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Daily Class Schedule
TIME
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
9:00
Conversation &
Listening
Electives*
Conversation
&
Listening
Electives*

Conversation
&
Listening

10:00
Grammar
Grammar
11:00
Writing
Writing
Writing
12:00
1:00
TOEFL
Reading
TOEFL
Reading
Activities**
2:00
3:00
Tutoring
Tutoring
3:30

Course Descriptions

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY CLASSES

Conversation & Listening Class (9:00 -10:50)
These classes offer extensive individual student practice in speaking and listening. Students learn to use authentic language in situations related to work, school, leisure and social life. They are encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas in classroom situations which make extensive use of pair work, small group discussions, and information-sharing activities. These face-to-face discussions simulate real-life social interactions, encouraging the use of eye contact, exclamations, questions, accurate intonation and emotional tone.

Writing Class (11:10 -1:00)
These classes emphasize the process of writing strategies from basic sentences through research papers. Each class teaches organizational patterns such as generalizing, describing, defining, and expressing cause and effect. In order to gather data for their writing assignments, students share their ideas, opinions, and suggestions in pairs, small groups and whole-class discussions. These brainstorming activities lead to teacher and peer analysis of student essays where the focus is on topic sentences, supporting facts, discourse markers, and concluding sentences.

TUESDAY & THURSDAY CLASSES

Grammar Class (10:00 -11:40)
These classes present important grammatical structures in written and spoken language. In-class grammar exercises, homework and tests are given in each level to help students increase their mastery over the grammar skills learned in class.

Reading/Vocabulary Class (12:00 -1:40)
These classes help students increase their vocabulary within the context of meaningful, high-interest readings. Students learn the skills needed to analyze meanings of unfamiliar words and then incorporate them into active everyday use. Reading assignments focus on an integrated approach that uses a variety of topics, genres, moods, and styles. Students read a variety of interesting subjects and examine them through paired discussions, small group work and whole-class activities.

Tutoring (2:00 – 3:30)
ALCP students may sign up for additional no-cost one on one tutoring. This time may be allotted to those students who are most in need of assistance at the faculty’s discretion.

The American Language and Culture Program offers this eight-week intensive English language program with six levels, six times a year for students with academic or professional goals. The staff and teachers help students with a wide range of personal and academic needs, besides providing information on the many points of interest in the Los Angeles area. Campus facilities such as the library, computerized language and listening lab, cafeteria, swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer fields and gymnasium are available to ALCP students.

Electives:
(vary session to session)
Pronunciation, TOEFL Preparation, Vocabulary, American Idioms, Language Through Media, American Culture

Activities: (dates, times and availability vary session to session)

  • Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers Basketball, Los Angeles Dodgers and Anaheim Angels Baseball
  • Amusement Parks (Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm, Seaworld etc)
  • Ice Skating, Local Mountain Snow Skiing, Famous Pacific Beaches, San Juan Capistrano Mission, Television Tapings
  • Seasonal, Graduation and Monthly Birthday Parties, Barbeques, Local Restaurants
  • Getty Museum, Aquarium of the Pacific, Movies, IMAX Theatre, San Diego and Los Angeles Zoo
  • And More!
   
2009 Orientation and Class Start Dates
Spring
Orientation
Class Dates
Tuition *
A
January 5 & 6
January 7 - February 27
$1,800 per session
B
March 2 & 3
March 4 - April 24
$1,800 per session
Summer
Orientation
Class Dates
Tuition
A
May 4 & 5
May 6- June 26
$1,800 per session
B
June 29 & 30
July 1 - August 21
$1,800 per session
Fall
Orientation
Class Dates
Tuition
A
August 24 & 25
August 26- October 16
$1,800 per session
B
October 19 - 20
October 21 - December 11
$1,800 per session
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