College of the Extended University

CPELI Intensive English Programs

English Language Programs

CPELI Intensive English Programs

  • Six levels from beginner to advanced
  • Placement upon arrival through ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) scores, an oral interview and a writing sample
  • 10-week courses offered four times a year
  • Classes include: Grammar, Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing skills
  • Students must be prepared to attend 20 hours of class per week anytime Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Students are enrolled in 2 core classes of 10 hours each. Sample description below:

LISTENING/SPEAKING/READING - This is an integrated English class that stresses spoken communication and collaborative learning. Students also focus on improving their reading fluency developing their vocabulary.

GRAMMAR & WRITING - This course is closely coordinated with Core Class #1, and focuses on developing students’ academic writing skills and structure.


1. LEARNING OBJECTIVES BY LEVEL

Level

Student Learning Objectives

Level Criteria

1

  • Expand vocabulary
  • Achieve fluency in basic conversational English
  • Expand listening skills through a variety of activities
  • Develop and practice basic academic skills that help students learn more effectively
  • Read and follow dialogues and directions
  • Write a loosely organized paragraphs with legible handwriting
  • Edit for capitalization, sentence punctuation, and correct spelling
  • Write simple sentences about past, present, and future using correct verb forms
  • Form and answer “why” and “yes/no” questions

To receive a Level 1 Certificate, you must have:

  • iTEP Score: 1 or higher
  • LSR Class Grade: 70% or higher
  • WG Class Grade: 70 % or higher

2

  • Practice and become comfortable with a variety of reading styles
  • Expand practical and academic vocabulary
  • Practice and become comfortable speaking in front of others in a variety of manners and under various circumstances
  • Expand listening skills through a variety of modes
  • Write simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Write, organize, and develop academic paragraphs
  • Locate errors in writing and revise paragraphs
  • Use appropriate verb tenses
  • Understand the parts of speech

To receive a Level 2 Certificate, you must have:

  • iTEP Score: 1.5 or higher
  • LSR Class Grade: 70% or higher
  • WG Class Grade: 70 % or higher

3

  • Develop listening and speaking skills at an intermediate level through both classroom tasks and interaction with English speakers outside the classroom
  • Use formal presentation skills suitable for an academic setting
  • Improve reading comprehension and speed through reading strategies and personal and timed reading
  • Increase both general and academic vocabulary
  • Raise note taking awareness
  • Compose simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Compose five paragraph essays using generating strategies on a variety of topics using adequate support
  • Identify writing errors and revise for clarity and accuracy
  • Control grammatical and mechanical features in their writing
  • Make use of adjective and adverb clauses and phrases
  • Compose paragraphs and essays under time constraints

To receive a Level 3 Certificate, you must have:

  • iTEP Score: 2.5 or higher
  • LSR Class Grade: 70% or higher
  • WG Class Grade: 70 % or higher

4

  • Utilize vocabulary building skills including learning word prefixes, suffixes, and roots
  • Participate in academic forms of public speaking and debate
  • Identify and utilize over 150 new academic words
  • Identify social nuances of the English language and modify appropriately
  • Take notes from various mediums and apply such skills to relevant course material
  • Write formal college-level essays
  • Communicate clearly through the use of appropriate grammar and sentence structure
  • Develop the ability to use direct quotes, paraphrase, and summarize information
  • Extend reading and written vocabulary
  • Develop reading comprehension and fluency through timed, extensive, and intensive reading

To receive a Level 4 Certificate, you must have:

  • iTEP Score: 3 or higher
  • LS Class Grade: 70% or higher

RW Class Grade: 70 % or higher

5

  • Understand academic lectures, take complete and effective notes for review, and ask for clarification during lectures where appropriate
  • Develop the ability to summarize and paraphrase information, synthesize information from a variety of sources into a comprehensible whole, and present this through informal/formal discussion in a logical manner
  • Present research in an academic manner
  • Develop question-asking skills in order to seek clarification during various classroom activities, actively and confidently take part in class discussions and problem solving assignments, and present oral reports based on both short readings and comprehensive research
  • Building and retaining vocabulary in written and spoken English in a variety of settings
  • Acquire rhetorical forms that are essential to an effective American essay
  • Communicate clearly through the use of appropriate grammar and sentence structure
  • Extend reading and written vocabulary
  • Develop reading comprehension of different types of writing from a variety of sources
  • Develop the ability to summarize and paraphrase information, to synthesize information from a variety of sources, and to write both brief and extensive essay responses

