Crossing Borders Group, Houston:
Located in Rice Village in south-central Houston TX, Crossing Borders provides quality English language classes for adults of all levels - from complete beginner to advanced. Our English courses include Intensive English, Business English and English Conversation classes. We offer group classes and private English lessons, which are ideal for students who need flexibility in their schedule or need to learn as quickly as possible. Private lessons can take place at our center, your home or office or other location of your choice in the Greater Houston area. Crossing Borders also offers English classes in Katy, Spring/The Woodlands and in San Antonio.
English Language Courses for Adults:
- General English Classes:
Our English (ESL) classes for adults place an emphasis on conversation and small groups (2 to 8 students); allowing students plenty of time to practice and excel. We concentrate on English for everyday life. Students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills with focus on pronunciation. Classes focus on building vocabulary, grammar, and communication skills that are appropriate for different cultural, work and social settings.
- Intensive & Semi-Intensive English Classes:
Our Intensive and Semi-Intensive English classes focus on the essential building blocks for language acquisition: Grammar, Writing, Reading, Listening, Conversation, Vocabulary / Idioms, and Cultural Awareness. They are designed to help you to:
- Improve your speaking fluency
- Perfect your grammar and speech patterns
- Adapt to and prepare for real-life situations
- Organize your thoughts through writing and speaking
On enrollment, students must complete a comprehensive English language evaluation, which measures their abilities in reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension. With levels Pre-1 to Level 7 available, the results of this test help to ensure that we place the students at the appropriate level. Our native-speaker instructors focus on building proficiency by using structured classroom instruction, by subject, and activities during the four hour block. Every day, students delve into level-appropriate textbooks, and are expected to complete homework assignments and other activities, to optimize language learning.
- English Conversation Classes:
Our English conversation classes are specifically designed for students who have achieved a level of proficiency that allows them to participate fully in a conversation-based course. The purpose of these classes is to develop the students’ speaking and listening skills, teach them about the local culture and customs while building their confidence. Dynamic conversation activities assist students in achieving fluency in English for everyday life.
- Business English Workshop:
Designed for students who already speak and understand English very well, but still need to improve. The goal is to learn how to structure speech correctly, how to define concepts and to speak and write properly in the business world. Topics covered in this course include: general business correspondence, negotiations, discussion of commercial topics, dialogues in business situations and more. An assessment test is provided before starting the program to make sure that the student is ready for this level.
- American Pronunciation & Accent Reduction:
A strong foreign accent can prevent you from achieving your professional or personal goals and reaching your full potential. Our native and expert instructors can help you to communicate with confidence, clarity and accuracy. This class requires a minimum 12-hour commitment and can only be scheduled in a private setting.
Our classes can be customized to meet your individual needs and learning goals. Some people may need help communicating in business presentations and meetings. Other students simply want to stop old pronunciation habits, and avoid the need to repeat themselves in order to be understood. After the first class with your private instructor, he/she will customize your lessons to include American pronunciation, listening, grammar and vocabulary instruction, public speaking and presentation skills, Business English conversation skills and more. Besides working with textbooks, your instructor will incorporate various learning materials. As the course progresses, the instructor will also incorporate articles and audio material tailored to your occupation or interests.
- Private English Lessons:
Private English classes are a great way to get introduced to the language. For students wanting one-on-one, personalized attention, a flexible schedule or an accelerated class, private lessons are the best choice. Take the class at your home, your office, at a library, or at our learning center.
These classes are tailor-made to your needs, level and style of learning. Our classes focus on correct pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition, with the goal of being able to converse, read, and write in English. Our experienced instructors guide you through your learning with encouragement and support.
Further English Courses:
- TOEFL Exam Preparation
- English Classes for Executives (in corporate offices)
For further information on any of our English classes, please email via our Contact Us page.