english electives

Elective English Language Courses

Excel’s elective courses are all 3 hours per week of classroom instruction and 12 hours per 4-week session. Students can choose from four courses designed to increase fluency and proficiency.

Pronunciation and Conversation Course
Excel’s Pronunciation and Conversation Course has three distinct levels designed to help Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced students to speak more clearly, confidently, and accurately. Each level has three 4-week sections. The course covers important topics from all aspects of pronunciation – sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation. Activities will give students opportunities to improve their pronunciation and communication skills in context.

Idioms, Expressions, and Fluency Course
This conversationally-oriented course helps students encounter high-frequency American English idioms and expressions. The course has three distinct levels to accommodate Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced students. Each level consists of three 4-week sections. The course is designed to help students improve listening and speaking skills and develop effective communication in English.

Ted Talks Course
The Ted Talks course develops essential knowledge and skills for learners to succeed in today’s global society. This course teaches core academic language skills and incorporates current and relevant themes and skills such as global awareness, information literacy, and critical thinking. This three-month course is for students with advanced level proficiency.


2018 English Electives Calendar

Session Start Date End Date
11 Oct 22 Nov 15
12 Nov 19 Dec 13
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 12-17
Summer Break – June 25-30
Winter Break – Dec. 17-29

Observed Holidays

New Year’s Day – Jan. 1
Memorial Day – May 28
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – Sept. 3
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 22


2019 English Electives Calendar

Session Start Date End Date
1 January 7 January 31
2 February 4 February 28
3 March 4 April 4
4 April 8 May 2
5 May 6 May 30
6 June 3 June 27
7 July 8 August 1
8 August 5 August 29
9 September 3 September 26
10 September 30 October 24
11 October 28 November 21
12 November 25 December 19
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 11-15
Summer Break – July 1-4
Winter Break – Dec. 22-Jan. 2

Observed Holidays

Memorial Day – May 27
Labor Day – Sept. 2
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 28

Fees & Tuition

Class Days Class Times # of Hours / Week Application Fee Tuition for
International / Non-Residents
Tuition for Residents Books
2pm-3:30pm 3 $0 One elective course is included in tuition $100 $50-65

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