To receive a Level 5 Certificate, you must have:

  • iTEP Score: 3.5 or higher
  • LS Class Grade: 70% or higher

RW Class Grade: 70 % or higher

6

  • Understand complex academic and field-specific lectures, take complete and effective notes for review, and ask for clarification during lectures where appropriate
  • Develop the ability to incorporate and synthesize content of academic listening material into formal presentations
  • Present research on professional, academic, field-specific and/or controversial topics with effective references to outside sources
  • Demonstrate question-asking skills in order to seek clarification during various classroom activities, actively and confidently take part in class discussions and problem solving assignments, and present oral reports based on both short readings and comprehensive research
  • Utilize academic and field-specific vocabulary to express precise meaning
  • Master rhetorical strategies that are essential to composing research-based academic essays and reports
  • Further refine the ability to summarize and synthesize information from journal articles and other accepted academic sources
  • Communicate clearly through the use of appropriate grammar and sentence structure
  • Construct a literature review of a discipline specific topic.
  • Correctly utilize field specific vocabulary.
  • Apply research to analyze and offer suggestions to solve field specific problems.
  • Critique research by evaluating research methods, analyzing results, and conducting follow-up research. 

To receive a Level 6 Certificate, you must have:

  • LS Class Grade: 70% or higher
  • RW Class Grade: 70 % or higher

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2. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS

CPELI students are required to attend at least 90% of all classes and complete every course to the satisfaction of the instructor. If a student falls below this 90% threshold, he or she will be at risk of being out-of-status.

Students will be marked absent anytime they do not attend class regardless of reason. A student may be absent without losing status if the cause of the absence is:

• Illness • Accident • Family emergency

 Students must provide documentation such as a doctor’s note or police report for an absence to be excused. This documentation should be given to the front office. Doctor’s notes will only be accepted on the first day a student returns to class after the period of absence. In addition, no more than three days absent per term will be excused for medical reasons. Students who exceed three days absent per quarter for medical reasons will be placed under consideration for reduced course load per SEVP regulations. Additional medical documentation may be required for students to be placed on reduced course load.

Absence for any other reason will be considered unexcused and will be recorded as such on the student’s attendance record.

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3. SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Academic Year Sample Schedule A
TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:00 - 9:45 Listening Speaking No Class Listening Speaking No Class Listening Speaking
9:45 - 10:05 Break Break Break Break Break
10:05 - 11:50

Optional Conversation Partners

Listening Speaking

Optional Conversation Partners

Listening Speaking Break
11:50 - 12:10 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:10 - 2:25 Grammar Writing No Class Grammar Writing No Class Activties
2:25 - 2:45 Break Break Break Break Activities
2:45 - 5:00 No Class Grammar Writing No Class Grammar Writing Activities



Academic Year Quarter Sample Schedule B
TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
8:00 - 9:45 No Class Grammar Writing No Class Grammar Writing Break
9:45 - 10:05 Break Break Break Break Break
10:05 - 11:50 Grammar Writing

Optional Conversation Partners

Grammar Writing

Optional Conversation Partners

Grammar Writing
11:50 - 12:10 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:10 - 2:25 No Class Listening Speaking No Class Listening Speaking Activties
2:25 - 2:45 Break Break Break Break Activities
2:45 - 5:00

Listening Speaking

No Class

Listening Speaking

No Class Activities



Summer Quarter Sample Schedule A
TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
8:00 - 10:15 Listening Speaking Grammar Writing Listening Speaking Grammar Writing
10:15 - 10:30 Break Break Break Break
10:30 - 12:45

Reading Writing

Listening Speaking

Reading Writing

Listening Speaking
12:45 - 1:30 Break
1:30 - 3:00 Activities

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