The Intensive English course provides rigorous and relevant classroom instruction in English language skills and American culture and history.
This class teaches the basics of how sounds are made with the mouth, and the "musical patterns" (prosody) of English. Learners will have abundant, interactive opportunities to apply this knowledge to their own speech and become better understood by their listeners.
This class is designed for speakers of English as a Second Language who are already familiar with English grammar rules, but still struggle to use them when speaking. This class will systematically review grammar rules and then provide students with conversational activities and intensive instructor feedback to help correct fossilized mistakes.
Students in the program also select an academic area of interest to explore through enrollment in a Rochester Scholars course.