Intensive English Program
Learn English as a Second Language in Dallas, TX
Our Intensive English Program is the most popular program at Excel English Institute. This program is divided into three levels of instruction: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each level is divided into six 4-week sections. Within each section, students take courses in grammar, writing, reading, and listening and speaking, which are designed to help students develop proficiency in communicating with English speakers both orally and in writing.
The goal of the Intensive English Program is to prepare students academically and help them advance professionally. Each session is comprised of 72 hours of classroom instruction. The program is designed to be completed in 6-18 months.
Not sure which level of instruction is right for you? We offer a placement test for each entering student to determine your ability level. Just like all our English classes, you don’t have to wait for a specific session to start or end. Jump in when you are ready and we will help you get on track!
Intensive English Program Calendars
2017 Intensive English Calendar
|Session||Start Date||End Date|
|1||Jan 3||Jan 26|
|2||Jan 30||Feb 23|
|3||Feb 27||March 30|
|4||April 3||April 27|
|5||May 1||May 25|
|6||May 30||June 22|
|7||July 2||July 27|
|8||July 31||Aug 24|
|9||Aug 28||Sept 21|
|10||Sept 25||Oct 19|
|11||Oct 23||Nov 16|
|12||Nov 20||Dec 14|
Spring Break – March 13-18
Summer Break – June 26-July 1
Winter Break – Dec. 18-Jan. 1
Memorial Day – May 29
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – Sept. 4
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 23
2018 Intensive English Calendar
|Session||Start Date||End Date|
|1||Jan 2||Jan 25|
|2||Jan 29||Feb 22|
|3||Feb 26||March 29|
|4||April 2||April 26|
|5||April 30||May 24|
|6||May 29||June 21|
|7||July 2||July 26|
|8||July 30||Aug 23|
|9||Aug 27||Sept 20|
|10||Sept 24||Oct 18|
|11||Oct 22||Nov 15|
|12||Nov 19||Dec 13|
Spring Break – March 12-17
Summer Break – June 25-30
Winter Break – Dec. 17-29
New Year’s Day – Jan. 1
Memorial Day – May 28
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – Sept. 3
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 22
Fees & Tuition
|Class Days||Class Times||# of Hours / Week||Application Fee International Students||Application Fee Residents / Non-Residents||Tuition for
International / Non-Residents
|Tuition for Residents||Books|
|Monday – Thursday||9am-1:30pm
one elective course)
|$400||$150 (for each 6-month level)|
Intensive English Program Level Details
The goal of the Intensive English Program is to help students advance academically and professionally by providing them the knowledge and tools to communicate with native American English speakers both orally and in writing with sound grammar construction and an expanded vocabulary. Select beginning, intermediate or advanced below for more information about each course level.
The Beginning level is for students who wish to develop basic skills to communicate in spoken and written English in order to enter the Intermediate level and to function at a rudimentary level while living in the United States.
Goal for Beginning Grammar
To introduce students to the most essential sentence structures, rules, and guidelines of English grammar for conversational purposes and to help them become interactive in American society at a basic level and prepare them for an expanded study in the next levels.
Goal for Beginning Reading
To provide students with the tools and knowledge to read and understand ESL-controlled reading material while increasing their vocabulary and strategies to answer detail questions about what they have read.
Goal for Beginning Writing
To help students construct simple, compound, and complex sentences and 5-7 sentence paragraphs using a variety of writing formats, techniques, and strategies and grammatical structures that will allow them to communicate their thoughts in writing in a cohesive and effective manner.
Goal for Beginning Listening/Speaking
To equip students with a variety of sentence patterns and the knowledge and skills to combine simple verb tenses, nouns and pronouns, prepositions, adjectives, and modals into questions and statements in order to engage in conversations about daily activities and experiences in the United States.
The Intermediate level is for students who desire to expand their skills to communicate in spoken and written English in order to prepare for the Advanced level or for personal development to comfortably manage their lives in America.
Goal for Intermediate Grammar
To give students the tools to formulate sentences constructed with a clearly identified subject, all verb tenses, complements, and object phrases based on American English grammar rules and guidelines to communicate clearly, accurately, and coherently in a variety of situations while staying in the United States.
Goal for Intermediate Reading
To help students develop the skills to read and interpret a variety of ESL-controlled and original texts and communicate their opinions, ideas, and experiences with an expanded vocabulary.
Goal for Intermediate Writing
To provide students the knowledge and tools to brainstorm, outline, develop, write and edit various paragraph formats with a topic sentence, sufficient supporting details, and a concluding sentence.
Goal for Intermediate Listening/Speaking
To help students develop the tools and strategies to listen for specific elements in ESL-controlled lectures and short talks, take notes on the main ideas and important details, and evaluate the content in classroom discussions while sharing ideas and opposing viewpoints. To help students develop the skills to research, prepare, and orally present for 3 minutes on topics of relevance and interest.
The Advanced level is for students who need to develop mastery to communicate in spoken and written English in order to have the necessary proficiency to enter institutions of higher learning or the professional workplace in the United States.
Goal for Advanced Grammar
To help students achieve mastery to communicate effectively and proficiently with a command of noun and verb phrases inside simple, compound, and complex sentence structures while following the guidelines for articles, prepositions, and punctuation.
Goal for Advanced Reading
To provide students with strategies and tools to become critical readers of a variety of original texts and articulate communicators with an expanded vocabulary.
Goal for Advanced Writing
To brainstorm and develop a variety of organized, cohesive essays on various topics with effective introductions, fully supported body paragraphs with topic sentences and relevant details, and an effective and concise conclusion. To provide students the tools to employ editing skills to find and correct errors in format, grammar, and punctuation.
Goal for Advanced Listening/Speaking
To provide students with the tools and strategies to master listening to, taking notes on, and thinking critically about ideas in academic lectures and informative talks, while sharing ideas and opposing viewpoints with logical justifications. To help students master the process of researching, preparing, and orally presenting for 3-5 minutes on topics of relevance and interest.