University's Language Institute Registering for ESL Courses

Texas A&M International University's International Language Institute is conducting registration for Intensive and Semi-Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) courses set to begin at the University Aug. 23.

Six Intensive ESL courses, from Beginning to Advanced levels, will be offered weekday mornings, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., from Aug. 23 - Oct. 15. Intensive courses consist of 160 classroom hours plus additional work in a multimedia lab. Tuition is $800 per Intensive course.

Three levels of Semi-Intensive ESL courses will be offered weekday evenings, 7:30 - 10 p.m., from Aug. 23 - Dec. 15. The courses are scheduled as follows: ESL 101, Beginning Level, Mondays and Wednesdays; ESL 103, Intermediate Level, Tuesdays and Thursdays; and ESL 105, Advanced Level, Mondays and Wednesdays. Semi-Intensive courses consist of 80 classroom hours plus additional work in a multimedia lab. Tuition is $400 per Semi-Intensive course.

Two 80-hour ESL Conversation courses will also be offered Aug. 23 - Dec. 15. A Beginning ESL Conversation course is scheduled on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. An Intermediate ESL Conversation course is scheduled on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7:30 - 10 p.m. Tuition for either ESL Conversation course is $450.

Additional ESL course offerings include ESL Level 5 Vocabulary--Advanced, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Aug. 23 - Oct. 15, tuition $200; and ESL Accent Reduction--Intermediate/Advanced, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Aug. 23 - Oct. 15, tuition $200.

Registration and payment processing for any ESL course may be completed at ILI offices located in the University's Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, suite 214.

For further information on ESL course offerings at A&M International, please contact the University's International Language Institute at 326 2136, or visit ILI offices.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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