Practical English as a Second Language
International Gateway Kelowna
Language School, Study In Canada, study abroad
Full and part time Practical English as a Second Language programs begin weekly at International Gateway Kelowna for ages 16+. The main emphases of the Practical ESL program are communication and functional English for daily life. Practical ESL programs begin weekly year round. The minimum class size is 6, the average is 8 and the maximum is 12. IGK guarantees a very personalized, fast paced and dynamic approach to language learning. Students can enroll in executive, full or part time programs from 1 to 24 weeks.
Full Time – Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
30 hours per week (includes 1 hour of private tutoring per day from 3:00-4:00pm)
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 2:55pm
25 hours per week
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 12:00noon
15 hours per week
Monday-Friday 12:45pm – 2:55pm
10 hours per week
Five levels of Practical ESL are offered from Beginner to Advanced which focus on the combined skills of reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, listening and speaking. Northstar and Headway are the main textbooks.
Students choose one elective from a variety of afternoon electives depending on their level and interest. Conversation, Canadian Culture, Cambridge FCE/CAE and IELTS exam preparation are the most popular electives. Field trips are incorporated into some electives to reinforce ‘real life’ language practice.
*Each student will be given a placement test on the first day of class to determine their level.
*Homework requirements vary with the level and with the elective but students can expect 30 minutes to 1 hour of homework each day. There are weekly quizzes and tests.
*Not all electives or levels may be offered at one time. A minimum of 6 students is required to run any given elective or level. Contact IGK for a current selection.
*Ages 12-15 can enroll in part time morning Practical ESL from June to August only. IGK homestay placements are unavailable for part time minors. It is strongly recommended that students aged 12-15 enroll in IGK’s all inclusive Youth Vacation Program which runs from June to August.
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