CAPE offers three types of English Language
Programs for individuals, each designed to meet different needs: General
English, English for Academic Purposes, and American Business English.
- General English Program: The General English program
provides a foundation in all skills from beginning to advanced level.
This course is designed
for people who want to be able to use English in social situations
and for international travel and encounters, as well as for those
to acquire a solid foundation before enrolling in one of the special-purpose
classes in CAPE's program.
- English for Academic Purposes: The English
for Academic Purposes class is offered to students who have achieved
at least an intermediate
level in the General English Program. The course emphasizes skills
that students will need to be successful when studying at a university
the United States. English majors from any of the universities in
Asia will also find this course very useful in helping them achieve
proficiency required in academic contexts.
- American Business English: The American Business
English program is designed for people who need to be able to use English
colleagues, employees or business partners in an international context.
In all of CAPE's English Language Programs, the four language skills of listening,
speaking, reading and writing are addressed, but students are particularly
encouraged to take advantage of living in an English-speaking community to
improve their listening and speaking skills. Classroom work therefore emphasizes
the interactive use of spoken English, combining intensive English language
training with preparation for cross-cultural experiences.
Courses are designed at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels,
and individuals may register for either a 6-week or a 10-week term, as
the courses are offered on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Placement
are administered at the beginning of each term to determine the appropriate
level for each student. CAPE sponsors these programs only for groups of 20 or more. Please inquire for more details.