English schools in the USA and Canada

New York - Manhattan and Queens; Florida - Miami Beach; New Jersey - West New York
School:Zoni Language Centers

Programs:
Premium Intensive English Program (IEP)
Local English Program
Elective English Courses
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
Other languages - Spanish / Portuguese / French / Italian/ Mandarin / Russian / German
Additional Classes

Premium Intensive English Program (IEP):
The Premium Intensive English program offers language instruction with an integrated approach that includes four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The specific courses under these programs also include the incorporation of pronunciation, vocabulary building and conversation activities using grammar in context. Extra curricular academic activities such as field trips to museums, historical sites, observation of NYC life and film showing are provided to enhance and to reinforce English proficiency.

Program choices:
Premium IEP - Manhattan only: 4 hours of instruction per day, five days a week, plus additional activities (20 hrs. / week) The Premium IEP curriculum includes four proficiency levels:

> I Beginner
Courses provide you with basic communication skills and English grammar. You learn to construct simple to complex sentences and develop vocabulary skills to be able to participate in small group discussions.

> II Intermediate
Courses develop your awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning. You learn to participate in big group discussions and practice giving short talks. You develop fluency in speaking and writing.

> III High Intermediate
Courses enhance your ability to communicate with and understand English speakers. You increase grammatical accuracy in writing and speaking and develop your reading comprehension.

> IV Advanced
Courses further develop your fluency in speaking, reading, listening and speaking. You attain a high command of vocabulary words and idioms to help you participate in class discussions. You acquire a stronger grammar foundation, develop your ability to react to readings and enhance active listening skills.

Advanced - Academic Courses:
These courses are designed for advanced level ESL students. The main goal is to provide students with adequate English proficiency to perform academic reading/writing and speaking/listening tasks. Students will acquire the appropriate skills in giving oral presentations, taking comprehensible notes, self correcting for accuracy in writing and speaking, writing multi-essay compositions and simple academic papers as well as reinforcing critical thinking.

The courses present an integrated approach in language acquisition for academic life and career.

Intensive Pronunciation & Accent Reduction:
Study the sounds, rhythms and intonation of North American English. This course is taken in our multimedia computer lab dedicated to helping you with pronunciation and accent reduction. In the lab, we analyze speech from American films and music to give you real examples of everyday English. Then, on the computers, you will analyze your own speech by recording your voice, literally seeing a picture of it on the screen, comparing it with the speech of a native speaker, finding errors, and correcting your speech.

Length of program:
Eight weeks with four hours of instruction per day, five days a week.

Intensive TOEFL Program:
This course prepares students to take the national TOEFL test in either of two formats: computer-based or paper-based. It provides a very comprehensive review of all the components needed for the TOEFL test such as written structures (grammar), reading comprehension, listening comprehension and essay writing. It provides a thorough discussion on the techniques and strategies for taking the test. Students are given free access to the computer lab to do a complete practice TOEFL test.

Length of program:
Ten weeks with four hours of instruction per day, five days a week.

Intensive IELTS Preparation course:
This course helps learners develop detailed knowledge of English skills and strategies needed for success to pass the IELTS exam. It emphasizes in improving academic English as well as the linguistics aspects of the course. It includes vocabulary and grammar tasks, skills building and exam practice tasks. It is consists of four modules with corresponding exercises, tasks and practice tests.

Length of program:
The program will consist of two sessions, four weeks per session and four hours a day, Monday through Friday.

Intensive Business English Program:
This course includes instruction in U. S. business practices, business writing and speech & oral presentation. It enriches vocabulary and builds accurate grammar usage. It provokes and reinforces critical thinking by analyzing cases of success stories of various businesses in the U.S., and how they relate to other businesses globally. The students are led on field trips to financial and business districts, and they attain a better perspective of the business environment.

Length of program:
Twelve weeks with four hours of instruction, five days a week.






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