Colorado School Of English, Denver:
Colorado School of English (CSE) has the best location in Denver, in the heart of downtown, close to restaurants, bars, shopping and museums. CSE is also easily accessible by public transportation. Denver, in Colorado State, is known as one of the most beautiful cities in America. It is situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains which is home to internationally famous ski and snowboard resorts such as Vail and Aspen. Colorado State is located in the middle of the United States and offers an excellent opportunity to experience true American culture.
English courses offered by Colorado School of English (CSE) include:
Intensive English / Academic English Program:
The Intensive Academic English Program is made up of small & friendly classes. To be successful in classes that are conducted completely in English, students need to be able to read large amounts of academic material in English, understand lectures given in English, think critically about the ideas they have read and heard, and express their understandings and critiques of ideas through speaking and writing in English.
In this intensive ESL program, you will study conversation, listening skills, grammar, vocabulary and writing. The small class size means that you will have many opportunities to speak, ask questions, and have your mistakes corrected. Classes are very mixed, with students coming from all parts of the world. Meet students from a variety of cultures and countries, and make friends for life.
TOEFL exam preparation is available to students at the high intermediate and advanced levels. Spoken English is emphasized in all classes. You will learn grammar in context, by using it in speaking and writing. You will practice your grammar by doing exercises and written essays at home as well as practicing using the language in class. All students are tested, interviewed and placed in the appropriate level class for each subject area. For example, if you do well with speaking, but need more help with grammar, your conversation class will be at a higher level than your grammar class.
The Intensive English Program is accelerated. This means that students may advance through the levels at any pace. You can move to the advanced level as quickly as possible, and you won't have to wait for the end of a term. You can start at a beginning level and graduate from the advanced level in just 6 months. The program allows open entry and open exit. You can begin any Monday and finish anytime. Some students come to Colorado School of English to study for 2 weeks, others stay for a full year. Most students pay tuition every 4 weeks until they have reached their language goals.
TOEFL iBt Exam Preparation Course:
A high score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is an essential step in being admitted to graduate or undergraduate programs at most U.S. colleges and universities. At CSE we use the latest technology to help students polish the language skills needed for the exam and make them smarter test takers. Students review grammar, build vocabulary, and develop reading, listening, and speaking skills. Students also do practice TOEFL tests. TOEFL preparation courses last from 4 - 24 weeks and students can start the course on any Monday.
Professional English Program (Evening Classes):
The Professional English Program is designed to enable working professionals to improve their English communication skills. The courses in this program are designed to help professionals of all types with the tools they need to interact in English with others on a personal and professional level. They are more than just "business English," and they are not just for "business people." The materials used emphasize cultural issues in the professional workplace, as well as different levels of discourse, networking, presentation skills, and industry trends.
The Professional English course enables you to fully explore a wide range of topics in a group setting. Your instructors will lead discussion-based classes, highlighting cultural aspects of communication and focusing on a variety of activities. Conducting meetings, negotiating, telephoning, presenting, socializing, formal writing, and interviewing are some of the topics that are developed through weekly critique, role-plays, and case studies. Instructors constantly adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of the participating students. Customized readings, presentations, and vocabulary allow you to efficiently and effectively improve at a rapid pace.
Instructors develop lesson plans specifically for the participants' interests. This variety allows for all types of learners to join a class that specifically fits their needs and learning styles.
English Immersion Program:
CSE combines English classes with instructional and recreational activities, social and cultural events, and accommodation with a host family. The goals of this program are to teach students English, to educate them about the world through integration with students and staff of different cultures, to raise their awareness of international issues, to teach them valuable skills that will last their lifetime, and to give them a wonderful and memorable experience in the U.S.
Students receive 5 hours of English instruction per day, 4 days a week. Classes are kept small and the curriculum is designed to be challenging but also interesting (focus is on speaking, grammar or writing according to student level and goal). Initial placement test and evaluations are given to ensure that students are at the correct level. When students are not in class, they are participating in lots of fun activities.
Our host families are carefully selected and have long-time experience with our school and our students. We encourage you to interact with the host family as much as possible. Such interactions can include eating your meals with them, going on weekend excursions in the city, and exploring the beautiful areas around Denver. It is also a way for you to immerse yourself in the language and learn how to converse comfortably in English. You will have your own private bedroom and two meals per day.
English Evening Classes:
Colorado School of English offers a variety of evening English language courses to participants whose main language is not English including au pairs and immigrant students. This evening classes include: Beginning English Review; Intermediate English Review; Advanced English Review; TOEFL Test Preparation; Business English.
Private English Lessons:
If you have special needs, limited time to improve your English proficiency or just want the convenience of a one-on-one learning situation, we can accommodate your needs. Our English programs can be combined with private tutoring classes. We provide professional English language coaching to business employees, undergraduate & graduate students, travelers, people seeking Permanent Residency, and any non-native English speaker wishing to improve their English.
Our private English lessons can focus on conversation, pronunciation, accent reduction, grammar, technical English, TOEFL, TOEIC, GMAT, GED, SAT, ACT preparation and more depending on your individual needs.
Other programs offered by Colorado School of English:
- Executive ESL Program (includes Business English; Accent Reduction; English for Lawyers; English for Doctors & Special Programs)
- Corporate English Training - Private tutoring for companies and organizations
- Creative Writing Course
- 5-week intensive TEFL / TESL Certificate Program
For further information on any of the English courses listed above, please contact us quickly via our Contact Page.