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English as a Second Laguage

 
WHO IS THIS FOR?  
Our programs are designed for adult non-native speakers who wish to improve their English language skills for professional purposes or to meet college or university entrance requirements. The proficiency level and training schedule for each student is determined based on the results of a placement test and personal interview. Instruction focuses on preparation in all language skill areas including reading, listening comprehension, speaking and writing.

 

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F-1 VISA STUDENTS

METHODOLOGY
At Chiron Training Center we focus on helping students to learn to communicate effectively in English.  We put great emphasis on the development of speaking and listening comprehension skills, and teach grammar and vocabulary in context.  We strongly encourage active participation and strive to make every lesson as interactive as possible, so that learning is both effective and fun.  Our students study English through exploration of cultural scene of New York City: field trips to museums and theaters are an exciting part of the learning experience.

We use a Task-Based approach to learning, also known as PBL, i.e. Project-Based Learning which has proved to be very successful and effective.  We keep groups small and provide students with individual attention to address their learning needs and ensure success. More on methodology

 

ESL (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ) - Regular Program

600 hours (100 hours/level, 6 levels)*
 

Levels from Starter to Advanced  (click on each to program to browse objectives):
  • Starter
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Be able to determine a purpose for communication
    • Be able to respond using limited spoken English to routine questions in familiar situations
    • Be able to determine a purpose for listening
    • Be able to understand some frequently used key words in familiar contexts when spoken slowly and with repetition
    • Be able to determine a purpose for reading
    • Be able to read numbers
    • Learn letters
    • Learn some common vocabulary
    • Learn to comprehend phrases and some simple sentences with familiar vocabulary with pre-reading assistance
    • Be able to determine a purpose for writing
    • Learn to print letters, and basic sight words related to personal information and other familiar contexts
    • Learn to type a limited number of letter combinations
  • Pre-intermediate
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Know the letters of the alphabet
    • Recognize and use cardinal and ordinal numbers
    • Recognize/respond to and use basic vocabulary
    • Respond to and ask simple questions in familiar contexts (e.g., personal information)
    • Follow simple directions
    • Use basic vocabulary for social interaction
    • Produce simple statements
    • Recognize personal information words in print (e.g., first/last name, address, telephone number, ssn, date of birth, sex, marital status)
    • Recognize words and phrases related to immediate needs
    • Write simple sentences
    • Use simple punctuation (e.g., period, comma, question mark)
    • Learn to type letter combinations
  • Intermediate
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Learn to express basic needs and can engage in social conversations in an organized way to address the reason for communicating
    • Be able to use some strategies to monitor the conversation
    • Be able to maintain the conversations that include limited descriptions, concrete terms, and more complex grammar structures (passive voice, conditional)
    • Be able to monitor comprehension
    • Be able to use listening strategies when participating in a conversation or completing a simple task
    • Be able to understand learned and new phrases in familiar context
    • Learn to use reading strategies and context clues to comprehend and analyze clearly organized texts and can reflect on the meaning of the text and combine new knowledge with prior knowledge
    • Be able to organize, convey, and revise ideas in simple paragraphs in familiar contexts with control of basic grammar structures, spelling and punctuation
    • Learn to type texts with the speed of about 20 wph
  • Upper Intermediate
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Be able to organize thoughts, provide information, and monitor communication in a conversation on a variety of day-to-day subjects with firm control of basic grammar
    • Be able to express thoughts creatively
    • Be able to comprehend conversations on day-to-day subjects that are supported by repeating, restating, and adjusting rate of speech and can incorporate information from listening with prior knowledge
    • Be able to read narrative prose and descriptive essays if the topic or context is familiar and analyze the meaning or purpose
    • Be able to use appropriate reading strategies, context clues and inference skills with familiar materials
    • Be able to produce and edit well-developed descriptive and narrative paragraphs using basic punctuation and basic and complex grammar structures
    • Learn to type texts with the speed of about 20 WPH
  • Advanced
    Program Objectives:
    • Be able to organize thoughts and converse clearly on a variety of subjects using basic grammar, appropriate word choice, register, pace
    • Be able to express thoughts clearly and creatively using appropriate monitoring strategies
    • Comprehend conversations on a variety of subjects using monitoring strategies and incorporating new knowledge with prior knowledge
    • Read, comprehend, and analyze narrative prose and descriptive essays applying appropriate reading strategies, comprehension strategies and prior knowledge
    • Be able to produce well-developed descriptive and narrative essays that include the mastery of punctuation and grammar structures
    • Be able to edit and revise to improve communication
    • Learn to type texts with the speed of about 30 WPH

Price in a group setting: $860 ($25 registration fee), tuition fee does not include the price of the book $25 per level

Duration: 17 weeks with the schedule of two 3-hour classes per week or 12,5 weeks with the schedule of two 4-hour classes per week.

Program includes:

  • Placement test
  • Speaking skills development
  • Listening comprehension training
  • Reading comprehension training
  • Skim and Scan reading
  • Writing skills development
  • Grammar training
  • Building vocabulary
  • Phonology training
  • Job Interview skills
  • Typing exercises
  • Situational language set phrases
  • Communication skills and Strategies
  • Interpersonal and Presentation skills
  • Telephone techniques, handling calls

* This program can be covered in an individual or semi-private (2 students) setting.

Duration will depend on customized total of hours with one level taking 60 hours.

