Three Levels of Instruction
Level 4 – Intermediate
Level 5 – High Intermediate
Level 6 – Low Advanced
New students take a placement test when they arrive to determine their level. Depending on their level, they will take 23-25 hours of classes each week.
Each level takes approximately one semester (15 weeks) to complete. Students have the option to take a summer session (10 weeks) to attempt to pass a level. Note that Level 4 is typically not offered during the summer due to low demand. The summer session is usually recommended for returning students only due to its shortened schedule and intensive nature. Summer is best for motivated new students who have at least a TOEFL iBT 70 or place into our Levels 5 and 6.
NC State Grading System
Numeric grades are given for all work assigned in class including daily homework assignments, quizzes, in-class assignments, tests and exams. In the IEP, numeric grades are based on a scale of 1 to 100.
The equivalent letter grades are as follows:
|8:30 - 10:00||Conversation & Presentation Skills||Listening & Note-Taking||Conversation & Presentation Skills||Listening & Note-Taking|
|10:00 - 10:40||Break||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|10:40 - 12:40||Academic Writing & Advanced Grammar||Academic Writing & Advanced Grammar||Academic Writing & Advanced Grammar||Academic Writing & Advanced Grammar|
|12:40 - 12:50||Break||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|12:50 - 1:50||American Life & University Culture|
|1:50 - 1:55||Break||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|1:55 - 3:55||Academic Reading & Vocabulary||Academic Reading & Vocabulary||Academic Reading & Vocabulary||Academic Reading & Vocabulary|