Programs

English Courses

We are experts at teaching English as a Second Language. Our main ESL program is based on 10 levels dictated by qualified professional instructors. Additional more advanced levels are also available after completion of our main program.

New students are required to take a placement test to evaluate their English proficiency. This test consists of 70 questions distributed into three sections: Listening, Reading and Language Use. Students are given 50 minutes to complete this test.

Course Schedule

Orlando Language School offers a highly personalized approach to learning; we can therefore adapt the style and schedule of classes to our client’s needs. The course material and duration are defined after an initial evaluation. During this evaluation we determine the student’s proficiency level, set objectives and the ideal number of class hours in order to reach the desired goal. For those individuals who need to learn quickly, we recommend our Super Intensive Program – 4.5 hours a day, 4 times per week to dramatically accelerate their language learning. We also offer our Intensive Program – 2 hours a day, 4 times per week. Other schedules are also available.

ESL Course Goals

GRAMMAR

Level 1 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: basic personal information and everyday objects, clothes and the weather, time and daily activities, transportation and family, homes and occupations.

Level 2 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic subjects including: food and sports, future plans and health, activities in the past and personal history, childhood memories and making plans.

Level 3 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic subjects including: personal information, work and school, money and shopping, entertainment and personal likes and dislikes, families and family life, sports and exercise, leisure, vacation activities and neighborhoods.

Level 4 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic subjects including: people’s appearances and past experiences, hometowns, cities, and countries, health and food, world geography, activities and plans and life changes.

Level 5 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable intermediate students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: the past and city life, homes and making changes, food, recipes, and cooking methods, vacations and travel plans, common complaints, modern technology and inventions, holidays and special occasions.

Level 6 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable intermediate students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: life in different times, jobs, abilities, and personality traits, remarkable places in the world and personal experiences, books, movies, and TV programs, communication, including: such topics as body language, imaginary events and difficult situations, honesty and giving reasons and explanations.

Level 7 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high intermediate students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: personalities and qualities of friends, parents, partners, and roommates, advantages and advantages of various jobs and careers, favors and messages, storytelling, differences among customs and living in a foreign country, making complaints and describing problems, social problems and environmental concerns, learning preferences and types of learning styles.

Level 8 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high intermediate students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: contemporary topics, such as professional services and dating, significant historic events around the world and future predictions, major life events, personal situation, and types of behavior, successful people and businesses, products and advertising, social habits, predicaments, and mysteries, the production of movies, TV programs, theater performance, and newspapers, giving opinions about
laws and social issues, challenges and rewards in life.

Level 9 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable advanced students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: personalities, likes and dislikes, personal change, rules and obligation in the present and past, advice, places and preferences, contrasting information, routines and habits, personality types and appropriate behavior, small talk and information in chronological order, news events and topical information, frustrating situations and debates, future trends, job qualifications, customs and habits, generalizations and past habits, everyday irritations and complaint styles, hypothetical situations, decisions, customs and the future.

Level 10 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable advanced students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: friendship and advice, preferences, fashion, style, trends, and clothing, first impressions, science and technology, personal beliefs, TV programs, trends in reading and technology, music, success, lifestyles, how changes affect different people, preserving ancient traditions, shopping experiences, effective advertising, opinions about animals, trends and pampered pets, effective communicators, language use, people who have made an impact, human characteristics, events, good role models, successful entrepreneurs and hypothetical situations, values in work and business.

EXTENDED Level 1 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to better understand the following areas of the TOEFL iBT Test including: how to take the TOEFL iBT Test, recognizing the 10 types of TOEFL Reading questions, tips for answering each Reading question type, strategies for preparing for the Reading section, recognizing the 8 types of TOEFL iBT Listening questions, tips for answering each Listening question type and strategies for preparing for the Listening section.

EXTENDED Level 2 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to better understand the following areas of the TOEFL iBT Test including: speaking on a variety of topics that draw on personal experience, campus-based situations, and academic-type content material, the format of the 6 TOEFL iBT Speaking questions, how spoken responses are evaluated on the TOEFL test, the strategies for preparing for the Speaking section of the TOEFL test, tips for answering each Speaking question type, the format of the TOEFL iBT Writing questions, how written responses are evaluated on the TOEFL test, tips for answering the Writing question types on the TOEFL test, strategies for preparing for the Writing section and an writing essay.

