Core Classes

Core classes are the basis of CELOP’s intensive English programs. In our 12 Week Semester programs, core classes meet daily for a total of 15 hours per week. In our 4 and 6 week summer programs, core classes meet daily for 20 hours per week. Classes are integrated instruction in all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The purpose of the Core classes is to:

  • 1help students develop accuracy and fluency in the four language skills.
  • 2help students develop their vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.
  • 3provide opportunities for students to strengthen their cultural and academic awareness and adaptation.

 

Concentrations

Four concentrations (areas of focus) are offered in the 12 Week Semester programs:

  • English for Academic Purposes

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.

  • English for Science and Technology

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.

  • English for International Business

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 deepen your knowledge of business concepts and practices in English.

  • English Language and Culture

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.

 

There are eight levels of instruction, from elementary to high advanced. 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. Those in the upper levels are able to choose a concentration.

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.