Super-Intensive English Program

*For more information, please email tcalc.special@temple.edu.

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Summer Online Class Offerings

Perfect your English from home or anywhere with our online classes.

    Class Descriptions

    Intensive Reading and Writing I:  The Essay

    • Read classic short fiction and non-fiction literature, write summaries and essays, and learn to support an argument in writing using appropriate transitions and details. 

    Intensive Reading and Writing II:  Research and Citation

    • Read academic articles and other non-fiction literature and write a short research paper related to the readings.  Learn to develop and support a thesis and use citations.

    Listening and Speaking I

    • Build listening comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development and sociolinguistic competencies.  Students view short videos of speakers and other high-interest content.

    Listening and Speaking II

    • Build listening comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development and sociolinguistic competencies. Students view video lectures, interviews, and other advanced-level content.

    American Cinema

    • Get extra listening comprehension practice and an in-depth look at aspects of American culture.  Students will write and revise film critiques as a way to practice editing skills in writing.  They will also participate in discussions of the films through online discussion boards and in class discussions.

    Presentation and Pronunciation Skills I and II

    • Gain necessary skills to deliver a formal presentation. Learn best practices in PowerPoint design, team building discussions, pronunciation, and improved fluency.
    Meeting Dates & Times
         
    Class Title Meeting Dates Meeting Times*
    Intensive Reading and Writing Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM - 10:50 AM EDT
    Professional Presentations and Pronunciation Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 AM - 10:20 AM EDT
    Listening and Speaking Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:10 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
    American Cinema Tuesday and Thursday 10:40 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    • *All meeting times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
    • Use a time converter tool to find the exact time difference.

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    In-Person Learning | Choose from two tracks:

    In-person learning is not available this summer.

    1. Academic English Track

    • Join this four-week program to quickly improve your language, pronunciation and presentation skills in an immersive environment
    • Build listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through traditional classes as well as through American movies and exploring the great city of Philadelphia
    • Connect with other special program students on trips like New York City, Washington D.C. and the beach town of Ocean City, New Jersey 
    Class Descriptions

    Intensive Reading and Writing I:  The Essay

    • Read classic short fiction and non-fiction literature, write summaries and essays, and learn to support an argument in writing using appropriate transitions and details. 

    Intensive Reading and Writing II:  Research and Citation

    • Read academic articles and other non-fiction literature and write a short research paper related to the readings.  Learn to develop and support a thesis and use citations.

    Listening and Speaking I

    • Build listening comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development and sociolinguistic competencies.  Students view short videos of speakers and other high-interest content.

    Listening and Speaking II

    • Build listening comprehension, fluency, vocabulary development and sociolinguistic competencies. Students view video lectures, interviews, and other advanced-level content.

    American Cinema

    • Get extra listening comprehension practice and an in-depth look at aspects of American culture.  Students will write and revise film critiques as a way to practice editing skills in writing.  They will also participate in discussions of the films through online discussion boards and in class discussions.

    Presentation and Pronunciation Skills I and II

    • Gain necessary skills to deliver a formal presentation. Learn best practices in PowerPoint design, team building discussions, pronunciation, and improved fluency.

    Discover Philadelphia

    • Travel on walking tours throughout Philadelphia to see the amazing murals that fill public spaces and wander through the various free or low-cost art galleries. Note: This class meets off campus and may require public transportation to various sites.
    Sample Schedule
               
    MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY  
    Listening & Speaking American Cinema Listening & Speaking American Cinema Listening & Speaking  
    Break Break Break Break Break  
    Integrated Reading & Writing Professional Presentations & Pronunciation Integrated Reading & Writing Professional Presentations & Pronunciation Integrated Reading & Writing  
      Discover Philadelphia Integrated Evening Activity      
    SATURDAY Trip: New York City/Ocean City, NJ  

    2. Business English & Culture Track

    • In addition to building language skills, business students will develop professional presentations, pronunciation, written communication and business etiquette
    • Students will visit local businesses, hear from business leaders and take part in activities including networking workshops and a business-etiquette luncheon
    Class, Workshop & Trip Descriptions

    Business English with Professional Presentations Course
    Students will learn American business English by

    • reading and listening to business texts.
    • practicing presentation skills.
    • writing formal and informal business correspondence.

    Business Culture & Guest Speaker Workshop
    Students will focus on the language and culture of American business by

    • engaging with guest speakers from a variety of professions.
    • taking part in networking workshops.
    • participating in a business etiquette luncheon.

    Philadelphia Business Visit (not available with on-line format)
    Students will learn about and visit local businesses, including large corporations and small businesses owned by local entrepreneurs, in order to

    • engage with company representatives. 
    • learn about the range of business practices.
    • experience business culture in fields like media and hospitality.
    Sample Schedule
               
    MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY  
    Listening & Speaking Business English with Professional Presentations Listening & Speaking Business English with Professional Presentations Listening & Speaking  
    Break Break Break Break Break  
    Integrated Reading and Writing Business Culture & Guest Speakers Integrated Reading and Writing Business Culture & Guest Speakers Integrated Reading and Writing  
      Philadelphia Business Visit Integrated Evening Activity Philadelphia Business Visit    
    SATURDAY Trip: New York City/Ocean City, NJ