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Intensive English Course The 30-lesson per week Intensive English Course is ELC's most popular course and covers all of the major language skills including: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.
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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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The 30-lesson per week Intensive English Course is ELC's most popular course and covers all of the major language skills including: grammar, vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. All intermediate and advanced students also have a choice of electives two afternoons per week. Students in the Intensive English Program study Monday through Friday during sections A, B and C on the course schedule listed below. Section A (9:00 - 10:40 daily) is Grammar Structure & Usage and focuses not only on teaching students the rules for grammar usage, but also on giving students the opportunity to practice using grammar in both speaking and writing. Section B (11:00 - 12:40 daily) is Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation Monday through Friday. Section C (1:40 - 3:20 daily) is Reading and Writing and/or an elective.

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INTENSIVE ENGLISH FACT FILE

INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
FACT FILE

50
minutes
per lesson duration
9-10
students
Average class size:
Maximum 12 students (14 during July and August only)

  • All levels: Low beginner to proficiency (12 levels including beginner, intermediate, advanced and proficiency)
  • Number of lessons (per week): 30 lessons per week (26.7 hours per week)
  • Age: Minimum of 16 years old
  • Start dates: Every Monday
  • Duration: Minimum of 1 week

INTENSIVE PROGRAM ELECTIVE OPTIONS

  • American Culture
  • Hollywood
  • American Slang
  • Accent Reduction
  • Business English

TEACHING METHODS

All ELC Instructors:

  • give students practice speaking in English and listening to and understanding English spoken by native speakers
  • teach students the rules for grammar usage through communicative teaching methods
  • provide students with feedback and special exercises to help improve pronunciation
  • expose students to more vocabulary through reading
  • provide practice using English in all types of writing
  • offer students the opportunity to practice language in areas of special interest

COURSE COMPARISON

CoursesLessons/weekSection/time
Intensive English Program30 group lessons per weekA, B & C
Semi-Intensive Plus Program24 group lessons per weekA & B (Monday - Friday),
C (Tuesday - Thursday)
Semi-Intensive English Program20 group lessons per weekA & B
Combination Course20 group lessons per week
+ 10 individual lessons per week
A, B (group) & C (individual)
Part-time Program10 group lessons per weekA, B or C

SAMPLE GENERAL ENGLISH PROGRAM COURSE SCHEDULE

TimeSectionMondayTuesdayWednes­dayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 10:40A Grammar Structure & Usage
10:40 - 11:00 BREAK
11:00 - 12:40B Conversation, Listening, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
12:40 - 1:40 LUNCH BREAK
FREE teacher-led academic help desk (two days per week)
1:40 - 3:20CReading & Writing
Reading & WritingElectiveReading & WritingElectiveReading & Writing
3:30 - 6:00Activities Chaperoned afternoon activities
Note : Electives are available to intermediate and advanced students only.

COURSE DATES AND FEES

COURSE INTENSIVE 30
1+ weeks
INTENSIVE 24
1+ weeks
SEMI-INTENSIVE 20
1+ weeks
COMBINATION
1+ weeks
PART-TIME
This course does not qualify students for ELC housing.1+ weeks
INDIVIDUAL INTENSIVE
1+ weeks
LOCATIONALL CENTERS
LESSONS30 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
24 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 group lessons + 10 individual lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
10 lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
20 individual lessons per week
(50-minute lessons)
1-3 WEEKS$485 per week$420 per week$385 per week$1235 per week$220 per week$1700 per week
4-7 WEEKS$470 per week$405 per week$375 per week$1225 per week$210 per week$1700 per week
8-11 WEEKS$455 per week$390 per week$365 per week$1215 per week$205 per week$1700 per week
12-23 WEEKS$435 per week$370 per week$350 per week$1200 per week$195 per week$1700 per week
24-47 WEEKS$410 per week$350 per week$335 per week$1185 per week$195 per week$1700 per week
48+ WEEKS$385 per week$325 per week$315 per week$1165 per week$195 per week$1700 per week
DATES

Dates listed below are official session start dates. Students enrolling in General English Courses may begin on any Monday.


  • January 7 - February 1
  • February 4 - March 1
  • March 4 - March 29
  • April 1 - April 26
  • April 29 - May 24
  • May 27* - June 21
  • June 24 - July 19
  • July 8 - August 2**
  • July 22 - August 16
  • August 5 - August 30**
  • August 19 - September 13
  • September 16 - October 11
  • October 14* - November 8
  • November 11 - December 6
  • December 9 - January 3
*Classes begin on Tuesday (see school holidays) **Additional summer courses
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
FREE teacher-led academic help desk (two days per week)
Chaperoned afternoon activities
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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
VIEW MORE
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