Curriculum Description

CELCIS classes prepare students to study at Western Michigan University and other U.S. American colleges and universities. Additionally, CELCIS classes can help professionals improve their English for work.

  • Instruction is divided in to four classes: Speaking/Listening , Grammar/Communication, Reading/Writing I, and Reading/Writing II

Levels:

Elementary

Intermediate

Pre-Advanced

Advanced/Advanced Plus 

NOTE: Elementary-level students may be placed in the Intermediate Level when enrollment is limited. 

Students interested in applying for a WMU Pathway Program can find more information here

Elementary

Speaking/Listening

  • Develop fluency in speaking
  • Learn basic communication skills in English.
  • Learn to participate in small group and whole class discussions.
  • Practice giving short talks.
  • Learn to to use basic note-taking skills.

Grammar/Communication

  • Develop fluency in speaking and writing.
  • Learn basic English grammar.
  • Learn to self-edit for grammatical accuracy in speaking and writing.
  • Develop awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning.

Reading/Writing

  • Develop fluency in reading and writing.
  • Develop vocabulary skills.
  • Develop the ability to use text organization for comprehension.
  • Learn conventional writing mechanics.
  • Develop the ability to react to readings.
  • Develop basic research and library skills.

Intermediate

Speaking/Listening

  • Communicate with and comprehend English speakers.
  • Participate in small group discussions in academic situations.
  • Participate in whole class discussions and activities.
  • Give oral presentations.
  • Take comprehensible notes.

Grammar/Communication

  • Develop fluency in writing and speaking.
  • Increase grammatical accuracy in writing and speaking.
  • Self-edit for accuracy in writing and speaking.
  • Develop awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning.

Reading/Writing

  • Read and comprehend texts.
  • Write academic papers.
  • Create study guides.
  • Write essay exam answers.
  • Use research and library skills.

Pre-Advanced

Speaking/Listening

  • Communicate with and comprehend English speakers.
  • Participate in small group discussions in academic situations.
  • Participate in whole class discussions and activities.
  • Give oral presentations.
  • Take comprehensible notes.

Grammar/Communication

  • Develop fluency in writing and speaking.
  • Increase grammatical accuracy in writing and speaking.
  • Self-edit for accuracy in writing and speaking.
  • Develop awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning.

Reading/Writing

  • Read and comprehend texts.
  • Write academic papers.
  • Create study guides.
  • Write essay exam answers.
  • Use research and library skills.

Advanced/ AdVANCED PLUS

Speaking/Listening

  • Communicate with and comprehend English speakers.
  • Participate in small group discussions in academic situations.
  • Participate in whole class discussions and activities.
  • Give oral presentations.
  • Take comprehensible notes.

Grammar/Communication

  • Develop fluency in writing and speaking.
  • Increase grammatical accuracy in writing and speaking.
  • Self-edit for accuracy in writing and speaking.
  • Develop awareness of the relationship of grammar to meaning.

Reading/Writing

  • Read and comprehend texts.
  • Write academic papers.
  • Create study guides.
  • Write essay exam answers.
  • Use research and library skills.