English as a Second Language

Our Core ESL program is comprised of six levels and based on a six-point scale from A1 for beginners, up to C1 for advanced learners in accordance to International Standards of English Proficiency. There is no minimum proficiency requirement to enter our program. Each main level course is 12 weeks long and the entire program can be completed in 1.5 years. Students take one core course, along with two elective courses in order to provide in depth practice on certain skills. The English as a Second Language program aims to endow students with the fundamental skills necessary to become competent English speakers. Upon completing our program, students will have the linguistic capabilities necessary to succeed at the collegiate level, pursue professional opportunities, and actively participate in American society.

English for Academic Purpose
Designed specifically for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees, the EAP program prepares students to succeed at the Collegiate or University level. Upon completion of the program, students will have attained the essential language skills, independent learning habits, and academic culture necessary for integration into U.S. institutions of higher learning. Our courses help to develop students’ note-taking, discussion, rhetoric, debate, presentation, and research skills within an academic context. By the end of this program, students will have also improved their ability to read and understand the content of written texts in academic English. Students will have gained greater reading fluency and accuracy; a deeper understanding of the content of reading passages; learned strategies for improving comprehension; and developed strategies for independent reading outside of the classroom. Students will be able to construct coherent, well organized responses to a variety of topics and prompts. The EAP curriculum features lectures and dialogues that are broken down into manageable parts, giving students an opportunity to predict, identify main ideas, and effectively manage lengthy input. Guided discussion activities, structured pair and group work stimulate interest and interaction among students. Students will learn how to organize their information and ideas in a graphic organizer, writing, and/or making a presentation to the class.
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Business English
LASC’s Business English program is a one-year multi-level program which uses a research-based curriculum for upper-intermediate to advanced students. The aim of the program is to develop and enhance students’ abilities to communicate in commercial and cross-cultural communication settings involving business. It is designed for students with aspirations to become business professionals and entrepreneurs and for those who wish to continue their studies in undergraduate or graduate business programs. The Business English program at LASC comprises eight courses which collectively focus on giving students a broad understanding of the business world today while simultaneously guiding their English language development. Each course hones in on specific topics related to business as well as language skills or functions that are vital to those business topics. Furthermore, the curriculum focuses on the acquisition of the most commonly used English words, expressions, and grammatical structures as they pertain to the business topic of the course.
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TOEFL
LASC’s TOEFL Preparation program is designed for students who need to meet the English proficiency requirement for admission into undergraduate, graduate, or post graduate programs. Our intensive TOEFL preparation course is structured around the TOEFL exam test itself. The course begins with a demo test, which the students and instructor use as a benchmark to highlight students’ strengths and weaknesses. Our Instructors will review the test in detail with students to discover the students’ main areas of understanding and lack thereof. Next, the instructor will establish a routine for delivering and analyzing information from lectures, interviews, conversations, academic articles, the latest news, and other sources so that students will build skills using authentic materials. The course is further reinforced with intensive grammar, vocabulary, and test-taking skill development exercises from a TOEFL textbook. Students will focus on each section of the test—reading, listening, speaking, and writing—on a rotating basis, and students will take half of a real TOEFL exam each week. In total, students will take at least six authentic TOEFL tests during the quarter, gaining the experience they need to be confident and effective test takers on their actual test day.
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IELTS
LASC’s IELTS Preparation program is designed for students who need to meet the English proficiency requirement for admission into undergraduate, graduate, or post graduate programs. Our intensive IELTS exam preparation course program is structured around the IELTS exam test itself. The course begins with a demo test, which the students and instructor use as a benchmark to highlight students’ strengths and weaknesses. The instructor will review the test in detail with students to discover the students’ main areas of understanding and lack thereof. Next, the instructor will establish a routine for delivering and analyzing information from lectures, interviews, conversations, academic articles, the latest news, and other sources so that students will build skills using authentic materials. The course is further reinforced with intensive grammar, vocabulary, and test-taking skill development exercises from a IELTS textbook. In addition, students will learn essential test-taking techniques relative to strategy, time management, and decision making.
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17320 Red Hill Ave.. #300 Irvine,
CA 92614
Phone:(949) 756-0321
Fax : (949) 756-0344
Email : [email protected]

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LET'S GET STARTED! WHICH TYPE OF STUDENT ARE YOU?

Our students enter our school in a number of different ways. The most common type of student is the F1 student. Almost all students will need to acqiure an I-20 document. Check the type of student you are below to figure out what you need in order to apply!

