english classes online

Improving your English can be a simple and most enjoyable journey with Arizona Language Center’s online English classes.  If you like to learn in a group, you will love our small English classes for adults with a priority on interaction and accountability.  If you would prefer one-on-one private tutoring, you will take advantage of flexible scheduling and custom curriculum to your language level.  For intensive courses and custom curriculum, please let us know at [email protected]

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If you don’t like your class or experience, no problem.  We will refund any payment you made within 7 days. 

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Work your way through the ESL levels and receive your certificates of achievement.  Advance to interpreter certificates & TEFL.

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Learning a new language helps us grow as humans and improve our relationships in our personal and professional lives. 

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NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT

New students to our language school can submit their ESL applications to begin the enrollment process.  Class capacity is 8 students.  New language student are not guaranteed admission. 

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LIVE STUDENT ASSESSMENT

Students ready to learn can schedule a student assessment with an experienced ESL teacher to received a more complete understanding of your English language proficiency level in  a 15-minute live online assessment.

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ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST

A placement test is needed to assess your language skill level.  Complete the placement test to receive your score and the available English classes for your language level. The test is 40 questions and takes approximately 5-10 minutes. 

ENGLISH CLASSES ONLINE SCHEDULE

Improving your English can be a simple and most enjoyable journey with Arizona Language Center’s online English classes.  If you like to learn in a group, you will love our small classes with a priority on interaction and accountability.  If you would prefer one-on-one private tutoring, you will take advantage of flexible scheduling and custom curriculum to your language level.


Class


Day


Time

ESL Group - Level 1

Monday & Wednesday

10 AM - 11:30 AM

ESL Group - Level 5

Tuesday & Thursday

9 AM - 10:30 AM

ESL Group - TOEFL

Tuesday & Friday

11 AM - 12:30 PM

Saturday

9 AM - 11 AM

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY LEVELS

Our language school has seven English language levels starting at level 1 (basic beginner) and graduating at level 7 (college prep).  These levels are indicators of a student’s English language proficiency levels and aligns with specific skills and benchmarks for each language level. 

BASIC BEGINNER – LEVEL 1

English students will develop essential beginner English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, for survival in basic situations in everyday life. These English classes for adults build essential speaking patterns, vocabulary, reading and writing skills, and helps with basic cultural orientation. Students in our language school learn to form correct speech patterns and write sentences in simple verb forms in the affirmative, interrogative, and negative structures, and also learn basic nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs.

Grammar: present simple, using “be” and “have,” regular and irregular verbs, nouns  and pronouns, subject/verb agreement, using “would like,” using “how many” and  “how much.”

HIGH BEGINNER – LEVEL 2

English students will further develop basic English language skills, adding more vocabulary and grammar to be able  to speak about simple topics and have basic conversations in English, as well as being able to  read and write English at a high basic level. Through an integrated communicative approach to language  acquisition, students continue to build up their vocabulary, learn new speech patterns and  situational grammar structures in short dialogues and role-plays. Students will practice  pronunciation patterns, learning to understand and participate in basic casual conversations  to survive in an English-speaking environment. 

Grammar: simple present, simple past, comparative adjectives, question forms, expressions  of frequency, verb forms, progressive forms, countable and non-countable nouns, modals,  future simple.

INTERMEDIATE – LEVEL 3

English students will begin recognizing and using basic grammatical structures habitually and  fluently, and begin to use and recognize higher English vocabulary and more complex grammatical  structures in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The intermediate English course online will  gradually increase students’ vocabulary and bridge the gap between knowing the grammar  structures and using them in contexts. At intermediate language levels, students will learn to use  grammar structures more accurately, meaningfully, and appropriately. A wide variety of  communicative activities will provide opportunity for active language use enabling students  to discuss various topics with one another and talk to native English speakers with ease, being able  to understand them in authentic settings. Writing skills will develop from composing 75- word drafts to 150-word English essays within a given time.  

