Summer at the Corban Language Institute: Teaching, Tutoring and TOEFL Preparation

The Pathway to English program has been in full swing this summer.

In between soccer games, cultural trips and summer fun, Pathway students study full-time at the Corban University campus.  Courses run all year.

Pathway, an intensive English language program, helps international Christian students develop meaningful language and cultural skills for success in university, in the workforce, and in the world.  Test preparation, teaching, tutoring and technology help students get there.

TOEFL Testing

TOEFL tests help students see their progress in English language learning.  The Pathway program “has already improved my English”, noted one student who began in January 2016. “When [came] I here, I didn’t know what to do, but now I can speak English.”

“When [came] I here, I didn’t know what to do, but now I can speak English” – Pathway student

TOEFL 2-min

Teaching

Pathway offers English training from native speakers of English.  Students get ready for the TOEFL with courses in Academic Reading, Academic Writing, Listening & Speaking, and Grammar & Conventions.

“Now I can speak English” – Pathway student

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Each Pathway student spends one to two hours per week with an English tutor.   “I like my tutor because I like the way she teaches” reported one Pathway student.  Tutoring also helps international students build relationships with national students.

“I like my tutor because I like the way she teaches” – Pathway student

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Technology

Students use MyEnglishLab, an online resource, to

  • Listen to dialogues
  • Upload spoken assignments
  • Get feedback from their instructors.

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Students move on to Corban University’s undergraduate program when they finish the Pathway to English program.

 

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