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Important: In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), English courses will be taught online for the first semester of 2020 (Aug. – Dec. 2020)

The English language program offered on the campus of AIIAS has been developed by professionals to give students intensive and personalized instruction in the English language in an English speaking environment. The courses have been designed to help students learn English in line with well recognized English language programs. The curriculum for the intensive English course has been divided into four levels, and a student may begin at any level, depending on the results of an entrance placement test.

Additional special interest classes may be arranged if there is a large enough group of students and a qualified teacher is available. All foreign students who are not covered by an AIIAS scholar 47(a)2 visas are required to secure a Special Study Permit (SSP).

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Only students who meet English proficiency standards will be allowed to register for Seminary or Graduate School courses.

Students who have not met English proficiency requirements are expected to retake a standardized English examination, or to take instruction in English as a Second Language, such as that offered on the AIIAS campus. Students in the English Center are expected to make adequate progress in their coursework in order to qualify for an AIIAS-sponsored visa. English students will be treated in the following ways based on their test scores:

English Proficiency Levels
Level 1

A student who receives a score of 53 or below on the English Proficiency Exam will work full time on English and register for Elementary' English (Level 1). If at the end of the term, a student has fulfilled the course requirements by demonstrating in coursework the ability to communicate in basic English in everyday experiences, the student may register for Intermediate English (Level 2). Note: Students who enter Level 1 with a score of less than 30, will find it difficult to satisfactorily complete Level 1 within one term, and are likely to need to repeat the class.

Level 2 The student who receives a score of 54-61 on the English Proficiency Exam will work full time on English and register for Intermediate English (Level 2). If at the end of the term a student has fulfilled the course requirements by demonstrating in coursework the ability to communicate in English at an intermediate level, the student will proceed to Level 3.
Level 3 The student who receives a score of 62-69 on the English Proficiency Exam will study English full time and register for Advanced Intermediate English (Level 3). If at the end of the term the student has fulfilled the course requirements by demonstrating in coursework an advanced ability to communicate in everyday experiences and to communicate successfully in basic academic contexts, the student will proceed to Level 4.
Level 4 The student who receives a score of 70-76 will study English full time and register for Advanced English (Level 4). If at the end of the term the English course has been satisfactorily completed with a B grade or above, the student may proceed to take the end-of-term English Proficiency Examination (EPE). A score of 550 on the TOEFL ITP and a 6.5 on the internal speaking and writing test with a minimum band of 5.5 in writing is necessary to enter graduate work.
Transition

Students who are very close to reaching the English proficiency score required for entering a graduate program at AIIAS will be allowed to take a graduate class, plus 8 hours in the English Center, which will be prescribed based on the student's test scores and abilities.

Academic advising for students in the transition period should favor prerequisite courses or practical courses that do not require extensive writing or theoretical conceptualization.

Students who receive an English Proficiency Exam score of 80-100 will have passed the English proficiency requirement for AIIAS.

ENGLISH CENTER WEEKLY SCHEDULE (EXAMPLE)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

8:00-10:00

(Philippines time)

Reading & Writing

 

Synchronous (ZOOM)

Listening & Speaking

 

Synchronous (ZOOM)

Reading & Writing

 

Synchronous (ZOOM)

Listening & Speaking

 

Synchronous (ZOOM)

Schedule 30 minutes of individual sessions

10:00-12:00

(Individual time zone)

Reading & Writing

 

Asynchronous (ZOOM)

Listening & Speaking

 

Asynchronous (ZOOM)

Reading & Writing

 

Asynchronous (ZOOM)

Listening & Speaking

 

Asynchronous (ZOOM)

Schedule 30 minutes of individual sessions

2.5 hours

(Individual time zone)

Independent

Study

Independent

Study

Independent

Study

Independent

Study

Independent

Study



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