Course Summary

The English as a Second Language Program offers the practices and resources to achieve the highest proficiency in the English language.

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Language
English/Spanish
Credits
Modality
Presential
Duration
900 hours or 45 weeks

Program Description

Placement test Before beginning the program, the student will be given a placement test to determine their level of English proficiency. Additionally, students are evaluated by instructors, who appropriately distribute grades that indicate learning and growth.

Grading components include grammar, oral communication, and integrated reading, writing, and language skills. In cases where any of the required components have not been met, students are required to repeat the course.

Students must complete all subsequent levels of ESL before they are allowed to take English Composition I.

What will you learn?

The student who successfully complete the program will be able to:

•Develop abilities in grammar, reading, and writing, oral skills, and study skills.

•Improve their fluency in producing and understand written and spoken English.

•Become a more competent, efficient, and perceptive academic reader who can communicate to others through writing and speaking the contents and main ideas of what is read.

•Present ideas clearly and logically to achieve a specific purpose and to be appropriate for an intended audience.

•Acquire critical thinking skills as it relates to using these tools for effective communication in an academic environment.

Program Objectives

ESL students at San Ignacio University are engaged in a course of study that provides them with the guidance and resources necessary to help them attain the highest level of English proficiency. Students’ ability to speak English proficiently will impact their lives in multiple ways, including academically, socially, professionally, and personally. The ESL program compromises of six intensive levels. Student progress is consistently and accurately assessed through testing at the appropriate level of proficiency. The ESL course offerings feature curricula created specifically to meet the academic needs of SIU’s diverse student body. These courses particularly focus on articulation and literacy. Placement Exam

Before starting the program, the student will be administered a placement exam to determine his/her level of English proficiency. Additionally, students are evaluated by instructors, who appropriately distribute grades indicating learning and growth. Grading components include grammar, oral communication, and reading, writing, and integrated language skills. In cases where any of the required components have not been met, students are required to repeat the course. Students must complete all subsequent levels of ESL before they are permitted to take English Composition I.

Admission Requirements

F1 Visa Application Process

a) Complete the admission form

b) Cancel the application amount

c) Take the placement test to determine the level of English Submit these documents:

• Proof of financial support in the amount of $17,000

• High school diploma translated and evaluated by a member of Naces

• Valid passport

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