Program Name: English as a Second Language
Credential Awarded: Certificate/Diploma
Accreditation: Manhattan School is licensed and registered by the New York State Education Department and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Tuition and fees: $3,900.00
On-campus room & board: Not Offered
Financial Aid: Federal grants are available for those who qualify.
The overall objective of the program is to develop the necessary English communication skills: oral and written communication. The program is designed to develop oral communication and linguistic competencies, and writing business documentation. JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates of English as a Second Language program, who have not expressed a desire for further career-specific training, generally seek employment within their communities in local businesses using skills and experience acquired before enrolling in our program. This program of study prepares students to function on a high level in this context as it trains them to communicate in English on a higher level, and allows them to be able to read and think critically, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and also creates a strong English foundation that will allow them to succeed should they seek further professional training.
Program Code: E0600
Total course of study: 30 Weeks as a Full Time
E100 ESL-Beginning I - 75 hrs
This course is designed to develop necessary skills to orally converse with communicative and linguistic competence. The course emphasizes the consonant and vowel sounds.
E105 ESL-Beginning II - 75 hrs
This course is designed to enable students to fulfill basic communication needs including giving personal information and describing their daily routines and the world around them.
E110 ESL-Beginning III - 75 hrs
This course is designed to improve students’ daily life interrogative and discourse capabilities; basic person and place descriptive abilities; number, time, quantity, and cost use; daily life receptive understanding skills.
E115 ESL Intermediate I - 75 hrs
This course reviews basic English grammar usage and introduces advanced grammar forms. It also emphasizes the parts of speech, spelling, and the types of sentence construction.
E120 ESL Intermediate II - 75 hrs
This course emphasizes English writing skills, and the goal of the course is to enable students to write effective sentences and paragraphs on selected topics
E125 Intermediate ESL III - 75 hrs
This is a reading course that builds and refines reading skills. It integrates advanced-level reading and critical thinking skills. Students will select and apply appropriate reading strategies to complete academic work.
E130 ESL- Advanced I - 75 hrs
This course will prepare students for composition in a variety of academic situations. This course will include a paragraph and essay writing using graphs and statistics, cause and effect essays, argumentative essays, and compare and contrast compositions.
E135 ESL- Advanced II - 75 hrs
This course gives students the opportunity to practice listening to advanced level speech for main ideas and specific information. Using various dialogues taken from social and academic contexts, they will examine and practice using idioms common to North American English. Students will participate in discussions and give short presentations.