Saturday Program

TIEP’s Saturday Program offers English Conversation and Pronunciation courses. Saturday courses may be taken alone or in addition to TIEP’s intensive English courses. Saturday courses provide instruction in topics which are often of great interest to English learners. These courses meet on Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for nine consecutive weeks. Students who successfully complete these 36-hour, noncredit courses are eligible to receive 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Language Skills Enrichment

Conversation & Pronunciation Skills I & II

These 36-hour courses are for English learners who want to improve their conversational English and pronunciation. Approximately half of the course time is spent on conversation skills and half on pronunciation. Course goals are to improve fluency and speaking competence by practicing the vocabulary, expressions, and grammatical forms needed for everyday communication. Pronunciation is improved by practicing vowel and consonant sounds, intonation, rhythm, and stress. These courses help learners gain confidence in their English in order to communicate more fluently and effectively. Class I is for students with high-beginning to intermediate English proficiency, and Class II is for students with high-intermediate to advanced English proficiency.  The Registration Fee is $700 and includes tuition and the book.

Key Course Features

Program features include:

  • Experienced, professionally-trained instructors who have M.A. or Ph.D. degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language or closely related fields
  • Specialized curriculum to meet the language needs and interests of each class
  • Small, multinational classes with other adults (6-16 students per class)

Certificates of Completion will be awarded to students who maintain 90% or better attendance, participate in classes, and complete class assignments. Students who successfully complete these 36-hour, noncredit courses are eligible to receive 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Discounts:  (1) A 10% discount is available for students who enroll in another Saturday course within six months of prior enrollment. (2) A 10% discount is available for two or more students who register together for the same session.

Please contact us for more information about our programs.

In addition to current course offerings, additional courses (other subjects, levels and schedules) can be developed and conducted at TIEP or at work places, if a group of participants is formed. Individual instruction can also be arranged.