The first required Reading course for ALL IN ONE-BENIN students in a sequence of 2 hours a week courses designed to teach academic reading of American English. Emphasis on beginning college skills required for success in college content courses, including vocabulary development, words in context, paragraph comprehension, test- and note-taking, and dictionary use.


Prerequisite : Placement Test


Duration of the class : 12 hours total (20 min twice a week of reading + 02 quizzes + 02 exams)


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, each student will be able to:

Apply effective study skills such as following written and oral directions, using a dictionary, applying test-taking strategies, using flash cards, completing graphic organizers such as outlines and concept maps, utilizing skimming and scanning techniques

Apply functional reading skills to the reading of maps and legends or other graphical information sources.

Identify main ideas and supporting details in reading selections from books, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, and other original sources.

Respond orally and in writing to basic information questions (who, what, where, when, why, how) to demonstrate comprehension of reading selections.

Use basic interpretive reading skills to answer questions orally or in writing related to ideas, themes, characters, or sequences of events in a passage.

Use vocabulary from various sources in written responses such as journal entries, answers to oral and written questions, and paragraphs on topics from assigned readings that may include books, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, and other original sources.


An introductory course designed to enhance the speaking and listening skills of non-native English speakers. Emphasis is on pronunciation, stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns of American English. Oral communication, listening comprehension, and vocabulary development are stressed. Students build their skills through instruction and intensive practice.


Prerequisite : Placement Test


Duration of the Class : 20 hours lecture and practice. 02 quizzes and 02 exams and Additional 05 hours of individual practices per week.


Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:


Set oral communication goals for improving pronunciation, grammar, and fluency in American English.

Recognize and pronounce the sounds of American English, including linked and reduced phrases to increase intelligibility in English.

Predict stress in words and demonstrate the ability to produce stress appropriately.

Recognize appropriate patterns of stress, rhythm, and intonation and use these patterns to increase intelligibility in English.

Display listening comprehension skills commensurate with an intermediate level of English.

Engage in guided conversation practice applying newly learned communication skills.

Ascertain the pronunciation of new words using the phonetic codes in the text and in dictionaries.


The first course for American English Language Program (AELP) students in a sequence of four courses designed to teach academic writing of American English. Emphasis on parts of speech, basic sentence patterns, and appropriate use of verb tenses.


Prerequisite : Placement Test


Duration of the Class : 12 hours. 02 quizzes and 02 exams and Additional individual practices.


Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of basic American English grammar by identifying basic grammar structures, including sentence patterns and basic verb forms and tenses.

Produce complete sentences.

Recognize and use targeted academic vocabulary in writing.

Use the basic writing process to produce content-based paragraphs both in and out of class of a minimum of 100 words with the following characteristics: topic sentences and specific supporting details and unity and coherence.