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Spring 2013 - Schedule for Intensive English Classes

Intensive English Program (IEP)

The Intensive English Program (IEP) has been designed to prepare students for American colleges and universities.
New students must take the ESL placement test (an oral interview and a writing sample) before enrolling in classes. Depending on their level, students take a combination of “core” courses that emphasize essential language skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing, and “elective” courses that cover a variety of topics. Students take one required elective course per semester based on instructor’s recommendations and placement test results. Electives offer an in-depth understanding in topics such as Test Taking Skills, American English Pronunciation, Vocabulary and Spelling, Grammar, and American Culture. (Note: Elective course topics vary by semester.)

Accuplacer or TOEFL test scores will not be considered when placing students into the Intensive English program.  ESL placement test results can be used at all NOVA campuses.

IMPORTANT: F-1 visa students must take three (3) classes for a total of 25 CEU per semester to fulfill their visa requirements:

  • Intensive Speaking/Listening (10.5 CEUs)
  • Intensive Reading/Writing (10.5 CEUs)
  • Required Elective course (4.0 CEUs)

The total tuition for F-1 students is $2,800 per semester.

All levels are held at the Signal Hill building at 21335 Signal Hill Plaza (3rd floor) Sterling, VA 20164.

Non-Instructional Days: There will be no classes February 18, and March 11-17, 2013.

To register and pay online click on the course number.

Intensive Speaking & Listening

These intensive oral communication courses include work in listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. There are six levels of proficiency in these courses. Students at the Intro level (70) start developing simple conversation skills for everyday life, and students at the highest level (76) practice academic note taking and public speaking skills as well as acquire advanced vocabulary. Textbooks are required and can be purchased from the Loudoun campus bookstore in room LR 135. No tuition refund after February 5, 2013!

Class Schedule: Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Tuition
: $1,210 for 105 hours (10.5 CEUs)

Course and Registration Information

Intensive Reading & Writing

In addition to writing and reading, these intensive courses include work on grammar, critical thinking, and test taking skills. There are six levels of proficiency in these courses. Students at the Intro level (80) are introduced to writing sentences and students at the highest level (86) have regular practice writing academic essays. Textbooks are required and can be purchased from the Loudoun campus bookstore in room LR 135. No tuition refund after February 5, 2013!

Class Schedule: Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 9, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tuition
: $1,210 for 105 hours (10.5 CEUs)

Course and Registration Information

Intensive Elective Courses

Elective courses cover a variety of topics. Students take one (1) required elective course per semester based on instructor’s recommendations and placement test results. Electives offer an in-depth understanding in topics such as Test Taking Skills, American English Pronunciation, Vocabulary and Spelling, Grammar, and American Culture. Note: Elective course topics vary by semester. Textbooks can be purchased from the Loudoun campus bookstore in room LR 135. No tuition refund after February 5, 2013!

Class Schedule: Monday - Thursday, January 29 - May 1, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Tuition
: $380 for 40 hours (4.0 CEUs)

Select your elective course from this list to register and pay online:

 

More ESL classes are available in Specialty ESL. F-1 students need to speak with the ESL Coordinator for course selection.