Learn integrated skills in a variety of topics. Students choose 2 or 3 courses from Academic, Business, and Culture and study each twice a week at their level.
- Grammar Focus
- Movie Class
- Survival English*
- Business Communication
- World Business
- America Through Television
- Media Studies
- Pop Culture Discussion
- Movies and Idioms
Focused instruction and skills practice to improve spoken English.
Students choose from 1 of 5 courses: Spoken Communication, Written Communication, Discover L.A., Campus Explorer, or TOEFL iBT Prep.
Spoken Communication Skills
Learn pronunciation strategies, use music and game-based pronunciation activities, use specific grammar forms to develop correct speaking habits, and sharpen conversation skills. Each student will give a 3-5 minute presentation (speech) to classmates about an interesting part of their personal life, business, family, or culture. Consists of two afternoons of pronunciation and two afternoons of conversational grammar.
Written Communication Skills
Practical writing class: Improve your basic writing skills by studying and using accurate writing styles, while focusing on the grammar used for everyday situations such as: writing notes, email, formal letters, and essays.
Reading and listening class: Improve the connection between written and spoken English by reading aloud, listening, and analyzing various written materials. Spelling and phonetics are also covered in this class.
Build a social networking website using blogs, photos, and video, including a narrated slide of your Los Angeles experiences. Includes studying about and visiting four locations: Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Venice Beach, and the Getty Center.
TOEFL iBT Preparation
High-Intermediate and Advanced levels only
Learn internet based TOEFL (iBT) test-taking procedures and strategies. You will increase your listening, reading, and speaking skills, and learn techniques for understanding, summarizing, and explaining main ideas. This class meets four afternoons a week.
Intermediate and Advanced levels only
This is an online, in-the-field social networking class in which students improve their English communication while visiting the UCLA campus to study, research and learn about the history, people, landmarks, educational structure and culture of UCLA. Students will act as tour guides introducing people to interesting campus locations and will interview students and officials. They can audit an on-campus UCLA class, attend a special seminar, and campus events. This class meets once a week in a computer lab and three times a week at various campus locations, with the students and teacher always staying in touch online.