Focus of Study :
The English Language Center at Drexel University is a progressive intensive English program which offers a state-of-the-art education to international students seeking to improve their academic language proficiency. In addition, instructors in ELC program will be aware of and take into consideration individual personality and learning style differences as well as other affective factors
Benefit, Goal of this course :
Core courses (15 hours per week, morning or afternoon) include Listening/Speaking classes that focus on listening competence, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, and enable students to develop their communication skills and abilities. Reading/Writing classes help students improve their reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammatical structure and mechanics, mastery of paragraph and essay format, idea development, and writing process. Special Topics (3 hours per week; 1 1/2 hours Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday)-Special Topic classes concentrate on specific skills or test preparation, depending on your level. Examples include Vocabulary Development, Oral Presentations, English for Everyday Life, Advanced Grammatical Analysis, IELTS or TOEFL Preparation.
Curriculum : The curriculum is based on a communicative approach to language teaching / learning, and our courses are learner-centered rather than teacher-centered. The ELC's Intensive English Program is composed of 6 levels of proficiency, from beginning to advanced. Students who successfully finish each term move one level each term. Core classes held 15 hours per week, either morning or afternoon, consist of Listening/ Speaking and Reading and Writing. There are also Special Topics classes held 3 hours per week. There are maximum of 18 students per class.
Classroom Hour :
18 hours per class, class schedule may vary for each level.