课程和等级

ELS 课程根据您对英语的掌握程度分为 12 个不同的熟练等级。

ELS 的教学涵盖英语的所有层面,包括听、说、读、写、词汇、语法和发音。 新学生抵校后将进行考试,并按照成绩编入以下 12 个熟练等级中的一个等级: 等级 101 至 112。每个等级在教师带领下每周进行 20 至 30 课时的学习,每个等级的学习持续四周。

您将在学期中体验:

  • 课堂作业—积极地与其他学生和教师进行讨论;会话任务
  • 听力理解练习(通过磁带、软件、小品和角色扮演)
  • 写作技巧培养(通过练习和写作任务)
  • 通过小测验、考试和教师书面评价经常性地提供进度反馈
  • 通过语言科技中心 (LTC)达到个人语言目标的机会
  • 通过接触美国!(Contact America!) 活动和游览活动在现实环境中练习语言

升入更高等级

每个为期四周的学期结束时,成功达到该等级要求的学生将升入更高一级的 ELS 学习,并立即开始新学期。
此评估所使用的指标包括但不限于:

  • 课堂上技能的展现情况
  • 小测验和考试成绩
  • 家庭作业完成情况
  • 标准化等级考试(期末考试)成绩

哪些人应学习 ELS 语言课程?

ELS 课程能够满足想要提高自己英语水平的任何人的需要。 那些想要进入大学或学院学习的人可以学习我们的密集英语课程中的学术英语 (EAP)共有 600 多所学院和大学接受将 EAP 高级(等级 109 或 112)毕业证作为达到入学英语熟练程度要求的证明。 而对于那些出于个人或职业原因想要提高自己英语水平的人,则可从学习密集英语课程中的通用英语 (GE)受益。 EAP 和 GE 课程均为每周 30 小时。 对于那些学习时间不足的人,ELS 提供了每周 20 小时的半密集课程

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These abilities and options apply to both English for Academic Purposes and General English Programs.

These abilities and options apply to English for Academic Purposes, GMAT® Prep Program, GRE® Prep Program and Business English students who receive more reading and writing as part of a balanced curriculum.

Level Ability Upon Completion Options upon Completion
101 102

Knows a few words and phrases

Can respond to simple questions and directions

102 103

Has a basic ability to communicate in everyday situations

Can understand English when spoken slowly and clearly

104 105

Understands most questions and statements at normal speaking speed

Can carry on conversations with native speakers

Can use English to shop, order food in restaurants, and ask for directions

105 106

Can communicate facts and opinions

Is learning to discuss and argue in a culturally acceptable way

Can begin Business English Program

Can begin the Complete Prep Program for the TOEFL® iBT.

107 108

Can use English with growing accuracy and fluency, including reading and writing

Can participate fully in most conversations

Is qualified to take a University Certificate Program at participating ELS location

Can conduct business in English on a basic level

108 109

Is prepared for most social situations

Knows the meaning of a wide range of idioms

Can maintain extended conversations with native speakers

Can earn college credit or enroll concurrently in a university

Is prepared to enter a two-year college (Only English for Academic Purposes students who complete Level 109)

110 111 112

Can speak and understand English with ease

Is proficient enough in reading and writing to satisfy professional and university requirements (EAP students)

Is prepared to begin a four-year American college or university degree program (only English for Academic Purposes students who complete Level 112)

Can conduct business competently in English