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  • KMU-ESL(English as a Second Language) program aims to provide students who prepare studying abroad and wish to improve English conversation skills by systematic courses which consist of 6 levels. A certificate supported by the President of KMU will be issued after completing the courses.

Level Description

Level 1:
Intro Beginner
- Listening : Zero to very limited ability in understanding spoken English
- Speaking : Communicates only through gestures and a few isolated words.
- Reading : Able to read and interpret simple directions, schedules, signs, maps, and menus.
- Writing : significantly below grade level in reading and writing.
Level 2:
- Listening : Understands simple questions and statements on familiar topics. Often requires restatements in graphic terms or at a lower rate.
- Speaking : Asks and Answers questions to satisfy routine daily speaking needs on very familiar topics. Speaking vocabulary expresses the most elementary needs.
- Reading : Reads and understands simple narrative and descriptive text. Vocabulary for comprehension is limited to simple elementary needs.
- Writing : Can write basic personal information on simplified forms. Frequently misspells words.
Level 3:
Lower Intermediate
- Listening : Understands most questions and conversations on familiar topics spoken distinctively at normal speed; requires occasional restatement or clarification.
- Speaking : Handles with confidence but not facility most daily speaking tasks. Can handle limited academic language and will need help for most tasks. Vocabulary is limited.
- Reading : Can guess at unfamiliar vocabulary if highly contextualized. Understands short discourse on familiar topics. May have to read material several times.
- Writing : Composes short paragraphs or takes simple notes on very familiar topics. Evidence of good control of basic sentence construction and inflections (subject/verb agreement) and straight-forward syntactic constructions in present, past, and future tense though errors occasionally occur.
Level 4:
Upper Intermediate
- Listening : Understands most informal questions, statements, and conversations at normal speed. Comprehends lectures on familiar topics with some difficulty.
- Speaking : Participates effectively and sometimes hesitantly in social and academic conversations. Makes occasional errors in idioms and structure.
- Reading : Reads simple printed material within a familiar context. Can read uncomplicated prose on familiar subjects in frequently used sentence patterns. Reads the facts but cannot draw inferences.
- Writing : Takes notes in some detail on familiar topics and responds to personal questioning using elementary vocabulary and common structures. Expresses fairly accurately present and future tense. Produces some past verb forms, but not always accurately or with correct usage.
Level 5:
- Listening : Understands most conversations and most lectures on familiar topics at normal speed.
- Speaking : Speaks English in most situations. Comprehension is quite complete for a normal rate of speech. Makes occasional errors in idioms and structure obscuring meaning.
- Reading : Understands most factual information in non-technical prose as well as some discussion on concrete topics related to special events. Able to read for information and description, to follow sequence of events, and to react to that information.
- Writing : Writes simple social correspondence, takes notes, writes summaries, and describes factual topics. Make common errors in spelling and punctuation. Joins sentences in limited discourse. Difficulty in producing complex sentences.
Level 6:
Upper Advanced
- Listening : Understands academic topical conversations and most lectures without difficulty.
- Speaking : Understands and participates in almost any conversations within the range of experience with a high degree of fluency.
- Reading : Reads standard newspaper items addressed to the general reader, routine correspondence reports and technical materials. Gains new knowledge from materials in unfamiliar topics in areas of a general nature. Can interpret hypotheses, support opinion, and conjectures. Able to "read between the lines." May be unable to appreciate nuances or style.
- Writing : Uses the written English in most exchanges. Writes short papers and expresses statement of position, points of view and arguments. Good control of structure, spelling, and vocabulary. Uses complex and compound sentences and structures to express ideas clearly and coherently.

Course (Classes)

Block A Listening + Reading + Grammar
Block B Speaking + Writing
Block C Elective Class : Pronunciation & Speaking, Comprehensive Listening & Power Talk, Intensive Writing & Academic English, Job Preparation & Business English, Drama & Movie English
Block D

  • ESL Course : “Block A + B + C + D”
    Standard Course : A whole year
    Intensive Course : Summer & Winter Vacation
  • Short Term Program : Students can take a course (a block) they want, and this program doesn’t give any certification.

Courses Period

  • Standard Course (220 hours)
    - Spring Semester: 9 weeks (Mon~Thurs, 1.5h / 6h*9wk = Total 54h)
    - Summer Semester: 7 weeks (Mon~Thurs, 2h / 8h*7wk= Total 56h)
    - Fall Semester: 9 weeks (Mon~Thurs, 1.5h / 6h*9wk = Total 54h)
    - Winter Semester: 7 weeks (Mon~Thurs, 2h / 8h*7wk= Total 56h)
  • Intensive Course (224 hours)
    - Summer Semester: 7 weeks (Mon~Thurs, 4h/ 16h*7wk= Total 112h)
    - Winter Semester: 7 weeks (Mon~Thurs, 4h/ 16h*7wk= Total 112h)

Class Time (* The Schedule is subjected to change.)

  • Standard Course (220 hours)
    - Day: Mon ~ Thurs (1.5hours a day / 2hours a day)
    - Time: am 7:30~am 9:00, pm 6:00~pm 7:30
  • Intensive Course (224 hours)
    - Day: Mon ~ Thurs (4hours a day)
    - Time: am 9:00~ pm 1:00 , pm 2:00~ pm6:00

Certificate Standard

  • The percentage of attendance (Over 80%)
  • Pass the relevant exam

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