English schools in the USA and Canada
Description: There are 12 levels of instruction and over 50 classes in the Golden Gate Language School Intensive English Program (IEP). All classes are small with a maximum of 12 students. Each class hour consists of 50 minutes of class time and a 10-minute break. Full-time attendance is four or five hours of class per day. Part-time attendance is three hours of class or less per day.
Certificate: Upon completion of studies, each student is awarded the California Association of Language Schools Certificate of Achievement.
True Custom Tailoring of Your Course
Unlike many programs which put a student at the same assessment level for all classes, Golden Gate Language School places you at the correct level for each skill. For example, if your ability is greater in grammar than in conversation, your grammar class will be at a higher level than your conversation class. Our 12 level program assures you of a proper fit. This accurate placement for each class allows you to learn effectively in all areas.
University Format for Classes
Over 50 courses are offered in our program including a variety of elective classes such as Business Conversation, TOEFL Grammar, Speaking Naturally and Pronunciation. At many levels, you not only take courses which are required, but you can also choose courses that are of special interest to you.
Rather than restricting you to one teacher for all subjects, students at Golden Gate Language School (GGLS) have a designated instructor for each class (per 6 week session). This gives you the opportunity to learn from a team of qualified English speaking professionals.
Many Friends and Small Group Classes
As in college, you may have different classmates in each of your classes. This arrangement makes it easier to find new friends and to learn about other cultures. Classes are limited to 12 students, ensuring greater personal attention and opportunities to participate.
Flexible Entry and Course Length
Students may enter the program at any time. Course length will vary from one week to one year, depending upon each individual's goals and language proficiency. We carefully monitor your progress to make sure that you are reaching your objectives.
College Advising Service
Golden Gate Language School maintains excellent relations with colleges and universities in the Bay Area and beyond. College catalogs, applications and admissions information are available to students. GGLS graduates are regularly accepted into the college or university of their choice.
Conditional College Acceptance Program
This program enables students to apply to both GGLS and an affiliate university or college at the same time. Upon approval, the affiliate institution will issue a letter of conditional acceptance.
Affiliate two-year institutions offering Certificate Programs and Associate Degrees:
Cañada College, San Mateo, California
DeAnza College, Cupertino, California
Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, California
San Jose City College, San Jose, California
Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado
West Valley College, Saratoga, California
Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, Washington
Affiliate four-year institutions offering Bachelor's and Master's Degrees:
Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Lincoln University, Oakland, California