Core Classes

Core classes are the basis of CELOP’s intensive English programs and are integrated instruction in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The purpose of the Core classes are to:

  • 1Help develop accuracy and fluency in the four language skills.

  • 2Help develop vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

  • 3Provide opportunities to strengthen U.S. cultural and academic awareness and adaptation.

 

Concentrations

We offer four Core class concentrations, or areas of focus:

This concentration will prepare you to succeed in an American college or university. You will improve your overall abilities in both spoken and written English, as well as your understanding of U.S. academic culture.

This concentration will prepare you to study science and technology in an American college or university. You will improve your overall abilities in both spoken and written English, and you will deepen your knowledge of science and technology concepts in English.

This concentration will prepare you to study business and management in an American college or university. You will improve your overall abilities in both spoken and written English, and you will also deepen your knowledge of business concepts and practices.

This concentration will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English. You will improve your overall abilities in both spoken and written English, as well as your understanding of U.S. culture. After completing your program, you will be better prepared to use English at work, in school, or among international friends. This concentration is only available for levels mid-intermediate and below.

 

Note about Concentrations

New students are given an English Placement Exam to determine their English level. Students at the lower levels are placed in the English Language and Culture concentration. Students in the upper levels can choose a concentration. CELOP has eight levels of instruction, from elementary to high advanced.

CELOP reserves the right not to run a concentration if there are insufficient students to create a viable class. In this case, students may be assigned to an alternative concentration.