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  Program Description: The Academy of Allied Health Sciences’ Conversational ESL Program is a thirteen (13) week course intended to help students to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English. In this course classes are offered at four levels: Beginning ESL Literacy, Beginning ESL (b) Low Intermediate ESL (c) High Intermediate ESL, (d) Low Advanced ESL, and High Advanced ESL, and will cover basic English sentence structure and grammar, conversational and writing skills, as well as speech and vocabulary building skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take any of the National Certifying Examinations such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This program has two important aspects for the prospective candidate. The first is for the passing of any of the National ESL exams such as TOEFL which every candidate should attempt at the end of the program. The second is for job opportunities and for individual prospects for the successful candidate such as working as translators for bilingual candidates and many others. Upon entrance to our program we use the US Department of Education Educational Functioning Level Descriptors ESL Language Approved Level indicators in order to assess and identify prospective customers’ English Comprehension levels. The basic entry level admission requirement for our program is that the client have either a US high school diploma / GED or have taken the TABE test with a minimal score of 486 or a score between 58 and 64 on the

 

Financial Assistance: Available for most applicants

 

Work Environment: The job market opportunities for individuals who have a basic ESL educational background is varied and broad. They can work as Interpreters and Translators among many others. Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another. The median 2012 pay in this category has been $45,430 per year or about $21.84 per hour. Jobs have been short term and long term and available jobs were 63,600 in 2012. Interpreters work in schools, hospitals, courtrooms, and conference centers. Many translators work from home. Self- employed interpreters and translators frequently have variable work schedules. Most interpreters and translators work full time during regular business hours. Other job opportunities listed by the US Department of Labor (DOL) are:

 

  • English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Adult Basic & Secondary Education & Literacy Teachers & Instructors
  • Secondary/Middle School Teachers & Career/Technical Education
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
  • Tutors
  •  Foreign Language/Literature Teachers, Post
  •  Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers
  •  Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
  •  Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
  •  Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers
  •  Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  •  Special Ed Teachers, Kinder/Elementary Sch
  •  Business Teachers, Postsecondary
  •  Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
  •  Musicians and Singers

 

Program Length: 390 Hours

Sched: Day: 9am – 3pm Eve: 5pm – 9pm

Duration: Approximately 3.2 months

Eligibility: HS Diploma / GED / TABE Test

Tuition: $4000