Grammar: Present, past, future, and present perfect tenses, recognizing past and past perfect  tenses, modals, infinitives, gerunds, comparisons with adverbs, future time clauses and  expressions, main and dependent clauses, definite/indefinite articles, future possibility.

 UPPER INTERMEDIATE – LEVEL 4

English students will begin to adapt, understand, and recognize linguistic structures at all levels,  being able to function in most life situations with minimal errors. The integrated approach at  the high intermediate ESL level further advances students’ understanding and use of  the English language in  speaking, grammar, and writing. This course bridges the gap between knowing the grammar  structures and using them in contexts. A wide variety of communicative activities will  provide opportunity for students of our language school to discuss various topics with one another and talk to native English speakers, understanding them in authentic settings with ease. Students will be involved in  individual small presentations and learn the basics of research. Writing skills will develop  from composing 150-word to 200-word essays in English within 30 minutes. At this level, students will also focus on creative writing skills and master techniques of free writing. 

Grammar: Gerunds/infinitives, passive and active voice, past unreal conditions, adjective  clauses, contrasting simple past, present perfect, and present perfect continuous,  concessions, direct and indirect speech, past perfect, phrasal verbs, future progressive tense.

ADVANCED – LEVEL 5

Advanced English Students will be able to communicate and function in any situation of American life and  society, using all language structures fluently with minimal errors. Advanced English level students are presented with contemporary issues and relevant content based on authentic radio  broadcasts and topics of universal interest. Students will further develop listening strategies  by identifying the main ideas and details in the reports and materials of the content-based  interviews. As they fine-tune their listening skills, they will add vocabulary and become  more familiar with idiomatic language. Students will learn to develop their ideas in a more  profound form and debate different points of view. They will gain a deeper understanding of American values and culture. When reading about a topic, students will learn to integrate it  into their writing, carefully focusing on sentence structure and overall accuracy. They will  develop the necessary skills to outline ideas, and organize their positions in well-structured  

300-word English essays, which will include a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Learning to  edit and peer reviews, along with various collaborative learning activities, will enhance  student learning and achievement. 

Grammar: past unreal conditions, double comparatives, adjective clauses, adverb clauses of  comparison and contrast and cause and effect definite/indefinite articles, infinitives and  gerunds, passive voice, noun clauses.

TOEFL PREP – LEVEL 6

TOEFL students will be able to synthesize all information previously learned, developing analytical  skills in reading and listening comprehension, being able to speak and write at a native or  near-native proficiency level. 

This course prepares the culturally diverse students of A to Z Language Program to take the  required new generation TOEFL internet-based test (iBT) in order to be admitted to US  colleges and universities (undergraduate and graduate programs). The content develops all  the required skills for the language proficiency test: writing, listening, speaking, and reading  sections. Students will practice strategies for writing the independent and integrated essays,  perfecting what they already know in organizing and structuring the essays in the required  formats.  

Test Prep strategies: Note-taking, paraphrasing, synthesizing, academic skills, writing  workshops.

COLLEGE PREP – LEVEL 7

Students will use and comprehend English at a native proficiency level, further developing  and fine-tuning the academic skills necessary to succeed in higher education in the USA. In  addition to the skills developed in Level 6, this course will help students successfully  function in a college or university environment. They will be listening to lectures, taking  notes, and preparing and conducting group and individual presentations. They will learn to  develop analytical reading and critical thinking skills through problem-solving and other  techniques. Students will acquire research skills necessary for presentations and writing  projects and prepare them to overcome the learning and cultural challenges they may face  along their academic journeys.

 

TEST YOUR LANGUAGE LEVEL

Take the 40-question placement test to receive your results and class options.

If you are considering studying English with online classes, it is important to study materials that are your skill level.  If the material is too advanced, the students find the challenge frustrating and many students lose interest and stop studying.  If it is too easy, the students get bored and lose interest. 

Taking a placement test will start the conversation about your English language proficiency.  This test may be followed by a full ESL assessment to determine the best curriculum for your skill level.  

If you would prefer a live ESL assessment, let us know.