The New World of English Language Learning
You have got to be "global" to excel in your profession, and achieve your goals. You have got to know the world around you and the people within it.
You have got to be able to communicate, to learn and to share. You have got to be able to access information through the latest information technology.
You must speak English in order to progress in this high-tech international society that puts a premium on innovation.
According to Newsweek magazine, experts have estimated that by the year 2000, more than 1 billion people around the world will speak or be studying English.
That is an indication that competition in the workplace is getting fiercer, and that you need the additional skills to have the competitive edge. You need English to be competitive.
Intensive English Programs (IEP) are a brilliant way to master the language, especially Schools that are endorsed by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) present you with high educational standards.
What else should you look for when deciding on a school to study English?
Traditional methods of English Language instruction focus on teaching English for the sake of it. Schools who use these methods view the fact that you are not a native English speaker as a crutch, not an opportunity.
In this system, a student who wants to attend an American university is recommended to advance his/her general English skills before pursuing his/her goal. For many of you, this would appear quite logical.
The new world of English Language learning incorporates a league of institutions that enable you to simultaneously pursue your English and personal/professional goals.
You lose no time. You stay on track.
Through specialized tracks, academic, business or general communication purposes, you have the possibility to improve your English while concentrating on one of the three tracks.
You work on projects that are of interest to you. Projects, that help you master your listening, writing and grammar skills. You are engaged in scintillating activities that would not be possible in your home country.
You participate extensively in the community where authentic language is utilized. You also use computers to enhance unique experiences gained both inside and outside of the classroom.
As your English language level improves, you are able to continue your studies with advanced level programs. Intensive English Programs sharpen your skills methodically to prepare you for the challenges ahead of you.
If your English language skill is at an advanced level, you have the opportunity to take professional level studies; these can be either university courses or professional courses that may be attended by both international and American students.
These programs have the flexibility to combine your studies with advanced English classes to support your professional level courses.
Your decision is your investment for your future. So, think B-I-G!
"We must be the change we wish to see in the world. Prosperity and Progress rests upon knowledge and its useful application.
The ability to create, share and use knowledge will determine the success or failure of organizations in the 21st century."