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Our commitment to community, academic excellence, friendship, and one-on-one interactions between faculty and students help our students achieve success in their English language ambitions. Whether you are a beginner simply looking to improve your English and knowledge of American culture, or an advanced speaker hoping to refine your skills and get into an English-speaking university or workplace, we can help you reach your goals.

Our English Language School offers two primary programs: Foundations and Intense.

These are each tailored to our students’ needs and level of English language proficiency. An assessment will be given after enrollment to determine which program is fitting for the student.

Foundations Program

Our Foundations Program offers classes in foundational communication skills in American English. We use English labs, among other techniques, to help students learn the basics of written and spoken English.

This program consists of two levels: Basic and Intermediate.

The Foundations courses focus on:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Writing skills, including proper grammar
  • Electives to help integrate into the American culture

The Crenshaw School’s student-centered approach facilitates this delicate time of learning: when interpersonal interaction helps students excel and grasp onto the language and concepts extremely well, and with less stress.

Intense Program

Our Intense Program prepares students for undergraduate or graduate studies, as well as for workplace environments.

It consists of two levels: Upper Intermediate and Advanced.

The Intense Program offers:

  • A concentrated program of English skills, with emphasis on developing oral and written fluency 
  • Test prep and practice for SAT/ACT, TOEFL, and IELTS
  • Electives to help comprehend and integrate into American culture

A variety of techniques, including English labs, offer real-world situational practice to help students practice and achieve high-level proficiency, as well as comfort in the language and culture. Our focus on personal connections facilitates this acceleration into fluency and cultural integration.