English as a Second Language (ESL)

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DESCRIPTION

The English as a Second Language (ESL) program is designed for non-native speakers who wish to improve their English proficiency. IAU offers an intensive ESL program of study at six levels for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in the language skills of reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. Understanding U.S. American culture is an integral part of each class. Teachers use audio/visual materials, multimedia-based technology, and individual attention to provide every student with the opportunity to master the English language. A holistic approach is utilized while teaching, listening, speaking, writing, and reading in an immersive environment. Students who complete the ESL program will demonstrate effective academic writing skills in terms of fluency, critical thinking, and reading comprehension.

At this time, IAU is unable to enroll F-1 visa students to the program.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES (PLOs)

Primary objectives of this program include equipping students with the knowledge and ability to:

  1. Acquire a basic foundation in the business field.
  2. Demonstrate developing written and oral communication skills.
  3. Demonstrate a developing ability to integrate learning across disciplines and experience.
  4. Demonstrate a developing understanding of ethical reasoning with regard to how Christian teachings, ethical principles, and core personal values are involved in business decision-making.

 

MODE OF INSTRUCTION

Instruction can be completed through classroom-hybrid and/or online instructional methodologies.