EXTENDED Level 3 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: the present time frame, modern technology and personal communication, past forms, arranged marriage in the United States, future time, future plans and suggestions for travel, degrees of necessity, customs in other countries, events, myths, and legends of the past, health and wellness, environmental issues and concerns, various forms of money, unrealized expectations and unexpected outcomes, funny stories, effective communication and potential misunderstanding during communication.

EXTENDED Level 4 Grammar: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable advanced students to communicate in English regarding subjects including: types of personality traits, types of movies and unsolved criminal mysteries, legends and myths in different societies, friendship, putting things off until a later time, controversies, sports, athletes, and sporting events, stories about acts of compassion, types of memory and how we can improve our ability to remember, real conditions or unreality, intuition and speculation, language that is used to ask for and give advice.

 

CONVERSATION

Level 1 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: the classroom, where students are from, the family unit, the home and household needs, daily activities, clothes and shopping.

Level 2 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: food, the weather, the neighborhood and community, health, employment and transportation.

Level 3 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: communicating with other people, describing people, leisure activities and sports, people and relationships, ways to spend and save money, vacations, travel, and tourism, food, drink, and eating out, movies and television.

Level 4 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high beginner students to communicate in English regarding basic everyday subjects including: ways of staying healthy, sleep and dreaming, advice for improving memory, solving common problems, visiting and living in cities, customs in different parts of the world, people of the present and the past, types of homes, rooms and furnishings, past memories and trends and fads from the past, future events and aspirations.

Level 5 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable intermediate students to communicate in English regarding everyday subjects including: meeting people and getting to know them, making a good first impression, food, cooking, and eating out, climate and weather, jobs and work, leisure activities, including hobbies and other interests, sports, games, and other pastimes, modes of transportation.

Level 6 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable intermediate students to communicate in English regarding everyday subjects including: vacations and world travel, inventions, electronic equipment, and gadgets, nature and environmental issues, events in the news, different aspects of urban living, entertainment and the arts, personal histories and past events, comedy and humor.

Level 7 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high intermediate students to communicate in English regarding everyday subjects including: building relationships and developing a positive classroom environment, self-expression and communication, real crimes and fictional crime stories, mystery, optical illusions, and superstitions, school experiences and different learning, success and wealth, languages and customs in different parts of the world, products and how they work.

Level 8 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high intermediate students to communicate in English regarding everyday subjects including: health and fitness and ways to deal with stress, marketing, advertising, and shopping, news stories and current events, relationships between people, safety and danger, being successful and living a happy life, traveling, tourism, vacations and jobs.

Level 9 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable advanced students to communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: language and how it affects the people who speak them, cooperation and competition, family relationships and the elderly, health and leisure, advanced and old-fashioned technology, banking and investing, paying attention to the World Bank, remarkable individuals, creativity and thinking to solve problems, human behavior, in particular to form social groups and associations, crime and punishment.

Level 10 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable advanced students to communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: language and learning in education, danger and daring activities, gender and relationships, aesthetics and beauty, transitions, the mind, working, breakthroughs in science, art and entertainment, conflict and resolution.

EXTENDED Level 1 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to read and communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: new challenges, customs and attitudes in English-speaking countries, teamwork and competition in the areas of sports and business, personal relationships and families, health and leisure, technology, financial matters, remarkable individuals, creativity and creative people, human behavior, crime and punishment.

EXTENDED Level 2 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to read and communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: language and learning, adventurous people and risks involved, gender and relationships, beauty, transitions in life, the mind, working, breakthroughs in science, art and poetry, conflict and resolution.

EXTENDED Level 3 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to write and communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: new challenges, talking, reading, and writing about first impressions and cooperation and competition, writing an essay, writing thesis statements, refining ability to compose essays, writing about cause and effect relationships, writing about a remarkable individual, writing about creativity, writing about nonverbal behavior, writing about issues related to crime and punishment.

EXTENDED Level 4 Conversation: The goal of this course is to provide instructional support to enable high advanced students to write and communicate in English regarding complex subjects including: languages and learning, danger and daring, writing about gender and relationships, writing about beauty and aesthetics, transitions, writing about the mind, working, breakthroughs, art and entertainment, writing about conflict and reconciliation.