Semi-Intensive English Program

Don't have an F-1 student visa? No worries! Our Semi-Intensive English Program will let you study at PELA and take advantage of all we have to offer!

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Benefis of the Semi-Intensive English Program

  • Quickly improve your English communication and conversation skills.
  • Obtain a high level of English in a short amount of time.
  • Study with students of the same skill level as you.

17 Class hours per week*

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

Optional Weekly Activities

  • Conversation Groups (1-10 Hours)
  • Tutoring Center (1-6 Hours)

Semi-Intensive English Program Schedule

*For Semi-Intensive Programs, students attend 2 of the 3 Focused English Skills classes and all of the Communication Skills classes in the Program. This will bring the total weekly classroom hours to under 18 hours, as required for students not studying with an F-1 student visa. The skills taught in the classes you drop will be covered in other classes. Students are able to choose which classes to attend after they arrive at PELA.

Day of WeekFocused English Skills
Classes
Communication 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*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.
Semi-Intensive English classes are held in the morning (9:00 AM – 12:50 PM).

- Vicky, Taiwan- Vicky, Taiwan
My grammar has not been very good until now; I was always confused. But I like my SPEAKING & LISTENING class because it can give me more confidence and keep me learning English.

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