Spring English Language Course Offerings

2024 Spring Courses: Jan 16-May 1

 Integrated English Skills
[Tuesday & Friday 8:30 AM - 11:20 AM (EST)]

This course will help you improve all four main language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) by thinking, discussing, comparing, and debating in English. You will read short stories, write complex sentences, give short presentations, and participate in discussions/debates. You will also experience the excitement of being an editor in NYC by developing your ideas and publishing them online. 

Fiction and Storytelling
[Monday 1:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)]

The course is designed to introduce techniques and terminologies for creative writing and explore the uses of language through various genres (fiction, comic strips, plays, children’s books, and poetry). Special emphasis is on presenting well-developed creative stories by incorporating idioms and vocabulary.  

NY Issues & Events
[Monday & Thursday 8:30 AM - 11:20 AM (EST)]

Would you like to become an expert on what's going on in NY? 

This is an opportunity for you to explore current issues related to politics, cultures, faiths, and business in one of the most fascinating urban centers in the world. Special emphasis is on expressing opinions with precision and writing short essays or reports that systematically develop an argument and position.

American Culture in Film
[Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)]

 When you watch movies, what do you enjoy the most: drama, action, comedy, or documentaries? Do you follow certain actors and musicians?  Movies are reflections, celebrations, and sometimes critiques of culture. In this class, you will improve your writing, speaking, and listening skills through an examination of various films that are essential to understanding American culture. Special emphasis is on writing reflections and sharing comments while understanding idiomatic language as well as recognizing different interpretations in selected scenes. Enjoying the movies is a bonus! Offered for 7 weeks. 

Intro to Intercultural Communications
[Tuesday1:00 - 4:00 PM (EST)]

Have you ever found yourself misinterpreting what others are saying? This course introduces basic concepts, skills, and strategies to identify and manage cultural and academic expectations in the US. Special emphasis is on exploiting students’ awareness of similarities and differences between cultures for successful intercultural communication in both the personal and professional domains.

Conversation Workshop & Excursions (Meeting Days | Times TBA)

Open to all currently enrolled IALC and Fordham students. (Mixed Levels)


Contact Us

For more information and registration, please contact us at [email protected] or call 212-636-6353.