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Fall Course Offerings

Course Description & Schedule

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM | 8:30 am - 11:20 am

Monday & Thursday

Tuesday & Friday


IALC 1150: High Intermediate Reading, Writing & Grammar (CEFR B1)

This course is designed to enhance students’ comprehensive grammar integrated with intensive/extensive reading and writing skills. Special emphasis will be developing scanning skills to gather information from different parts of a text, and writing connected texts by linking a series of shorter discrete elements into a linear sequence.

IALC 1250: High Intermediate Listening & Speaking (CEFR B1)

 This course is designed to enhance students’ academic listening and speaking skills. Special emphasis will be on understanding the main points and specific details of a speech or lecture and presenting a variety of topics fluently with simple reasons and explanations.

*also offered at 6:00pm-8:45pm on Monday & Thursday.

IALC 1160: Academic Writing Skills (CEFR B2)

This course is designed to improve students’ academic writing skills and to help English language learners prepare for mainstream academic environments. Students will be equipped with skills tied to specific learning outcomes along with authentic writing strategies and technical vocabulary. Special emphasis will be on synthesizing and evaluating information and arguments from a number of sources and developing critical and creative thinking in academic writing across different disciplines: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM).

IALC 1260: Academic Communication Skills (CEFR B2)

This course is designed to improve students’ oral communication skills and help English language learners prepare for mainstream academic environments. Special emphasis is on understanding the main ideas of complex speech on both concrete and abstract topics delivered in standard speech, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization, and giving clear, systematically developed descriptions and presentations, with appropriate highlighting of significant points, and relevant supporting detail.

*also offered at 6:00pm-8:45pm on Monday & Thursday.


IALC 2304: Intro to World Religions (CEFR B2-C1): Monday 2:30 pm -5:30 pm

This course introduces the core beliefs, concepts, traditions, and essential elements of major religions practiced widely throughout the world, including but not limited to Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Christianity, and Islam. Special emphasis is on producing well-structured writings on world religions by thinking critically, evaluating collected resources, and synthesizing information. 

IALC 2303: Intro to US Culture & History (CEFR B2-C1): Monday & Thursday 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

This content-based course strengthens language proficiency while developing a broader and deeper understanding of various aspects of US culture and history. Special emphasis is on producing clear, detailed text on a wide range of cultural and/or historical topics and explaining a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

IALC 2300: Presentations & Public Speaking (CEFR B2-C1): Tuesday & Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This course is designed to prepare students for success in typical public speaking situations and to provide them with the basic principles of organization and research needed for effective speeches. Special emphasis is on giving a clear, systematically developed presentation, with appropriate vocabulary usage, techniques to lessen speaker anxiety, and the use of visual aids to enhance speaker presentations.

Grammar Workshop (Mixed Levels; CEFR A2-B1)

Grammar Workshop provides an intensive review of English grammar for learners at all levels. Open to all currently enrolled IALC and Fordham students.

Communication Workshop (Mixed Levels): TBA