Super-Intensive English Program

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

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Summer Online Class Offerings

This program is cancelled for Summer 2021. Check out our other online offerings here.

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