Intensive English Program

Intensive English Classes for ESL Students 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 ESL 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

Intensive 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. 20-31

Observed Holidays

Memorial Day – May 31
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – Sept. 6
Thanksgiving Day – Nov. 25

Class Times
Class Days Morning Class Times Evening Class Times
Monday 9 am – 1:30 pm or 5 – 9:30 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 1:30 pm or 5 – 9:30 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 1:30 pm or 5 – 9:30 pm
Thursday 9 am – 1:30 pm or 5 – 9:30 pm

Fees & Tuition

18 Hours a Week of Classroom Instruction
Class Days are Monday – Thursday
Morning Classes are from 9 am – 1:30 pm
Evening Classes are from 5 pm – 9:30 pm

  • INTENSIVE ENGLISH
    $400/ SessionRESIDENT
    • $50 Application Fee
    • $400 Session Fee
    • $200 Book Fee (For Each 6 Month Level)
  • INTENSIVE ENGLISH
    $750/ SessionINTERNATIONAL
    • $150 Application Fee
    • $750 Session Fee
    • $200 Book Fee (For Each 6 Month Level)
    • Elective Courses Included

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
or
6pm-10:30pm
18 $150 $50 $750 (includes
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.

Intensive English Program Calendars

2019

2019 Intensive English 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

Class Times
Class Days Morning Class Times Evening Class Times
Monday 9 am – 1:30 pm or 6 – 10:30 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 1:30 pm or 6 – 10:30 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 1:30 pm or 6 – 10:30 pm
Thursday 9 am – 1:30 pm or 6 – 10:30 pm
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