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English as a Foreign Language - Intermediate (EFL-I)

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Subject Categories:
Elementary Class, English as a Foreign Language (EFL), English Language Arts, Writing and Composition

TPS English as a Foreign Language – Intermediate (EFL-I) is for students who have basic conversational English skills, and want to develop the academic level necessary for a national English exam, the TOEFL, or a high school or college class taught in English. This course provides practice and immersion in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with an integrated focus on grammar and vocabulary. The class time involves group instruction, discussion, collaboration and interaction, plus homework and activities outside of class that must be submitted on time for feedback and evaluation. The course features assignments and activities to prepare students for future academic courses taught in English (e.g., TPS high school or college classes).

Grade Levels*:
4, 5, 6
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
Notes and Conditions

EFL Program: This course is the first part of the TPS English as a Foreign Language program which runs from grade 4 through grade 9. This course is suitable for any EFL student, and ideal for China students.

Readiness Assessment: For students enrolling in a TPS EFL course for the first time, the course requires two preliminary individual assessments of each student’s English level in all areas of language acquisition. The first individual assessment is a written test exploring a student’s reading and writing. The second individual assessment is conducted by meeting with the teacher in an online meeting.

“EFL-I class is good and useful for students whose native language is not English. You practice listening, speaking, and reading, but the most important part is you learn grammar and academic writing.”

Lion Z

“This course has many fun parts, including a lot of games and reading and writing. You might also have challenges, but my teacher helped me with those.”

Joyce W

“I like this class very much because it allows you to put knowledge into your mind in a very relaxed and happy environment.”

Joshua W

“The teacher has patience, and she explains clearly the things we need to know when writing a paragraph. After I take this class, my writing improves.”

Aimee W

“I would recommend this course because it is very helpful for me and for my future.”

Youri K
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