Carroll University
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International Admission
Cross Cultural Experiences
Intensive English Program

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Full-time Intensive English Language program students will have a minimum of 20 contact hours per week in class. Specific course offerings may vary depending on student needs. A number of the courses have been designed to incorporate a combination of skills in the learning process.

Fall Semester – September to December
Spring Semester – January to May
Summer Term – May to August

Students will have access to Carroll University facilities, including the library, sports facilities, campus center and on-campus housing. International student support, including immigration advising and record-keeping, cultural advising and programming will be provided by the Office of International Education.

Course Descriptions:

Listening and Speaking I (Block) – (Beginning Level):
This course aims to increase the spoken fluency, conversational vocabulary and listening comprehension of emerging English language learners. Students will be given opportunities hearing English used in natural conversations in a variety of contexts. Students will also practice speaking English in structured and semi-structured situations, with an emphasis on providing students with a grammatical and communicative framework for managing everyday functions, such as asking and responding to questions and directions. (10 contact hours per week)

Reading and Writing I (Block) – (Beginning Level):
This course is designed for emerging English language learners to learn strategies such as skimming, scanning, and prediction using context clues to improve their reading comprehension in English. In addition, there will be a component on grammar to improve their writing skills. (20 contact hours per week)

Oral Communications II – (Intermediate Level):
This course will focus on developing students' English communication skills appropriate for an academic environment. Students will develop their skills in creating presentations and participating in class discussions, as well as engage in interactive activities that will strengthen their pronunciation skills in English. (6 contact hours per week)

Reading and Writing II (Block) – (Intermediate Level):
This course is designed for intermediate English language learners to build academic vocabulary, and develop more advanced reading comprehension skills. A grammar component will also be integrated to help students develop well articulated paragraphs with topic sentences and logical conclusions in their writing. In addition, some attention will be given to strengthen students' note taking skills. (10 contact hours per week)

Advanced Integrated Communications – (Advanced Level):
In this course, students will practice communication in various settings and for a wide range of professional and academic purposes, integrating all the language skills: speaking, reading, and writing. The course aims to provide a support framework for the English language learner who is ready to be immersed in full-time university academic work. Topics include: oral presentations skills, writing well-formed paragraphs and longer essays with clear topic sentences, proper research citation, and higher level academic reading strategies. (6 contact hours per week)

ESL Special Topics – (Intermediate/Advanced Level):
This course will engage English language learners in stimulating conversation and writing practice on a variety of topics, which may include: English for professional contexts, cultural diversity in the U.S., current events and media. (6 contact hours per week)

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