English Learning Center • 英語学習センター

32 WEEKS OF INTENSE ENGLISH TRAINING

Next Session begins September 16, 2019

Academic English Program

Maybe you have already mastered skills necessary for academic success. Maybe you haven’t. Either way, you will benefit from the discipline of studying online and gaining insight and skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Whether you are a high school or university student, or professional pursuing a career, the program will challenge you to reach higher in your ability to communicate.

Curriculum

AEP is an English as a Second Language (ESL) program designed to assist students master reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.  The program provides students with effective English language instruction and the skills necessary for academic success.

Program Organization

The 32-week online program consists of eight, four-week sessions.  As courses are intense, students will need 12 to 15 hours per week to complete their assignments. Lessons are flexible allowing students to adjust their study time to meet school schedules.

After taking the placement test, students are placed in courses on their level and progress until they reach their desired proficiency.

*Students will need to pass each course with a seventy percent to progress to the next level.

Ideal for International Students

This program is idea for students planning to attend or already attending a US high school or university and need to improve their English skills.

Academic Honesty

Nelson Center encourages honesty in every phase of learning and values transparency in the use of information from other writers.

Students enrolled in the various courses are expected to always do their own work, and when using information from other writers to credit them by proper citation and references. More information

Outcomes

Students who complete the program are able to:

  • Participate and interact in core classes
  • Read and understand academic passages
  • Write research essays
  • Evaluate and respond creatively to other writers
  • Use academic language and vocabulary
  • Understand and take notes on lectures
  • Prepare and give presentations

Features

  • Rapid learning methods
  • Authentic reading passages
  • Topic-based projects
  • Academic English
  • Effective grammar instruction
  • Academic vocabulary list
  • Interactive lessons

What students are saying

Thank you for fall semester!

“You are very great teacher! I was really encouraged by your words and attitude toward students. I finished all classes because of your encouragement! Thank you”
Aiko
Student

I am so happy that I have taken this online course.

“Really, I am so happy that I have taken this online course. It is very useful and interesting. This course has a good influence on me, I became more confident in myself, especially after the quiz’s results”.
Najat
Student

Thank you for the detailed information

Thank you for the detailed information. This truly helps and now I have a better understanding of structuring my essay.
Marva
Student

Current Courses

  • Placement Testing

      You will begin your program by taking a 60-minute reading, writing, and listening test.  These tests will help us determine which level is best for you.  You will only be able to take the tests one time.

    • Academic English 302

      22 Lessonsin

        In this course, you will write an essay about the similarities and differences between organic and non-organic foods. Level: C1 ProficiencyLength: 4.5 weeksInstructor: Richard P Carrigan, MSE Course Overview In course 302, you will learn and practice reading and writing academic English. You will read authentic passages on the course topic and develop a research […]

      • Academic English 301

        24 Lessonsin

          Academic Writing 3 builds a foundation for university level coursework. It provides international students opportunities to learn American academic skills in reading and writing using direct quotations, summaries, and critical thinking.

        • Academic English 402

          22 Lessonsin

            Academic Writing 3 builds a foundation for university level coursework. It provides international students opportunities to learn American academic skills in reading and writing using direct quotations, summaries, and critical thinking.

          • Academic English 401

            28 Lessonsin

              Course Description This course will help you improve your ability to read and write academic English. Throughout the course, you will research the course topic and work on developing a problem-solution essay. You will learn about writing summary-response essays, paraphrasing, and using in-text citations. You will also learn to support your thesis with outside sources.

            • Academic Speaking 211

              21 Lessonsin

                Academic Speaking/Vocabulary 2B is a practical online course that helps students master basic speaking skills in an academic setting. The course encourages intermediate students to speak with confidence as they interact with other students and teachers.

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