Curriculum

The English for Academic Preparation Program​ curriculum provides a serious, intensive program of language preparation that focuses on academic skills and university preparation. Every week you will have 22 hours of instruction. Here is a sample schedule:

Sample Class Schedule

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
MORNING Reading / Writing
2 hours
Reading / Writing
2 hours
Reading / Writing
2 hours
Reading / Writing
2 hours
No required classes
 
 
Optional TOEFL Preparation Classes
 
 
ALI Activities: sports, music, culture
Break
Grammar or Elective
2 hours
Grammar or Elective
1 hour
Grammar or Elective
2 hours
Grammar or Elective
1 hour
AFTERNOON Lunch
Conversation Groups or Conversation Partner Program (optional)
Listening / Speaking
2 hours
Listening / Speaking
2 hours
Listening / Speaking
2 hours
Listening / Speaking
2 hours

Elective Classes

  • Grammar for Writing
  • Pronunciation
  • American Culture
  • Business English
  • American Literature
  • San Francisco Neighborhoods