English Courses

If you're an international student and you're thinking about seeking education in the United States or other English speaking countries, you may want to enroll in an intensive ESL course. Rather than typical English courses, which involve reading great works of literature, students who take ESL classes learn the basics of the English language.

Typical ESL classes focus on writing and reading English, and also pay close attention to grammar, speaking and listening to the English language. Many colleges and universities throughout the United States require international students to provide proof of ESL coursework upon admission. Many international students elect to continue their English education here in the United States. Many colleges offer traditional reading comprehension courses to international students. These courses allow students to further improve their written and verbal English skills. If English is not your native tongue, you can find a number of institutions to teach you the basics and beyond.

You don't have to be an international student to take ESL courses. Many professionals seek to learn the basics of the English language to enhance their earning potentials. People who work in international trade, communications, and technology fields often take ESL classes to reduce communication breakdowns between international partners. Some people take ESL classes and then go on to teach English to other students. This is a great way to give back to your community, and is also a great career choice, as the need for teachers is always growing.

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Duolingo releases Klingon language course
That means, "The Klingon does not understand English." Soon, that won't be a problem for "Star Trek" fans itching to communicate with Klingons. Language-learning platform Duolingo launched its Klingon course on Thursday. The free course allows learners to ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:33:00 GMT

The Hindu-Rostrum English debate contest on March 24
will organise a State-level debate competition in English for college students on March 24 on Alva?s Vidyagiri campus in Moodbidri from 9 a.m. Students pursuing graduate and postgraduate courses, including professional courses, can participate with each ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Mar 2018 09:44:00 GMT

Duolingo Klingon course finally launches for English speakers
Language-learning company Duolingo has finally launched its Klingon course, the end result of more than two years of work. The company first announced plans to release a Klingon course back in May 2015, but as with other courses, a lot of work goes into ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:12:00 GMT

County aims to break down racial barriers to gifted classes
That same year, Henrico's gifted classes were 66.1 percent white ... field Thirty percent of Elizabeth Scott's 1,034 students this school year don't speak English as a first language, one of the highest populations of English language learners in Chesterfield.
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:12:00 GMT

English class for parents at one Memphis school fuels sense of community
There are several other parent ESL classes in Memphis, but Bailey?s is one of the longest-running. As part of her role, Bailey also mediates complaints, misunderstandings, and meetings between teachers and parents learning English. The ESL class has been ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:33:00 GMT

Proposed pilot offers Kansas high school students a free college English course
TOPEKA ? The top official of the Kansas Board of Regents recommended Thursday the Legislature authorize a pilot program granting high-school students the opportunity to take a free college-level English course. The initiative would be the beginning of a ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:45:00 GMT

Fla. schools adopt mixed-ability English classes
Two North Carolina school districts have more black and Hispanic students enrolled in gifted-education programs than state and national averages. One district has increased its diversity by identifying as gifted the students in grades three through seven ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:49:00 GMT

This public college wants to cut English, history ? and 11 other liberal arts majors
For decades, students planning to major in English, history or philosophy have been needled ... offer students a broad based liberal arts education, including introductory courses in a variety of disciplines, but only specialize in select programs, he ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:12:00 GMT

New free online Stanford course analyzes relationship between sports and universities in the United States
Vermeule co-developed the course with classics Professor Susan Stephens ... who is now a visiting assistant professor of English at Wesleyan University. The class is split into six sections that range from the history of ancient athletics in Greece ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:47:00 GMT

Study: Indiana sees enrollment increase in language courses
The study conducted by the Modern Language Association shows that while enrollment in language courses other than English fell 9.2 percent at the nation's colleges and universities between fall 2013 and fall 2016, four states showed increases. The Herald ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:21:00 GMT