English for Communication and Culture: Overview
TIEP’s English for Communication and Culture program is designed for individuals with intermediate to advanced English proficiency who want to improve their English for personal and professional purposes. All levels emphasize listening and speaking, but also practice reading and writing for everyday use, as well as for professional situations. Course content varies depending on students’ interests. The program provides 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.
Actual program offerings are dependent upon enrollment; availability may vary.
The 4-week and 3-week sessions offered during the summer are separate from other courses.
Depending on enrollment, students who register for the 4-week and 8-week sessions that begin in January may be placed in classes with students who register for the 16-week session. Students who register for the 7-week session that begins in August may be placed in classes with students who register for the 15-week session.
Students who register for the 8-week sessions that begin in March and October may be placed in ongoing classes at the appropriate level.
The Registration Fee includes tuition, books, and additional services.
This intermediate course emphasizes integrated English language skills development. It includes a variety of communicative activities, discussions, dialogs, videos, simplified reading materials and writing tasks for personal and professional situations, as well as guest speakers and field trips related to course material.
High Intermediate to Advanced Levels
Level 148 & 158
Levels 148 and 158 focus on comprehensive language skill refinement with immediate application in everyday and professional contexts. The courses include use of authentic reading materials from cultural and professional situations, authentic writing tasks to enable students to function more effectively in social and professional situations, videos, guest speakers and field trips to integrate learning into the everyday world. Speaking tasks include practice in public speaking, presentations, and negotiations for personal and professional situations.
The course content of level 158 varies from semester to semester, so level 158 may be taken more than once.
Actual course availability may vary from semester to semester depending on enrollment.