english electives

Elective English Language Classes

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.

Accent Reduction Course
Excel’s Accent Reduction 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.

English Session Calendars

2022

2022 English Session Calendar

Session Start Date End Date
1 January 3 January 27
2 January 31 February 24
3 February 28 March 31
4 April 4 April 28
5 May 2 May 26
6 May 31 June 23
7 July 5 July 28
8 August 1 August 25
9 August 29 September 22
10 September 26 October 20
11 October 24 November 17
12 November 21 December 15
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 14-18
Summer Break – June 27-July 1
Winter Break – Dec. 19-Jan 2

Observed Holidays

Memorial Day – May 30
Independence Day – July 4

Labor Day – Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 24

2023

2023 English Session Calendar

Session Start Date End Date
1 January 3* January 26
2 January 30 February 23
3 February 27 March 30
4 April 3 April 27
5 May 1 May 25
6 May 30* June 22
7 July 3 July 27
8 July 31 August 24
9 August 28 September 21
10 September 25 October 19
11 October 23 November 16
12 November 20 December 14
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 13 – 17
Summer Break – June 26 – 30
Winter Break – Dec. 18 – Jan 5

Observed Holidays

*New Year’s Day Observed – Jan 2
*Memorial Day – May 29
Independence Day – July 4

Labor Day – Sept. 4
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 23

Class Times
Class Days Class Times
Monday & Wednesday 2 – 3:30 pm
or
Tuesday & Thursday 2 – 3:30 pm

Fees & Tuition

Class Days Class Times # of Hours / Week Application Fee Tuition for
International / Non-Residents
Tuition for Residents
Mon/Wed
or
Tues/Thurs
2pm-3:30pm 3 $0 Elective courses included $100

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