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Intensive English

Intensive English:

If your goal is to improve your English through focused study, take the Intensive English course. Develop your grammar, writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills while using critical thinking strategies.

Features of Intensive English:

  • Develop language skills essential for university and career success
  • Focus on all language skills: grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Learn grammar and reinforce correct usage with error analysis, exercises and regular practice
  • Master effective reading strategies through comprehension practice and vocabulary exercises
  • Excel in writing styles appropriate for different audiences
  • Focus on your pronunciation, intonation, and listening comprehension in both informal conversation and formal presentations
  • Maximize your confidence by using English daily

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: 20 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
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
Professional Sports Game
Wednesday
9:00am-10:20am
Structure of English
10:40am-12:00pm
Oral Communication Skills
1:00pm-3:00pm
Reading and Writing
Cal Partners Language Exchange*
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Thursday
9:00am-10:20am
Structure of English
10:40am-12:00pm
Oral Communication Skills
1:00pm-3:00pm
Listening and Pronunciation
Downtown San Francisco Walking Tour
* Available during academic year.
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