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ESL Intensive Program

ESL Intensive Program

ESL Intensive Classes

Fall and spring term classes (15-week courses): ESL Intensive classes offer non-native English students with the opportunity to study and learn professional and academic English listening, speaking, grammar, writing and reading skills. Instruction is offered in following five levels by proficiency level, and students receive evaluation and course placement assistance by ESL intensive staff:

Level I: Foundations
Level 2: High Beginner
Level 3: Low Intermediate
Level 4: High Intermediate
Level 5: Advanced

In each level, students will learn professional and academic listening, speaking, grammar, writing and reading skills.

Program Schedule:

Monday-Thursday: 7pm-9pm
Cost: $600 (includes book)

Listening and Speaking Classes

ESL Intensive also offers English Listening and Speaking classes each term (fall, spring and summer) where students learn skills for professional and academic presentations, pronunciation, vocabulary and conversation. These classes and levels are separate from the professional and academic English courses.

Instruction is offered in following three levels by proficiency level, and students receive evaluation and course placement assistance by EL Intensive staff:

Beginner: Listening, Speaking and Reading
Intermediate: Listening and Speaking
Advanced: Listening and Speaking

In each level, students will learn skills for professional and academic presentations, pronunciation, vocabulary and conversation. These classes and levels are independent from the “ESL Intensive Classes.”

Program Schedule:

  • Fall and spring terms (15-week courses): Monday and Wednesday, 7pm-9pm
    Cost: $400 (includes book)
  • Summer term (12-week courses): Monday-Thursday: 7:00pm-9:00pm
    Cost: $500 (includes book)

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Preparation Classes

TOEFL is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. The test is accepted by many English-speaking academic and professional institutions, and ESL Intensive offers the following 12-week course each summer term:

Intensive TOEFL Preparation
Summer term: Monday and Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $400 (includes book)

Visit the Rhode Island College ESL website for more information.

Page last updated: January 29, 2020