English Courses

We offer English as a second language (ESL), Writing, Communication skills, Business English, Accent Reduction, Current Events and American Literature courses, TOEFL Preparation Programs.

  1. Practical English: Master Speaking
  2. TOEFL Test Preparation classes
  3. Elective Courses:
    • Master Writing
    • Communication
    • American Literature
    • Business English
    • Accent Reduction
    • Current Events
    • English through Film
    • English through Humor
  4. Schedules and Fees
  5. Achievement Scale (.pdf)

Practical English: Master Speaking

ALCC has developed eight levels of ESL courses with students’ specific needs in mind. Our unique methodology incorporates practical conversation, grammar, reading, writing, and pronunciation at every level.

We use carefully selected and up-to-date textbooks — including texts developed by ALCC — as well as many different types of conversational activities to create a fun and easy environment to learn English.

ESL courses at ALCC are centered on immersion. From the very first day, nothing but English will be spoken in class.

We have professional on-site interviewers for the immediate evaluation of the student’s level.

After completing the basic levels, students are able to speak about their personal lives, as well as the places and activities they are familiar with. In the intermediate levels, the students are now able to express opinions and thoughts more easily incorporating commonly used idioms. The students in our advanced levels have the opportunity to expand their vocabulary and practice their conversation with up-to-date and realistic themes.

Students are awarded a certificate after successful completion of each one of our ESL courses.

TOEFL Preparation Classes – TOEFL iBT

TOEFL preparation classes (TOEFL iBT) are available for advanced students who are looking to pursue a college or university education in the United States. This intensive course covers the four skills required to successfully pass the TOEFL iBT: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

The course includes weekly computer-based practice tests as well as essay assignments.

The TOEFL Preparation class requires both written and oral placement tests prior to acceptance.

Elective Courses

Master Writing

This ESL writing course complements our ESL courses. Our experienced ESL writing teachers will guide the students through grammar, vocabulary and practical topic related activities necessary to produce sentences, paragraphs and essays. Activities will also include writing projects.

Every student is given a written test prior to placement.


Designed for those wishing to complement the skills learned in our Master Speaking ESL courses, this course is focused on furthering conversation skills. We make use of real situations and uses “live language.” This will give the student confidence in using his/her newly acquired English language skills on a daily basis. Improve English language skills used in everyday life!

American Literature

This ESL course elective introduces the student to authentic American short stories, both classical and modern. You will be given a good foundation for college level study as well as an opportunity to explore interesting and significant cultural, social and literary concepts. Class activities will include reading, discussion, writing, vocabulary development, and critical thinking skills.

Business English

Study Business English in the business capital of the world — NYC! Just like all of our ESL courses, this business program takes full advantage of our unique location.

This ESL course is ideal for students who want to develop the English language skills needed to communicate effectively in the exciting world of business.

ALCC’s Business English class focuses on and introduces the language associated with the global nature of business in areas such as customer service, team building, job satisfaction, building relationships — among others. Increase your business English vocabulary and put it to practice in topic related presentations, mock debates, and written exercises as well as simulated business meetings.

Accent Reduction

This ESL course elective, which complements our other ESL courses, aims to help you speak more like an American and understand day-to-day, spoken American English. It covers all areas of pronunciation and accent reduction, including linking, pausing, stress, and intonation. Class activities include oral practice and listening.

Current Events

The teacher will supply level-appropriate material using a wide variety of sources including articles, journals, blogs, interviews, etc. to encourage critical thinking and competence in expressing and supporting student opinions with confidence.

English through Film

This course enhances students’ understanding of American culture through film. Films will be selected from a wide variety of genres. There will be an introduction to the film to provide students with vocabulary and background knowledge in preparation for the viewing. There will be extensive analyses and discussions of various topics following the viewing of film. Language skills are reinforced through the use of language in film, including idioms, phrasal verbs and twenty-first century vernacular.

English through Humor

Join this fun course that uses popular comic books such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam, to improve your English, enhance your vocabulary, add to your knowledge of American culture, and boost your self-confidence.  Activities will include telling jokes in English, too.  Laugh and learn at the same time.