F1 Student

Students who are outside the United States who require an I-20 to obtain an F1 Student Visa to study in the United States.

F1 Transfer Student

Students who are already in the United States and have a valid F1 visa and an I-20 from another school.

Change of Status

Students who are currently in the United States under a different visa status and wish to obtain an I-20 to change their status to F1.

Tourist Student

Students who are on Tourist visas who would like to take part time classes during their stay in the States.

Local Student

Students who are American Citizens or Permanent Residents.

What Students Say...

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Pamela Bittencourt Silva Nogueira

Brazil

Escolher a lasc como minha escola no estados unidos, foi de longe a melhor coisa que fiz, aqui eu me sinto em casa. Todos que trabalham na escola fazem de tudo para que você tenha a melhor adptação. O ensino é de alta qualidade e é totalmente voltado para realidade e nas coisas que usamos todo dia

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Moad Almeshekah

Saudi Arabia

يمتلك معهد LASC لتعليم اللغة الانجليزية على مرفقات عالية الجودة والمساعه على خلق بيئة مناسبة في تطوير مستوى اللغه لدى الطالب. على سيبل المثال يمكن للطالب الدخول خدمات الانترنت في اي وقت لمساعدة في البحث و مشاهدة البرامج التعليمة، كما يمكنه حجز موعد في مركز المساعدة لدى المعهد لمساعدة لمواجهة اي صعوبات تتعلق بمسيرة التعليميه. معهد LASC يحتوي كذلك على مركز للحاسب الالي واللذي يمكن الطالب فيه من البحث والطباعه والنسخ، لقد حالفي الحظ بالنضمام الى معهد LASC ، وانصح الجميع للدراسه فيه وشكرا.

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Lucy L.

Tustin, CA

LASC-Irvine is fantastic!!! They have different English levels from beginning to advance, and also TOEFL class. School has partnered with many colleges and universities that student can apply without TOEFL scores as long as they finished the certain level. Their teacher’s team is excellent!!! Students are really enjoy their classes and they can make many friends. School staffs are also very good and polite. They have Japanese rep, Chinese rep, Middle eastern rep, so they can provide bilingual service. LASC is credited by ACCET and can issue F1 initial I20 and change of status I20. So if anyone need F1 status, LASC is a good choice.

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Valeriia Bykova

Russia

Английский язык с нуля я начала изучать в LASC. Эта школа способна дать все необходимые знания и навыки английского языка и американской культуры: произношение, понимание, умение говорить , используя правильные слова и фразы. Учителя этой школы – это главное ее достояние. Именно учителя LASC превращают мое изучение языка в увлекательный и познавательный процесс.

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Domini Rodriguez

Mexico

Lo que pienso sobre LASC? Después de haber estado en otro colegio de Inglés, creo que LASC es un colegio serio y muy profesional para aprender inglés. Tienen clases muy interesantes para estudiantes de nivel avanzado como aprender sobre los diferentes modismos. Todos los profesores con los que he tomado clases son realmente calificados como profesores de Inglés como segundo idioma.

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Tien Le

Vietnam

Phát âm của mình đã cải thiện rất nhiều chỉ sau 1 học kỳ tại LASC, chân thành cảm ơn quý Thầy/Cô, đặc biệt là giáo viên Liza, người đã dạy mình với tất cả trái tim.

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João Pedro Albernaz de Araújo

Brazil

Ja fui aluno de outras duas escolas de ESL aqui nos Estados Unidos, com isso, pude notar que aqui na LASC, como aluno do Mestre Thomas Dude eu pude, além de aprender inglês, pude aprender sobre a cultura e a história dos Estados Unidos. Isso definitivamente foi essencial para melhorar o meu entendimento da língua inglesa

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Hong Hu

China

当我第一次来到这所学校LASC,我感觉很好!也是我第一次上ESL的课。我感觉很兴奋!现在,我学到了很多英语知识。我希望我的英语会更好!

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Paula Bermudez

Colombia

En LASC vas a encontrar un buen ambiente estudiantil, con excelentes profesores que ayudarán a mejorar tu nivel de inglés de manera satisfactoria en un periodo corto de tiempo. Estando en LASC he podido compartir con personas de todo el mundo, aprender su cultura y sus costumbres, además mejorar mi nivel de inglés. Las instalaciones de LASC están equipadas adecuadamente para que te sientas cómodo a la hora de tomar las clases, además su personal está disponible en todo momento para ayudarte en lo que necesites.