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Mentora Programs

Mentora College offers both full-time intensive programs and part-time semi-intensive programs. All F1 students are required to enroll in full-time intensive programs according to SEVIS regulations.

Intensive English Program

We offer 16 courses from beginner to advanced (pre-A1 to C2 as identified by CEFR) and you can start at any level based on your placement exam. When you reach the C2 level, you can choose any of the 8 advanced electives that are catered to polish up your English. Each course lasts for four weeks and is designed to simulate a real-world environment based on authentic materials such as podcasts, films, documentaries, and newspaper articles that are complemented by guest lecturers and educational field trips. Here are the levels we offer and how they correspond to other systems:

  Mentora Levels CEFR Levels*
Beginner 100A + 100B + 100C A1
Pre-intermediate 200A + 200B + 200C A2
Intermediate 300A + 300B + 300C B1
Upper intermediate 400A + 400B + 400C B2
Advanced 500A + 500B + 500C C1
Electives 600 and above C2

Advanced Elective Courses 

Are you looking to enhance your English skills? If you already possess advanced proficiency in English (C2 level), we have elective courses available for you to register in (subject to availability/upon request). These courses are specifically designed to help you improve on particular skills. Take a look at them now.

The Academic Writing Class is broken into two sequential levels and is geared towards students who have already reached the C2 language proficiency level. This course equips students with the necessary language skills to write and present academically, which would also prepare them for the demands of a competitive job market. Students who reach this level are now challenged to draw upon their previous knowledge to produce and deal with texts at a more academic and cognitively challenging stage. Students in the Academic Writing class are assessed on their ability to demonstrate the level of language mastery and academic skills required for the course.

The objective of this course is to introduce students to the format of the TOEFL iBT while giving them the skills and knowledge needed to improve their overall TOEFL exam scores. It is open for students who complete the B2 level or test into C1 on the placement exam.

This class is Part I of a two-part class and the prerequisite for ESL 604. This class sheds light on the history of the United States; it begins with exploring the history and importance of the native people and ends with the role of the US in World War I. Students will learn about the key events and movements in the U.S. through reading, discussion, museum visits, and movies. Each film has been chosen for a specific purpose which will be explained in detail in the curriculum. Another goal of this class is to encourage to think critically about historical figures and events.

This class is Part 2 and must be taken in succession with ESL 603. It continues exploring the U.S. history from the 1940s until the present times. and continues until now. Students will learn about key events and movements such as the Red Scare, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movements etc. Class material and activities include, but are not limited to, works of U. S. literature, classic U. S. films and museum visits.

This course is for advanced students (C2 level) who are interested in improving their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. The classes cover a variety of media from traditional print to modern “new age” version (e.g., blogging, podcast, and YouTubing). This course highlights how important the new forms of media and news are and teaches students how to analyze, create and use these different forms of media.

Test Preparation Courses

Are you thinking about studying in the United States? At Mentora College, we can help you prepare for your upcoming exams and give you the skills you need to succeed in university. Our classes are designed to make the most of your time and improve your language proficiency and test-taking abilities. Whether you’re planning on taking the TOEFL IBT or a university entrance exam like the GRE, we have courses that are tailored to your specific needs. Our GMAT classes are perfect for those who want to pursue a graduate management program, including a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). We offer TOEFL prep classes for non-native English speakers who want to enroll in an undergraduate degree program, while our GRE classes are ideal for anyone who wants to apply to graduate and business school programs worldwide for a master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business, or doctoral degree.

Bay Atlantic University provides both theoretical & practical training (online or in-person) that will cater to the needs of both novice and practicing EFL teachers to let them become better professionals in their field all over the world.

Semi-Intensive English Program

We offer 16 courses from beginner to advanced (pre-A1 to C2 as identified by CEFR) and you can start at any level based on your placement exam. When you reach C2 level, you can choose any of the 8 advanced electives that are catered to polish up your English. Each semi-intensive course lasts for eight weeks and is designed to simulate a real-world environment based on authentic materials such as podcasts, films, documentaries, and newspaper articles that are complemented with guest lecturers and educational field trips. Here are the levels we offer and how they correspond to other systems:
   
Beginner100A + 100B + 100CA1
Pre-intermediate200A + 200B + 200CA2
Intermediate300A + 300B + 300CB1
Upper intermediate400A + 400B + 400CB2
Advanced500A + 500B + 500CC1

Youth Programs

Mentora College offers a language program for young students aged 10 to 17. The program enhances reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while promoting personal growth. Students gain exposure to American culture and practice using the language in real-life situations. Interested individuals can take a placement exam to determine their level, ranging from Pre-intermediate to Intermediate. The program includes tasks to boost English proficiency, self-confidence, and teamwork abilities. 

Mission:

The language courses and field trips within this 3-week program aim to provide American culture experience and a certain level of language knowledge for students.

Timeframe: June 24 – July 12 2024, July 15 – August 2 2024

Only 50 students will be accepted within a term. Teacher (Chaperon) -Student ratio will be 1:10 for this program. Chaperons will be exempt from program fees. Any other costs (travel, visas etc.) will NOT be paid by Mentora.

Program

* 08:00 am – 08:30 am Breakfast

* 09:00 am – 12:30 pm English Classes

* 12:30 pm – 01:30 pm Lunch

* 02 :00 pm – 05:00 pm DC Tour

* 5:30 pm – Return to Dorm

What is included in this program fee?

* Application fee

* 65 hours of ESL Courses

* Boarding and shared room

* 3 course meal. (Except the lunch in the field trips on weekends)

* Transportation between dormitory and Mentora College

* Airport pick-up and drop off

* Subway card

* ESL books and study materials

* Daily trips and activities

Optional: Trip to New York City. (Details available upon request)

Health Insurance is optional but recommended. Students may come with their own insurance.

2024 Youth Program – Sample Activity Schedule

We offer 16 courses from beginner to advanced (pre-A1 to C2 as identified by CEFR) and you can start at any level based on your placement exam. When you reach C2 level, you can choose any of the 8 advanced electives that are catered to polish up your English. Each course lasts for four weeks and is designed to simulate a real-world environment based on authentic materials such as podcasts, films, documentaries, and newspaper articles that are complemented with guest lecturers and educational field trips.

Here are the levels we offer and how they correspond to other systems: 

   
Beginner100A + 100B + 100CA1
Pre-intermediate200A + 200B + 200CA2
Intermediate300A + 300B + 300CB1
Upper intermediate400A + 400B + 400CB2
Advanced500A + 500B + 500CC1

Our Mentora College program consists of a three-week session, which includes an orientation. Our class sizes are small, with no more than 18 students, to ensure each student receives personal attention. During each session, you will participate in three hours of English lessons every day, with three individual lessons and two short breaks. Additionally, we offer a variety of fun activities outside of the classroom.

  • You can explore the nearby landmarks such as the White House, Capitol Building, and Washington Monument.
  • You can also visit the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Natural History Museum, or take a trip to New York City to enrich your American experience.
  • Amusement parks, summer festivals, hiking, and visits to the zoo are other exciting options available to you.
  • We maintain a balance between class time and recreation time, and our program can only accommodate up to 80 students per session.
  • Your safety is of utmost importance to us. We ensure that you are accompanied by at least two chaperones for every 15 students during travel and throughout the program, including after-school hours and weekends.
  • Our youth program operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply soon to secure your spot.

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