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Intensive English for University Studies

If your goal is to transfer to an American university, the Intensive English for University Studies course is designed for you. Rapidly improve your critical thinking, note-taking, and presentation skills as well as grammar, writing, reading, speaking and listening necessary for success.

Features of Intensive English for University Studies

  • Study all language skills appropriate for university settings and academic success
  • Take TOEFL and IELTS preparation classes
  • Develop study skills essential for university studies
  • Receive individual counseling to apply for transfer to U.S. universities
  • Observe UC Berkeley classes to experience university lectures and practice note-taking skills during the academic year
  • Attend “Statement of Purpose” workshop for university admission applications during the academic year

Advantages of Studying at ESI

  • Take progressive instruction with monthly start dates year-round
  • Experience the campus atmosphere of world famous University of California, Berkeley
  • Participate in Cal Partners Language Exchange Program with UC Berkeley students during the academic year
  • Take placement test to determine your proficiency level and take on-going tests for tracking improvement
  • Learn from experienced teachers proficient in the latest methodology
  • Borrow books and DVDs to help with listening, reading, grammar, and TOEFL preparation
  • Use self-study skill center for additional focused practice
  • Enjoy after-class educational and cultural activities to improve fluency in a fun and relaxed way
  • Receive a certificate of completion as recognition of language competence
LEVELS: Elementary to Advanced CLASS SIZE: Average of 14 students CLASS HOURS: 22 hours per week plus additional hours for self-study

Sample Week Schedule

Day
Time
Class
Additional Hours
Monday
9:00am-10:20am
Structure of English
10:40am-12:00pm
Oral Communication Skills
1:00pm-3:00pm
Reading and Writing Skills
UC Berkeley Campus Tour
Tuesday
9:00am-10:20am
Structure of English
10:40am-12:00pm
Oral Communication Skills
1:00pm-3:00pm
Listening and Pronunciation
Observe UC Berkeley Class
Wednesday
9:00am-10:20am
Structure of English
10:40am-12:00pm
Oral Communication Skills
1:00pm-3:00pm
Reading and Writing Skills
Cal Partners Language Exchange*
Thursday
9:00am-10:20am
Structure of English
10:40am-12:00pm
Oral Communication Skills
1:00pm-3:00pm
Listening and Pronunciation
One-on-one Academic Counseling
Friday
9:30am-11:30am
Academic Preparation TOEFL/IELTS Test Preparation
Statement of Purpose Workshop
* Available during academic year.
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