University's Language Institute Registering for ESL Classes

Texas A&M International University's International Language Institute is currently conducting registration for intensive and semi-intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) courses set to begin August 18.

Intensive courses, offered in a 2-month format, will be offered weekday mornings, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., from August 18 - October 10, will be offered in a 2-month intensive format.

Semi-intensive courses, offered in a 4-month format, will be offered in the evenings, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 - 10 p.m. from August 18 - December 17.

Tuition is $700.

Both intensive and semi-intensive ESL courses consist of 160 hours of class time plus additional work in a multimedia lab. Six course levels, for beginning to advanced students, will be offered.

Beginning Level courses, ESL 101 and ESL 102, are designed for individuals who have no knowledge or very limited proficiency in the language. Listening and speaking skills, introductory reading, basic writing skills, and basic grammar structures are emphasized.

Intermediate Level courses, ESL 103 and ESL 104, are designed for individuals who have limited or some proficiency in the language. Development of listening skills, general academic reading, vocabulary development, paragraph writing and short expository writing, and fundamental grammar are emphasized.

Advanced Level courses, ESL 105 and ESL 106, are designed for individuals who have some proficiency in the language, but need further preparation for academic and professional work. Advanced listening and speaking skills, advanced general and collegiate reading, expository writing, vocabulary development, and advanced grammar are emphasized.

For further information on ESL courses offered at A&M International, contact the University's International Language Institute at 326-2136, or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Administration Building room 214 East.

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