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

2020

2020 English Session Calendar

Session Start Date End Date
1 January 6 January 30
2 February 3 February 27
3 March 2 April 2
4 April 6 April 30
5 May 4 May 28
6 June 1 June 25
7 July 6 July 30
8 August 3 August 27
9 August 31 September 24
10 September 28 October 22
11 October 26 November 19
12 November 23 December 17
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 16-20
Summer Break – June 29-July 3
Winter Break – Dec. 21-Jan 1

Observed Holidays

Memorial Day – May 25
Independence Day – July 4

Labor Day – Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 26

2021

2021 English Session Calendar

Session Start Date End Date
1 January 4 January 28
2 February 1 February 25
3 March 1 April 1
4 April 5 April 29
5 May 3 May 27
6 June 1 June 24
7 July 5 July 29
8 August 2 August 26
9 August 30 September 23
10 September 27 October 21
11 October 25 November 18
12 November 22 December 16
Vacation Days

Spring Break – March 15-19
Summer Break – June 28-July 2
Winter Break – Dec. 20-Jan 31

Observed Holidays

Memorial Day – May 31
Independence Day – July 4

Labor Day – Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 25

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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