Intensive 20 and Intensive 25

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Who is it for?

  • Those who plan to attend university for graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs.
  • Professional people who want to improve their English skills for work.
  • Anyone who wants to make significant progress in English.

 

Overview

CELOP Advance programs are offered in the fall, spring and summer. Both programs are designed to help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English. You’ll improve your overall abilities in both spoken and written English, as well as your understanding of U.S. culture. After completing your program, you’ll be better prepared to use English at work, in school, or among international friends.

 

Core and Elective Classes

CELOP Advance programs consist of morning Core classes and afternoon Elective classes. Students can choose a concentration, or area of focus, for their Core class. Students can also choose from a variety of specialized Elective classes. This allows students to customize a program based on their needs and goals.

CELOP teachers use a variety of materials for instruction and practice in all essential skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Most important of all, you will be learning the English you need to succeed in the future. In a typical week you will:

  • Participate in discussions.
  • Read, discuss, and write about current topics.
  • Work with classmates on group projects.
  • Learn about U.S. culture.
  • Prepare oral presentations on topics of interest.

 

Levels of Instruction

CELOP has eight levels of instruction, from Elementary (Level A) through Advanced (Level E).

Students take an English Placement Exam to determine their level and are placed in class with students of a  similar level.

Students typically advance from one level to the next after successfully completing one 12 week program.

Level A

Students who have successfully completed level A can understand basic, everyday speech that is simplified, delivered slowly, and clearly articulated. They can interact in a limited range of short social exchanges, talking about personal and everyday matters using basic phrases and sentences. They can understand short, simple adapted written texts containing basic vocabulary, and write a short, simple passage. *CELOP is not intended for complete beginners. Elementary level students must be able to speak, understand, write, and read simple English sentences before coming to CELOP.

Level B

Students who have successfully completed level B can understand simple, everyday speech and conversations when the language is simplified, delivered slowly, and clearly articulated. They can interact in short social exchanges, talking about personal and general social matters using basic phrases and sentences. They can understand simple, adapted written texts, and write a short, simple passage, connecting ideas from sentence to sentence.

Students who have successfully completed level Low C can understand simple conversations, discussions, presentations and narration when listening to adapted and clearly articulated language at slow to moderate speed. They can interact in conversations and discussions related to familiar topics, and narrate a simple story or experience. They can understand simple, adapted written texts, and write a short, simple passage using paragraph form.

Level Mid-C

Students who have successfully completed level Mid C can understand social conversations and academic discussions, presentations and narration when the language is adapted and clearly articulated, and delivered at slow to moderate speed. They can interact in conversations and discussions, and narrate a story or experience. They can understand adapted written texts up to several pages in length, and write a short, simple paragraph.

Students who place into this level typically score between 45 – 55 on the TOEFL iBT.

Level High-C

Students who have successfully completed level High C can understand straightforward social conversations and academic/professional discussions, presentations and narration, when the language is clearly articulated and delivered at moderate speed. They can interact in conversations and discussions, explaining personal views, and giving clear, detailed descriptions. They can understand short, simple, unadapted texts, and write several organized paragraphs on a single topic.

Students who place into this level typically score between 55 – 65 on the TOEFL iBT.

Level Low-D

Students who have successfully completed level Low D can understand social conversations, academic/professional discussions, presentations and narrations of moderate complexity, when the language is delivered at moderate speed. They can interact in conversations and discussions, explaining and supporting personal views, giving clear, detailed descriptions and explanations. They can understand written texts of medium length and moderate complexity in a limited range of styles. They can write a clear, adequately developed essay.

Students who place into this level typically score between 65 – 75 on the TOEFL iBT.

Level High-D

Students who have successfully completed level High D can understand social conversations, academic/professional discussions, presentations and narration of moderate complexity in a variety of settings, when the language is delivered at a natural pace. They can interact in conversations and discussions, explaining and supporting personal views, and giving clear, detailed descriptions and analyses. They can understand lengthy, complex texts written in a wide range of styles, and write a clear, well-organized, and well-developed essay.

Students who place into this level typically score between 75 – 85 on the TOEFL iBT.

Level E

Students who have successfully completed level E can understand complex social conversations, academic/professional conversations, and narration in a variety of settings when the language is delivered at a natural pace. They can interact skillfully in conversations and discussions, explaining and supporting personal views, giving clear, detailed descriptions, explanations, and analyses, and responding appropriately to and building on others’ contributions. They can speak competently on a variety of concrete and abstract topics with a considerable degree of complexity. They can understand with ease lengthy, complex texts written in a wide range of styles, and they can write a clear, well-organized, and fully developed essay.

Students who place into this level typically score between 85 – 95 on the TOEFL iBT.

 

Class Schedule

  • The Intensive 20 program consists of Core Class and one Elective Class that meets twice a week; Elective Class A OR Elective Class B.
  • The Intensive 25 program consists of Core Class and two Elective Classes that meets four times a week; Elective Class A AND Elective Class B.
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9am –

12pm

Core Class (Monday – Friday)
12pm –

1:30pm

Lunch Break (Monday – Friday)
1:30pm – 4pm Elective Class A Elective Class B Elective Class A Elective Class B No Elective Class

 

What’s Included

  • Full-time program of study.
  • Social and cultural activities.
  • University admissions advising.
  • Access to the Fitness and Recreation Center, university libraries, and dining halls.
  • On-campus housing available.

 

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