities to improve spoken fluency and accuracy while participating in planned and unplanned conversations in class in addition to performing real-world tasks outside of class. Assignments include role-plays of daily life situations and group projects designated by the teacher.

Both live instruction in a virtual classroom and supplementary interactive language lessons will raise your confidence while conversing in the target language as a native-speaking teacher assists you in building your fluency level in English. Thematic lessons geared towards specific contexts and situations will ensure that you are able to not only survive in a full immersion environment but also thrive as your English proficiency dramatically improves. This course stresses communication between both students and teacher in the target language as the medium of communication. English improvement is 100% guaranteed.

NOTE: Upon course completion, students are highly encouraged to further pursue their studies in English. Both verbal and written feedback about course performance will be provided to the student and kept on record for future evaluation. Letters of recommendation for outside institutions are also provided upon request.