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The ACES program offers students 5 levels of difficulty, each consisting of twelve weeks of instruction. This allows students to make the progression from Basic to College Preparation in 15 months. Students are given a placement exam upon arrival to determine which level they fit into.
Basic (Level 1):
Students gain confidence in the new language by building vocabulary and learning basic grammar and writing skills.
Intermediate (Level 2):
Students begin to explore more complex grammar and vocabulary. Students are introduced to academic topics and language to begin their adjustment to American College life.
High Intermediate (Level 3):
Students are exposed to academic English and start preparing for college entrance. The focus is on language acquisition while introducing students to the themes they will encounter when they begin college classes.
Advanced (Level 4):
Students learn higher level reading, grammar and writing skills. They are expected to speak with a high level of fluency and are exposed to more challenging vocabulary and texts with very few adaptations.
College Preparation (Level 5):
Students are shown the strategies they need to succeed in college courses. Heavy emphasis is given to writing and presenting at the college level. Students learn what is involved in the research and writing of academic reports and read materials with little or no adaptations. At this level students will have a very smooth transition to any of our degree programs.