Registration Underway for English, Spanish, TOEFL Prep Courses

What do you want out of life?

How about an opportunity to speak a completely new language?

This Fall at Texas A&M International University, you will have a chance to learn English or Spanish and practice for the TOEFL exam through intensive courses offered mornings, nights and weekends.

One of the courses, English as a Second Language or ESL, will be offered in many levels and students can choose where to concentrate more: listening, speaking, and grammar or reading and writing.

ESL will be offered Aug. 18- Dec. 12 for the evening classes and Aug. 18 -Oct. 10 for the morning classes. Students can also enroll in the mornings from Oct. 20 -Dec. 12.

Tuition for ESL ranges from $466-$916 depending on the areas of concentration that the student selects.

TOEFL preparation courses will be offered Aug. 18-Dec. 12 in the evening. A weekend course is also available.

Tuition for TOEFL preparation courses is $466.

In addition, Spanish will be offered Aug. 18-Dec. 12 in the evening. Tuition is $316.

Registration is currently underway and students are urged to register as soon as possible to secure a seat in the classes. Last day of registration is Aug. 18.

For further information, please contact Adriana Blanco, associate director of the International Language Institute at 326-2724, e-mail or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 316.

With State budget cuts, the University is observing a four-day, 10-hour a day schedule this summer with office hours from 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Offices are closed Fridays. The University will return to its regular office hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday starting Aug. 15 (offices will be open that Friday).

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