Registration for ESL Classes Underway at TAMIU

Registration for ESL Classes
Underway at TAMIU

Register now to improve your English speaking skills with any of  the English as a second language (ESL) courses offered by Texas A&M  International University's (TAMIU) International Language Institute (ILI).  Classes start August 21.

Admission to TAMIU is not required.

The  ILI will offer three different  ESL courses:  Intensive English, ESL conversation  and ESL pronunciation. The intensive course is designed for non-native English  speakers who seek to advance professionally or academically or just want to  improve their English skills.

The full level course consists of listening,  speaking, grammar, reading and writing, and costs $1,098. Students are given the option of dividing  the complete level into two half levels by taking the listening-speaking-grammar component and then the  reading and writing component. Each half level costs $568.

Classes are offered day and evening. Morning classes meet from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm, Monday-Friday for 8 weeks.  Evening classes meet from 7:30-9:45 Monday-Thursday for 16 weeks.

Small  classes allow students to  get personal attention, fostering rapid language acquisition. Students will  also participate in computer lab sessions.

Conversational  English is offered for students who want to improve  their listening and speaking skills. Students  develop confidence and  fluency in their oral skills  while they actively participate in conversational topics. Conversational  English classes meet  Wednesdays from 6-7:15 p.m. Tuition  is $190.00.

ESL pronunciation  classes are designed for students who want to improve their accuracy in English pronounciation and reduce their foreign accents.  Classes meet Mondays from 6-7:15 p.m.  Tuition is $190.00.

All ESL students are required to take a  placement examincluding listening, speaking, writing and  multiple-choice questions. Fee for the placement test is $25. Tuition for the  courses varies according to placement.

For more information, please  visit the ILI Web site at tamiu.edu/dip/ili or contact Lola Orellano Norris,  program director, at 326.2136, e-mail ili@tamiu.edu or visit offices in the  Anthony J. and Georgia A. Pellegrino Hall, room 302.

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

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