Our language programs are composed of three parts: Core Classes, Skills Classes andWorkshops. These three parts are combined and personalized to each student's preferences, allowing them to choose from various areas of interest and different levels of immersion.
For all students attending ALI, Core Classes are a mandatory component of any language program. These classes focus on the fundamentals of the language.
Learn all important grammar structures. See and review new structures that take extra time to master. Practice talking using these structures to achieve greater ease and fluidity when you speak.
Participate in games, role-plays, discussions and debates using subject matters that are broad and varied. Do a lot of talking to improve fluency while enlarging vocabulary.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION I
Gain exposure to a wide range of business-related vocabulary and situations. Learn about telephone communication, business technology, meeting protocol and using Internet as a business tool. Prepare your resume in English and role-play job interviews.
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION II
Take your knowledge of business English one step further. Develop your presentation skills along with your oral and written communication abilities. Learn about the language of business meetings, sales and promotions, and how to function well in a variety of work-related situations. This course is ideal for students who want to make a mark for themselves in the business world in English.
Skills Classes combine perfectly with our Core Classes to target and improve all the basic skills needed to achieve fluency.
Build your vocabulary and work on pronunciation and comprehension with audio and video tapes. Improve your level in each of the following skills:
· Speaking and Listening
· Reading and Writing
ADVANCED POWER SKILLS
For Power Skills, advanced students can choose to continue improving their general skills with an Advanced Power Skills class as described above or follow one of these options :
TOEIC is a worldwide examination that tests the English language proficiency level of students who want to enter the global workplace and apply for a job where a functional level of English is necessary. In addition to practicing prototype questions, improve your understanding of grammar, develop your comprehension skills and broaden your business vocabulary.
Universities and institutions around the world use the TOEFL test score to evaluate a student's proficiency level in English. Gain confidence in the four question categories: listening comprehension; reading comprehension; grammar and essay writing and develop strategies for the exam with the help of an expert.
(INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM) - NEW
This is a course for students seeking to enter an English-speaking University or school. The class covers the four skills tested on the IELTS exam itself; Listening, reading, writing and speaking. Each skill will be practiced throughout the week with a practice exam on Fridays. Other skills will also be covered in this class, such as note completion, following a flow chart, summarizing a reading, completing a summary, describing a graph, diagram or pie chart as well as answering personal questions on your everyday life. All these skills will help the student gain a broader range of language he/she will encounter in an English-speaking environment.
Workshops offer students an opportunity to learn a language in new and exciting ways with invited guest speakers, class excursions and multimedia-based activities. The Friday Workshops are only available with the Intensive and Super-Intensive English Programs.
POWER SKILLS WORKSHOPS
Put your skills to practice! Each Friday Theme Workshop focuses on a different theme that matches topics covered in the Power Skills classes. These workshops help increase your “word power” and confidence to function in a variety of theme-related situations.
ADVANCED POWER SKILLS WORKSHOPS
These workshops provide additional experience in the areas of exam preparation (IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC), presentations and complete writing projects (Literature & Writing), to give just a few examples.
Including "Oral Grammar", "Conversation" and "Skills" classes. Study English four days a week and travel on your 3 day weekends.