Pitman English is designed specifically for those who wish to improve their English language fluency by developing their reading, writing, listening, and speaking abilities. This course has been designed to accommodate learners’ unique needs by using technology to adapt the course to the specific English proficiency, interests, and goals of each student, and by using videos and games to keep learners engaged.
This course will be of interest to those who wish to develop their English proficiency for social, academic, or employment needs.
- Needs Analysis
- Proficiency Assessment
- Learning Activities
- Live Instruction
To be successful in this course, students should have a basic understanding of English.
Before beginning the course, learners are guided through a comprehensive questionnaire to determine their language learning goals, interests, and study habits. This information allows Pitman English to establish a clear picture of each student and to refine the content of the course to make the learning relevant, engaging and personalized.
Following the needs analysis, students complete a proficiency assessment. The proficiency assessment typically takes 30-40 minutes to complete and assesses the student’s level of proficiency in grammatical knowledge, listening comprehension, and reading comprehension. This assessment and the needs analysis, together, are used to personalize the course to meet the needs of the student.
The proficiency assessment is repeated at the end of the course for learners to measure their improvement.
Based on the results of the needs analysis and the proficiency assessment, students are enrolled in 3 personalized units. Each unit consists of lessons organized around a theme that centers on the goals and interests of the student. Each lesson contains 3 fun and engaging activities to develop students’ language skills. Each unit is followed by an achievement test to provide students with feedback on their progress.
To reinforce learning, students have access to an unlimited number of group classes offered every day at a variety of times. Classes are led by trained instructors and are available at every level.
Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.