Communicative English Program

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Designed to help non-native speakers of English improve their English skills, AUM’s ESL Communicative English Program is held throughout the year in six-week terms. You may begin your work here at the start of any six-week term. Every new student takes a placement test, which is specifically designed for this program. You will be placed in a class level based on your placement test scores attained upon enrollment.

Communicative English classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm – 8:35 pm.

Calendar

Term

Dates

Placement Test Dates

Fall 1, 2015

August 24 – October 5
(No class on September 7 – Labor Day)

August 11

Fall 2, 2015

October 26 – December 9

(No Class Thanksgiving Week)

October 14

Spring 1, 2016

January 25 – March 2

January 5

Spring 2, 2016 

April 4 – May 11

March 22

Summer 2016 

June 13 – July 25

(No class on July 4 – Independence Day)

May 31

Fall 1, 2016 

August 22 – October 3

(No class on September 5 – Labor Day)

August 9

Fall 2, 2016 

October 24 – December 7

(No Class Thanksgiving Week)

October 11

Goals

    1. Speak confidently and effectively in a variety of everyday survival situations.
    2. Understand expected behavior in these everyday survival situations.
    3. Improve clarity and accuracy of pronunciation.
    4. Learn the sounds, rhythms and intonation of standard American English.
    5. Develop speaking confidence through discussions through a variety of topics.

Course Features

    • A multi-skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) syllabus.
    • A focus on accuracy and fluency.
    • Speaking on contemporary, real-world topics.
    • Natural, conversational language.
    • Grammar in communicative contexts.
    • Task-based listening activities.
    • Fun, personalized speaking activities.
    • Emphasis on pronunciation

Registration

To register or for more information, send an email to esl@aum.edu, call 334-244-3131 or visit the ESL Office on the 7th Floor of the Library Tower.

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