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)

TOEFL preparation class and Internet-based TOEFL

TOEFL preparation class

Each semester, CELCIS offers an optional TOEFL preparation class. This course provides students with instruction in skills and strategies for taking the Internet-based TOEFL. Students do exercises taken directly from the TOEFL sub-sections. They also practice and review completed tests. The cost for this class is in addition to the regular CELCIS tuition. The class will only be offered if there are enough students interested. Please let the CELCIS office know if you are interested in taking the TOEFL preparation class.

Internet-based TEOFL

The Internet-based TOEFL will be offered at Western Michigan University each semester. Sign up online to take the iBT test.

UNIV 1010 and UNIV 1020

All CELCIS students (except F-2 students) are required to take either UNIV 1010 or UNIV 1020 in the fall semester. Students will be placed into UNIV 1010—Introduction to the University, or UNIV 1020—Career Exploration and Development. Students who have taken UNIV 1010 will be enrolled in UNIV 1020. These courses are free of charge for CELCIS students and offer one University credit for successful completion.