The curriculum is designed to prepare a learner the reading, writing, listening and speaking English language skills. While learning to acquire English proficiency from an English native speaking person, the learner learns about life skills and the essentials of daily living skills in the United States.
One of the important skills in preparing for an American academic institution is learning the essentials of being successful in an academic environment as well as how to function in an American classroom ranging from participation in discussions, listening and communicating, and to be resourceful and skillful in writing. Likewise for a business professional, you learn to be adept in written and verbal communication and present yourself professionally.
The instructor facilitates discussion while student learns to speak English drawing upon her knowledge and experiences.
For successful acquisition of English proficiency, the learner goes through a six month program of ten knowledge domains and Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic. There are three levels of competencies in the program. The final 5 week module prepares the learner for the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic. At the end of each level, learners will take a Pearson Test of English Academic Practice Exam. At the end of the program, learners take the PTE Academic Exam to assess their skill level through standardized measures. The PTE Practice Exam and the final PTE Exam fees are included for students who complete the six month program.
Class time is asynchronous which means there is flexibility in the times you are in class. There is once a week real time meeting session to practice verbal communication. The time is arranged with the instructor. Students in groups can make a request to be placed as a team for a class. This program is intense and the learner has to be prepared to dedicate time for homework assignments and class participation.
An exceptional resource offered to AdSum students, and included in the tuition is the access to the World Book Web. World Book Web is a collection of rich databases filled with authoritative content of World Book covering topics from green living to history while utilizing practical developments of English and introducing new vocabulary. Learning, writing, and researching is further enhanced through e-books of classic literature and links to newspaper publications from around the world.
Students in the program are given assistance to the application process to the U.S. colleges and universities and the connections to the institutions.
Prerequisites: High School Level English
Duration: 24 weeks
Module 1 - Introduction
The learner gets acquainted with the online classroom environment and knows the digital facility. Class members will introduce themselves and to each other, and learns the various forms of expressions with greetings and farewells.
Module 2 - Daily Living Skills
The class discusses family, heritage and how to make friends by initiating a conversation and maintaining communication. The topic also includes learning to express time, environment and basic daily living needs.
Module 3 - Relating to Community
The instructor will draw upon the learner's own interests and talk about his/her community of interests. The discussion extends to exploring countries, culture, places of attractions and landmarks.
Module 4 - Entertainment and Recreation
The learner has fun with using digital tools to explore entertainment and recreation. The learner is trained to be able to distinguish good selection of digital materials for further language development in speaking.
Module 5 - Communications
Young adult learners are immersed in the world of cell phones and the video media for communication. Learners become aware of the usage of words in conversational English through these digital channels. The class members practice speaking with the awareness of influencing or persuasion.
Module 6 - Consumer Education
The sessions overall focus on consumer education. The class covers buying an item in a store, read content on lables and discuss spending.
Module 7 - Buildings and businesses
The class sessions focus on the ability to give directions and engage in conversations about how to travel. The learner will have the ability to describe residential and commercial buildings and businesses.
Module 8 - Health
The young adult learners discuss nutrition, wellness and good healthy practices
Module 9 – Schools / Business
The sessions focus on understanding schools and life in another country especially the U.S. The learner achieves the preparedness in verbal communication for furthering their education or work in an English speaking country.
Module 10 – Resources
The course focuses on writing formats and knowing sources of research such as libraries, online libraries, and reliable secondary research sources. For business professionals, the instructor can have you prepare assignments related to business settings.
Module 11 – Pearson Test of English Academic Exam Preparation
The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic exam preparation consists of fifteen lessons designed to give guided practice of all skills assessed within the PTE Academic. The learner will have an understanding of the exam and practice in the four basic skill areas: reading, listening, writing and speaking.
Tuition: 24 weeks (about 6 month program) includes PTE Academic practice exams and exam voucher (included only on completion of all levels),
World Book Web Reference Database Center, books, software, guidance to college and university admission.
One payment term - Fees: US$3,600