English Language Acquisition

Levels 1 and 2 – Low Beginner and High Beginner:

These courses are intended for students with little or no English Language proficiency. The instructional goal is to develop skills in all areas of language usage: reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar. The units focus on subject areas and skills that are essential for everyday situations, including a variety of activities and vocabulary building exercises.

Kathy Niederhaus
English Language Acquisition, Level 1 instructor

“The school is wonderful in so many ways. I’m always learning something new from our students. My co-workers and students are awesome”.

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Laura McEnrue
English Language Acquisition, Level 2 instructor

“I love meeting students from all over the globe. Sometimes I think I learn just as much from them as they do from me. I enjoy hearing about the customs, sites, and food of their lands”!

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Mary Kay Humber
English Language Acquisition, Level 2 instructor

“My favorite thing about teaching at NAC is getting to know the students on a personal level and watching them grow in their English speaking ability”!

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Levels 3 and 4 – Low Intermediate and High Intermediate:

These courses are designed for students with an intermediate level of English comprehension who wish to expand their English Language proficiency in all areas. At this level, reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar will be reinforced. The units focus on subject areas and skills that are essential for social and academic purposes. Activities and vocabulary building exercises will incorporate relevant themes support these units.

Timothy Kobus
English Language Acquisition, Level 3 instructor

“I love giving students and opportunity to share their unique perspectives”.

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Elise Gust
English Language Acquisition, Level 3 instructor

“I love teaching English because it is so exciting to see people find new ways to connect with one another”.

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Ahmed Ajroud
English Language Acquisition, Level 4 instructor

“The level of the diversity among the teachers and students, the continuous learning and improvement, the sense of camaraderie”.

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Erin Fearn
English Language Acquisition, Level 4 instructor

“Teaching English allows me a lot of opportunities to laugh (my favorite thing)”.

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Levels 5 and 6 – Low Advanced and Advanced:

These courses are designed for students with an Advanced level of English comprehension who demonstrated a level 5 or 6 on the EPT (English Placement Test, University of Michigan).  Students will reinforce grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, reading and writing abilities through content based lessons.  Students will also expand their knowledge and application of these English principles, with a special focus on presentation skills, grammar usage in writing and reading comprehension, and projects, both individual and group.

April Long
English Language Acquisition, Level 5 instructor

“Teaching ESL is never dull. I learn new things all the time, whether it be about English or the world. Having pieces of the world in my class is a constant learning experience”.

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Jena Mathews
English Language Acquisition, Level 6 instructor

“I love having a classroom of students from all over the world. It is so rewarding to see a diversity of people forming relationships and supporting each other’s success”.

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