12 Week Full Time Semester Programs

Intensive and Super-Intensive Programs

Our Intensive Program (EN020) and Super-Intensive Program (EN050) are offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Semester programs are 12 weeks in length.

Both programs will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English. These programs consist of morning core classes and afternoon elective classes. 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.

CELOP teachers use a variety of materials for instruction and practice in all essential skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Course materials may include textbooks, magazine and newspaper articles, the Internet, ESL software, radio and television programs, and movies.

In a typical week at CELOP you will:

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

Most important of all, you’ll be learning the English you need to succeed in the future.

Levels of Instruction

There are eight levels of instruction, from Elementary (Level A) through Advanced (Level E).

A - Elementary*

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.

B - High Elementary

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.

Low C - Low Intermediate

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.

Mid C - Mid Intermediate

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.

High C - High Intermediate

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.

Low D - Low Advanced

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.

High D - Mid Advanced

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.

E - Advanced

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.

*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.

Program Schedule

Students in the Intensive Program (EN020) take Elective Class A OR Elective Class B and meet for 20 hours per week.

Students in the Super Intensive Program (EN050) take both Block A AND Block B and meet for 25 hours per week.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00am – 11:50am Core Class
11:50am – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm – 3:55pm Elective Class A Elective Class B Elective Class A Elective Class B No Elective Class

 

Program Dates and Fees

Please visit our Dates and Fees page for program dates and costs.