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The Intensive English course focuses on building individual English language skills and overall English communication skills.

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 Benefits of the Intensive English Program

  • Quickly improve your English communication and conversation skills.
  • Obtain a high level of English in a short amount of time.
  • Prepare yourself to use English in a work or university environment.

 Required Weekly Activities

  • 10 Hours of Focused English Skills Classes
    • Reading, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
    • Writing
    • Listening & Speaking
  • 10 Hours of Communication Skills Classes
    • Integrated Skills
    • Grammar for Communication

 Required Weekly Activities

Intensive English Program Schedule

Day of WeekFocused English Skills ClassesCommunication Skills Classes
MondayListening & Speaking
50 minutes
Writing & Grammar
50 minutes
Integrated Skills
Communication Skills Focus
100 minutes
TuesdayReading, Vocabulary, & Pronunciation
100 minutes
Grammar for Communication
100 minutes
WednesdayListening & Speaking
50 minutes
Writing & Grammar
50 minutes
Integrated Skills
Communication Skills Focus
100 minutes
ThursdayReading, Vocabulary, & Pronunciation
100 minutes
Grammar for Communication
100 minutes
FridayListening & Speaking
50 minutes
Writing & Grammar
50 minutes
Integrated Skills
Communication Skills Focus
100 minutes

Each Program session is 4-weeks in length.

Choose between studying in the morning (9:00 AM – 12:50 PM) or afternoon (1:00 PM – 4:50 PM).

Students may choose a mix of morning and afternoon class times as well.

The Intensive English Program really fits my needs. The teachers are all passionate about teaching and I really had a great time in PELA. Grammar is normally a nightmare, but at PELA I felt that I made progress everyday! – Jipo, Taiwan

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D’Arcy Owen

D’Arcy Owen

Director

He has a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and has taught English since 1995.

He has been at PELA since 2003.

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Chris Quinn

Chris Quinn

Teacher / Housing Coordinator

Chris holds Bachelor degrees in English Literature and International Politics.

He joined our school in 2007.

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Devon Balwit

Devon Balwit

Teacher

Devon has been teaching English for over 18 years. She has a Masters in English Literature.

She joined our school in 1997.

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Natalie West

Natalie West

Teacher

Natalie has M.A. in TESOL from Portland State University, along with a M.A. in Rhetoric and Writing Studies from San Diego State University.

She joined our school in 2012.

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Diana Haughton

Diana Haughton

Diana has a M.A. in TESOL from UNIVERSITY, along with a B.A. in Spanish and Religious Studies from UNIVERSITY.

She has been at PELA since 2012.

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