Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program is designed to develop the learning of the English Language efficiently and effectively. It does this by using the proven communicative approach to language learning, making lessons lively and highly interactive with a wide range of activities that include class work, home work, role play, class simulation, written essays and final level tests. These activities are geared to challenge the ability of students while allowing them to have fun while improving their English.

Grammar and Listening Practice

This class incorporates listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar to give students chances to practice language in targeted situations. Students are trained to target accuracy through application of rules in activity-based situations.

Reading and Writing

This class teaches students the important reading skills needed for reading comprehension. It also enhances students’ reading speed while practicing fluent and accurate writing skills.

Conversation (Communication)

This class incorporates listening and speaking comprehension, vocabulary, slang, intonation, idiomatic expressions, body language and other communication skills to help improve the fluency in the English Language. Students are given ample opportunities to practice and consolidate through class simulation, role-plays, presentation and impromptu talk.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The ELEC Intensive English Program structure includes all the important aspects for a strong foundation in the English Language. The 12 levels (1 to 12) in the IEP program spreads 6 broad proficiency bands, starter, elementary, preintermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate, and advanced. Each level is spread over 4 weeks.

LEVEL PROGRESSION

LEVELS  ABILITY UPON COMPLETION
STARTER (1 & 2)
  • Understand a few words and phrases
  • Understand English when spoken to slowly and clearly with the help of body language
  • Communicate at a very basic level in daily situations
  • Use English to shop, give directions and simple opinions
  • Able to use simple grammar like verb-to-be, present and continuous tenses, simple past tense, Wh-questions, adverbs of frequency, subject and object pronouns and adjectives, etc
  • Able to write 1-2 short descriptive paragraphs about oneself, friends or family members, one’s routine and describing one’s room using simple sentences
  • Able to use the reading skills like skimming and scanning in reading text
ELEMENTARY
(3 & 4)
  • Understand English when spoken to clearly
  • Communicate at a basic level in everyday situations describing likes and dislikes, weekends, etc
  • Use English to describe experience, to invite and decline an invitation, to make requests, to agree and disagree
  • Able to use simple grammar like possessive adjectives, prepositions of time, gerund, comparative and superlative adjectives, adverbs, simple past and present perfect, etc
  • Able to write 4-paragraph expository and informational essays using simple and compound sentences
  • Able to use the reading skills like predicting, skimming scanning, guessing meaning from context in reading text
PRE
INTERMEDIATE
(5 & 6)
  • Communicate opinions, comments, prediction and so on
  • Discuss and argue in a culturally acceptable way
  • Understand most questions and statements at a normal speaking speed
  • Carry on conversations with native speakers
  • Able to use grammar like simple and past tenses, present and past continuous tenses, present perfect tenses, time sequencers and connections, ‘be going to’, ‘used to’ quantifiers, conditional, reported speech, etc
  • Able to write 4-paragraph expository essays on problem and solution, compare and contrast using simple, compound, complex sentences, adjective clauses, etc
  • Able to use the reading skills like predicting, skimming scanning, guessing meaning from context, getting the main idea and supporting details in reading text
INTERMEDIATE
(7 & 8)
  • Communicate opinions, advice, and sympathy
  • Discuss and debate in a culturally acceptable way
  • Able to carry out a presentation on topics that are related to their lives
  • Able to use grammar like present and past perfect tenses, gerunds, modals of obligations, modals of deduction, gerunds and infinitives, conditional, reported speeches, phrasal verbs, etc
  • Understand a range of idioms and slangs
  • Carry on conversations with native speakers
  • Participate fully in most conversations
  • Able to write 4-paragraph expository essays on advantages and disadvantages, causes and effects using simple, compound, complex, compound and complex sentences, adjectival clauses, etc
  • Able to write 4-paragraph expository essays with less sentence fragments and run-on sentences
  • Able to use the reading skills like predicting, skimming scanning, guessing meaning from context, getting the main idea, getting supporting details, inferring in reading text
UPPER
INTERMEDIATE
(9 & 10)
  • Communicate effectively in most social situations w Able to use the critical thinking skills in discussions and presentations
  • Able to carry out impromptu talk confidently
  • Able to use grammar like continuous and future perfect tenses, conditional, wish, gerund and infinitives, past modals, clauses of contrast and purpose, adjectives as nouns, reported speeches, etc
  • Understand a wide range of idioms and slangs
  • Maintain extended conversations with native speakers
  • Participate fully in most conversations
  • Use English with growing accuracy and fluency, including in reading and writing
  • Able to write 5-paragraph argumentative and classification essays using simple, compound, complex sentences, compound and complex, adjectival clauses and idiomatic expressions,
  • Able to use the right sentence starters, transitional and other useful words in the essay
  • Able to write 4-paragraph expository essays with lesser sentence fragments and run-on sentences
  • Able to use the reading skills like predicting, skimming scanning, guessing meaning from context, getting the main idea, getting supporting details, inferring in reading text
ADVANCED
(11 & 12) 
  • Communicate effectively in social situations
  • Able to use the critical thinking skills effectively in discussions and presentations
  • Able to carry out impromptu talk confidently
  • Able to use grammar most tenses, discourse markers, speculation and deduction, adding emphases, inversion, ellipsis and substitution, etc
  • Understand a wide range of idiomatic expressions and slangs
  • Maintain extended conversations with native speakers
  • Participate fully in most conversations
  • Use English with growing accuracy and fluency, including in reading and writing
  • Able to write 5-paragraph opinion/persuasive essays using simple, compound, complex sentences, compound and complex, adjectival clauses, cleft sentences and idiomatic expressions,
  • Able to use the right sentence starters, transitional and other useful words in the essay
  • Able to write 4-paragraph expository essays with lesser sentence fragments and run on sentences
  • Able to use the reading skills like predicting, skimming scanning, guessing meaning from context, getting the main idea, getting supporting details, inferring in reading text