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English as a Second Language (ESL)

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MUM Student Yanjie Liu Talks About the MUM ESL in Chinese

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MUM Student Simin Sabet Talks About the MUM ESL in Farsi

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MUM Student John He Talks About the MUM ESL in Chinese

The MUM English as a Second Language (ESL) program is for anyone who wishes to improve their current English language skills and cultural awareness, whether for future business or professional success, future academic study in English, or personal interest. The program follows the innovative and effective Focal Skills Approach to English Language Acquisition.  The Focal Skills Approach allows language skills to build on one another naturally in a series of sequenced learning modules. There are four learning modules:

  • Focus on Listening
  • Focus on Reading
  • Focus on Writing
  • Advanced Integration

Students are tested upon entry into the program and then placed in the module best suited to their current level of English. Students are re-tested every four weeks and given the opportunity to advance to the next module.

Students usually spend from one to four months in each module. In this way, they develop their English language ability based on a solid foundation of previously acquired skills. Students may also skip a module if their placement test score indicates that special focus on that language skill is not necessary. Students who complete the advanced module sequence have achieved a high level of English language competency and are ready to begin academic study or to live and work in an English-speaking environment.

Entry dates for 2018

  • August 20
  • October 29