Class Schedule

The Center for English Language and Culture for International Students curriculum has five proficiency levels:

  1. Pre-elementary
  2. Elementary
  3. Intermediate
  4. Pre-advanced
  5. Advanced

Each level is composed of four hours of instruction per day, five days a week (Monday through Friday). The instruction is divided into four classes. Students take one hour a day of Speaking/Listening, one hour a day of Grammar/Communication, and two hours a day of Reading/Writing. The Speaking/Listening and the Grammar/Communication classes meet for the full semester, while the Reading/Writing I and the Reading/Writing II meet for seven weeks each. There are no promotions in the middle of the semester.

Class times

Time Course
9 to 9:50 a.m. Speaking/Listening
10 to 10:50 a.m. Grammar/Communication
11 to 12:50 p.m. Reading/Writing I (first half of semester)
11 to 12:50 p.m. Reading/Writing II (second half of semester)

Pre-elementary

ESL 0100 - Speaking/ Listening
ESL 0101 - Grammar/ Communication
ESL 0102 - Reading/Writing I (first half of semester)
ESL 0103 - Reading/Writing II (second half of semester)

Elementary

ESL 0100 - Speaking/Listening
ESL 0101 - Grammar/Communication
ESL 0102 - Reading/Writing I (first half of semester)
ESL 0103 - Reading/Writing II (second half of semester)

Intermediate

ESL 0100 - Speaking/Listening
ESL 0101 - Grammar/Communication
ESL 0102 - Reading/Writing I (first half of semester)
ESL 0103 - Reading/Writing II (second half of semester)

Pre-advanced

ESL 0100 - Speaking/Listening
ESL 0101 - Grammar/Communication
ESL 0102 - Reading/Writing I (first half of semester)
ESL 0103 - Reading/Writing II (second half of semester)

Advanced

ESL 0100 - Speaking/Listening
ESL 0101 - Grammar/Communication
ESL 0102 - Reading/Writing I (first half of semester)
ESL 0103 - Reading/Writing II (second half of semester)

Internet-based TOEFL

The Internet-based TOEFL will be offered at Western Michigan University each semester. Sign up online to take the iBT test. CELCIS students can get help with TOEFL preparation in the SET lab.