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MISSION STATEMENT:

The Mission of Transworld's ESL program is to provide quality instruction in English language to non-native speakers of English to enable them to increase their ability to comprehend and communicate in English language and to use it in their lives and education.

What is My Level of English

Transworld Schools offers a graduated curriculum that is designed to help improve your English language skills regardless of your previous language learning experience. All ESL courses are organized around your particular level of English comprehension and fluency and provide a comfortable and interactive environment which fosters growth and confidence in the areas of your English language needs. Moreover, our ESL program is designed with the highest academic standards in mind.

Please consult the three levels of language learning described below to see which is right for you.

Foundation:

A beginning learner at the Foundation Level has limited ability speaking, writing, reading or listening in English. The student will have trouble understanding fluent speech but can interact in a simple way provided the teacher speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

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Intermediate:

An Intermediate learner can understand and produce basic English language in all skill areas. The student will possess the grammar and vocabulary necessary to describe past experiences, to give opinions and to explain reasons for holding such opinions. An Intermediate student will be able to speak with some degree of fluency and spontaneity with a native speaker.

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Proficiency:

A Proficient learner can understand and produce English language with the fluency of a non-native speaker. The student is able to comprehend and demonstrate more complex forms of structure and meaning, and can discuss ideas in both concrete and abstract terms.

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I really love that I can step out of my classroom right into beautiful downtown San Francisco. I especially like that the American students at Transworld invite us to their social events and make us feel welcome and included.

~ Itsuko, Japan