TIEP’s Intensive ESL Programs

Foundations of English: Overview

TIEP’s Foundations of English program is designed for ESL students with beginning English proficiency to low-intermediate English proficiency as determined by the TIEP Placement Exam. The program provides 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.

The 3-week and 4-week sessions offered during the summer are separate from other Foundations of English courses.  Students who successfully complete the 60-hour, noncredit 3-week course are eligible to receive 6.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  Students who successfully complete the 80-hour, noncredit 4-week course are eligible to receive 8.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

Actual program offerings are dependent upon enrollment; availability may vary.

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.

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Level 110

An elementary course for students with limited English proficiency. Emphasis on the development of speaking and listening skills, grammar, writing, reading, and vocabulary for everyday life.

Level 120

A transitional elementary level to intermediate level course which reviews and refines the foundations of basic English. Emphasis is on application and practice in all four skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Actual course availability may vary from semester to semester depending on enrollment.

Sessions
Click Sessions Below To View Weeks, Dates, and the Registration Fee Which Includes Tuition & Books.

Spring 2018 Classes

START: January 16, 2018

Session 1:  Jan 16 – May 10
Weeks: 16 | Register:  Jan 10-11

Session 2:  Jan 16 – March 9
Weeks: 8 | Register:  Jan 10-11

Session 3:  Jan 16 – Feb 9
Weeks: 4 | Register:  Jan 10-11

Session 4:  March 21 – May 10
Weeks: 8 | Register:  March 19

Summer 2018 Classes

START: May 29, 2018

Session 1:  May 29- Aug 9
Weeks: 11 | Register:  May 25

Session 2:  June 28 – July 25
Weeks: 4 | Register:  June 25

Session 3:  July 30 – Aug 17
Weeks: 3 | Register:  July 25

Fall 2018 Classes

START: September 4, 2017

Session 1:  Sep 4 – Dec 13
Weeks: 15 | Register:  Aug 29-30

Session 2:  Sep 4 – Oct 19
Weeks: 7 | Register:  Aug 29-30

Session 3:  Oct 22 – Dec 13
Weeks: 8 | Register:  Oct 17

Key Course Features

Focus

Basic English skills

Listening

Everyday and general topics through simplified audio and video materials

Speaking

Conversations, discussions, dialogues, short presentations, pronunciation

Reading/Vocabulary

Everyday and general topics, vocabulary, idioms, and reading skills, through simplified materials

Writing

Basic compositions, journals, with a focus on paragraph form and organization

Grammar

Systematic presentation of basic grammar

Projects

Varied activities such as creating class newspapers, booklets, and videotaped presentations

Field Trips

Two to three educational/cultural field trips

Homework

Two to four hours per day