The EFL program uses the blended-skills approach. EFL courses cover a wide range of academic English skills to ensure academic success in reading, comprehension, writing, listening, note-taking, and oral presentation, with contextual grammar as a foundation. Also, a weekly "lab-prep" class is given to students as a help session to cover any topics or lessons that are either missed or need to be reviewed. We offer four course levels--Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate-- in Conversation, Grammar, Listening, Reading, and Writing. Classes are conducted with a student-centered approach focused on facilitating instead of lecturing. Initial placement into the program is determined by test scores using the Oxford University Placement Test (CEF scale).
The program is conducted over two semesters: EFL1 and EFL 2. A summer session (EFL 3) for review is under consideration to further help the students that may not have been able to keep pace. This option will be finalized in the upcoming academic year 2010-2011.