If you want to learn English, LASC is the place for you. We focus on making sure you learn English and have fun doing it.
After graduating from our ESL program, many of our students go on to college or university. We have special programs in place so that our ESL graduates don’t have to take the TOEFL (or can enroll into partner universities that accept lower TOEFL or IELTS scores).
When you join our ESL program, you will test into one of seven levels to start your studies:
|Levels||For students with:|
|ESL Level 1||Little or no background in English.|
|ESL Level 2||Basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English.|
|ESL Level 3||Basic proficiency in English.|
|ESL Level 4||Intermediate English skills.|
|ESL Level 5||Intermediate proficiency in English.|
|ESL Level 6||Advanced skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking.|
|English for Academic Purposes (ESL Level 7)||College-level English skills, preparing for academic studies|
Every day you will take two hours of ESL class targeted at your level. The classes will be focused on four key ESL skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
|ESL Level 1||Developing basic vocabulary||Developing basic grammar||Building and refining fundamental conversational skills, pronunciation|
|ESL Level 2||Developing vocabulary||Developing grammar||Building and refining fundamental conversational skills, pronunciation|
|ESL Level 3||Improving reading comprehension||Studying increasingly complex grammatical structures||Developing conversational skills|
|ESL Level 4||Building on reading comprehension||Developing writing skills and studying complex grammatical structures||Refining intermediate conversational skills|
|ESL Level 5||Honing reading comprehension skills||Learning paragraph composition and basic essay structure.||Developing speaking and listening skills|
|ESL Level 6||Reading increasingly complex academic texts||Developing essay writing skills.||Participating in discussions, delivering oral presentations and learning to communicate with fluency on a wide range of topics.|
|English for Academic Purposes (ESL Level 7)||Reading college-level academic texts,||Developing academic writing skills.||Developing advanced listening and note-taking skills and delivering academic presentations. Engaging in classroom discussion and lectures of a wide range of academic topics|
LASC Elective Courses
In addition to your ESL level class, you can choose two or four electives (depending on your program) to round out your ESL studies.
|ESL Levels 1 & 2||Afternoon Beginning Reading and Writing
Basic English Grammar
|Beginning Listening Skills and Conversation
Afternoon Beginning Listening and Speaking
|Introduction to Reading||Intro to Writing|
|ESL Levels 3 & 4||Intermediate Grammar
|Intermediate Listening Skills and Conversation
|Reading Short Stories
|ESL Levels 4 & 5||Advanced Grammar||Speech and Debate
|ESL Levels 5 – 7*||Advanced Grammar
Classic Stories and Creative Writing
|Advanced Listening and Speaking
American Idioms and Slang
|Advanced Reading||Advanced Writing|
|Newspaper and Media, English Through American Culture, Business English|
*ESL Level 7 is officially known as English for Academic Purposes.
You can view our elective course descriptions here.