Price: private $40, semi private $30, registration fee $25

 

ESL (Regular Program)
SCHEDULE

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Occurence Location Start Date
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ESL (ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ) - Full Program

1590 hours (265 hours/level, 6 levels)*
 

Levels from Starter to Advanced  (click on each to program to browse objectives):

  • Starter
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Be able to determine a purpose for communication
    • Be able to respond using limited spoken English to routine questions in familiar situations
    • Be able to determine a purpose for listening
    • Be able to understand some frequently used key words in familiar contexts when spoken slowly and with repetition
    • Be able to determine a purpose for reading
    • Be able to read numbers
    • Learn letters
    • Learn some common vocabulary
    • Learn to comprehend phrases and some simple sentences with familiar vocabulary with pre-reading assistance
    • Be able to determine a purpose for writing
    • Learn to print letters, and basic sight words related to personal information and other familiar contexts
  • Elementary
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Know the letters of the alphabet
    • Recognize and use cardinal and ordinal numbers
    • Recognize/respond to and use basic vocabulary
    • Respond to and ask simple questions in familiar contexts (e.g., personal information)
    • Follow simple directions
    • Use basic vocabulary for social interaction
    • Produce simple statements
    • Recognize personal information words in print (e.g., first/last name, address, telephone number, social security number, date of birth, sex, marital status)
    • Recognize words and phrases related to immediate needs
    • write simple sentences
    • Use simple punctuation (e.g., period, comma, question mark)
  • Pre-intermediate
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Be able to organize and produce spoken language in routine and familiar situations with some control of grammar and intonation
    • Be able to monitor comprehension
    • Be able to clarify purpose for communication
    • Be able to understand simple phrases and sentences in context when spoken slowly
    • Be able to determine the purpose for reading by using pre-reading strategies
    • Be able to read common sight words
    • Understand sentence level reading
    • comprehend simple sentence level discourse with familiar vocabulary be able to determine a purpose for writing
    • Be able to write a simple text using familiar words and phrases to describe
    • Familiar objects, events, and experiences
    • Learn to use simple punctuation
    • Demonstrate some control of basic grammar and spelling
  • Intermediate
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Learn to express basic needs and can engage in social conversations in an organized way to address the reason for communicating
    • Be able to use some strategies to monitor the conversation
    • Be able to maintain the conversations that include limited descriptions, concrete terms, and more complex grammar structures (passive voice, conditional)
    • Be able to monitor comprehension
    • Be able to use listening strategies when participating in a conversation or completing a simple task
    • Be able to understand learned and new phrases in familiar context
    • Learn to use reading strategies and context clues to comprehend and analyze clearly organized texts and can reflect on the meaning of the text and combine new knowledge with prior knowledge
    • Be able to organize, convey, and revise ideas in simple paragraphs in familiar contexts with control of basic grammar structures, spelling and punctuation
  • Upper Intermediate
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Be able to organize thoughts, provide information, and monitor communication in a conversation on a variety of day-to-day subjects with firm control of basic grammar
    • Be able to express thoughts creatively
    • Be able to comprehend conversations on day-to-day subjects that are supported by repeating, restating, and adjusting rate of speech and can incorporate information from listening with prior knowledge
    • Be able to read narrative prose and descriptive essays if the topic or context is familiar and analyze the meaning or purpose
    • Be able to use appropriate reading strategies, context clues and inference skills with familiar materials
    • Be able to produce and edit well-developed descriptive and narrative paragraphs using basic punctuation and basic and complex grammar structures
  • Advanced
    Program Objectives:
    • Become more prepared to advance their career
    • Be able to organize thoughts and converse clearly on a variety of subjects using basic grammar, appropriate word choice, register,pace
    • Be able to express thoughts clearly and creatively using appropriate monitoring strategies
    • comprehend conversations on a variety of subjects using monitoring strategies and incorporating new knowledge with prior knowledge
    • Read, comprehend, and analyze narrative prose and descriptive essays applying appropriate reading strategies, comprehension strategies and prior knowledge
    • Be able to produce well-developed descriptive and narrative essays that include the mastery of punctuation and grammar structures
    • Be able to edit and revise to improve communication

Price: $1040 ($100 registration fee), tuition fee does not include the price of the book $25 per level

Duration: 12 weeks per level (standard).

This program includes everything in ESL Regular Program plus additional 13 hours of Lab time per week. During the Labs students get a substantial amount of written grammar practice, essay writing practice, extensive reading, typing skills development, extra training in listening comprehension and phonology.  No homework for this program - all work is done at school.

 

ESL (Full Program)
SCHEDULE

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TOEFL IBT PREPARATION in combination with TYPING COURSE (optional)
 

Price: $1460 ($100 registration fee), tuition fee does not include the price of the book $50

Duration: 216 hours in total (54 hours/ session: 9 hours x 6 weeks of teacher led instruction.
International students are also obliged to do 78 hours of practice at the school-based labs (13 hours x 6 weeks).

Program includes:

  • TOEFL Diagnostic Test
  • Grammar skills for Written part of the test
  • TOEFL Test format based Reading, Speaking, Listening Comprehension and Writing skills
  • Integrated Tasks Practice
  • Building vocabulary
  • Training Test strategies
  • Extensive Test Practice
  • Various techniques that help to increase the score

 

TOEFL
SCHEDULE

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Our Mission Statement:

To instruct students to such competency levels that they are qualified for initial employment
and/or career advancement.
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New Jersey:  30 Montgomery Street, Suite 950, Jersey City, NJ 07302

New York:  2568 East 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235

(800) 631-1406     (888) 249-2930 (ESL only)

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