The English Language Institute offers a variety of short-term programs which cater to our students’ particular needs.

  • Business English
  • American Culture
  • Test preparation
  • Tourism and Talent in the Western World
  • College Preparation
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Poetry & Culture
  • Accent Reduction

These 6 or 7-week accelerated short-term programs offer instruction while providing students with lively, collaborative, and challenging exercises and assignments.

Students are tested prior to the first day of class. After that and based on their test results, each student is placed in a level of study. Beginning levels: 1-2, Intermediate levels: 3-4, Advanced levels: 5-6

Classes are twice-a-week from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Disclaimer: Short-term programs are offered based on enrollment. 

Course description

Business English

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

The ability to effectively communicate in the world of Business is of paramount importance to the success of each and every business venture.  One’s capability to relay messages meaningfully is therefore directly proportional to positive outcomes especially in times of risk and uncertainty.   At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Effectively Explore the World of Work
  • Clearly Identify Risks and Quantify Risk Management Procedures
  • Critique International Business Ventures and Procurement Practices
  • Effectively Communicate with Stakeholders
  • Understand the Purpose and Value of Public Presentations
American Culture

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

American Culture enriches students’ vocabulary and knowledge by focusing on prejudice and stereotypes. In addition, it allows students to develop an understanding that different cultures may hold various views of the same issue. American Culture helps students recognize that social and cultural systems develop out of adaptation to environmental and historical circumstances.

Test preparation

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Test Preparation instills the skills necessary to succeed at such standardized admission examinations as the TOEFL (both PBT and iBT), SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT (verbal sections only). Students review reading comprehension skills, writing structures, and speaking structures designed to help them score more points on the exam.  Students will learn how to work quickly and efficiently, which will increase their accuracy on the exam and save them time, thereby allowing them to answer more questions and increase their scores.

Tourism and Talent in the Western World

Level: Beginning

Visiting new territories/countries has and will always be an exciting experience. The Western World is no exception. The challenge is however to ensure that you enjoy the holistic Western experience. To achieve this successfully, one should take note of the following:

  • Modes of Transportation
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Functional Vocabulary
  • Historical Dates and Sites
  • Local Economic Pillars
  • Cultural Differences
  • Entertainment
College Preparation

Level: Advanced

This is an advanced level college-prep communication course designed to teach students skills that are essential for academic and career success, such as self-motivation and goal-setting, developing and executing a prioritized action plan, learning about good study habits for increased performance, using self-assessment for improvement and meeting expectations, critical thinking/problem solving, articulating thoughts clearly in writing and speech, building collaborative relationships with classmates and/or coworkers from diverse backgrounds for attainment of common goals, and respecting and learning from culturally and linguistically different individuals. Students will produce a variety of in-class and out-of-class assignments focusing on the aforementioned topics. This is a pass/fail course. However, students will have a final project that will earn a letter grade showing competency of learning outcomes.

The class is a combination of lectures, audio/visual aids, class interactions, reading, writing, and student presentations.

Poetry & Culture

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Classes focus on increasing students’ confidence in reading and thinking about literary texts.  The course is designed as an introductory approach to poetry and poetic expressions.  One perspective offered in this course is that it offers intellectual, creative and writing skills. Poems from different countries, historical periods, and critical perspectives will be explored.

Accent Reduction

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Classes are designed for students who are proficient in most aspects of English (reading, vocabulary, and listening comprehension) but who sometimes avoid speaking with Americans because they fear being misunderstood due to their foreign accents or pronunciation errors. Accent Reduction classes will also work on stress, phrasing, speed, and intonation, all of which make the “music” and rhythm of American English.

Health & Nutrition

Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Classes focus on the basic facts and principles of human nutrition. Based on the premise “you are what you eat,” the class explores the effect of certain foods on the human body. Classes include the physiological and psychological factors of food intake and utilization with emphasis on nutrition education for dietary improvements of groups and individuals. Emphasis is placed on the science of nutrition, the study of nutrients and best practices for a healthy nutrition.

Health and nutrition are essential to the existence, continuity and productivity of every individual on this planet.  Understanding this prompts us to develop and practice healthy routines at home, as well as in the community.   This course therefore seeks to:

  • Investigate the linkage between healthy eating and disease prevention
  • Encourage safe and healthy lifestyle practices
  • Outline the benefits of regular exercise and recreation
  • Conduct cost-effective menu planning
  • Highlight the value of rest and sleep, as well as the development of a logical work/life balance