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Mentora Programs

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 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:

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

 

CLASS SIZE
5-18 Students
COURSE LENGTH
18 hours / weeks
4 weeks

PROGRAM OPTIONS

4 DAY-EVENING 2 DAY-TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 2 DAY- THURSDAY & FRIDAY 5 DAY-MORNING 5 DAY-AFTERNOON
Monday-Thursday Tuesday- Wednesday Thursday- Friday Monday – Friday Monday – Friday
5:30PM – 10:00PM 8:45 AM – 5:45 PM 8:45 AM – 5:45 PM 8:45 AM – 12:30 PM 1:15 PM – 5:00 PM

ENGLISH FOR DEAF / HARD OF HEARING

We, at Mentora College, are proud to offer our general English curriculum (A1-C1) for deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) students as well. We adapt our core curriculum for these classes and keep the focus on reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary skills. We supplement this with ASL material, such as the Signing Naturally Series by Smith, Lentz, and Mikos as well as Learning American Sign Language by Humphries and Padden.
Students who enroll in these classes should be able to communicate using ASL.

Students who would like to enroll in the IEP DHH classes should first take the Mentora College placement exam. This will assess your writing, grammar and vocabulary skills. You will have a one-on-one interview with the DHH teacher to determine your signing level. You will be placed in an appropriate level based on your grade from the placement exam as well as your performance during the interview.

ADVANCED ELECTIVE COURSES

Ready to polish up your English?
If you already have advanced English proficiency (C2 level), we give you the option to register in our elective courses. These are designed to help you improve specific skills. Check them out!

601 & 602 Academic Writing

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.

602 TOEFL

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.

603 American History and Culture through Film and Literature

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.

604 American History and Culture through Film and Literature

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.

607 News and Media Today

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

Do you want to apply for a degree in the U.S.?

Our test preparation courses will fully prepare you for university study in the U.S. We make sure to use our time in class effectively so you can improve both your language and test taking skills.

Whether you need to take the TOEFL IBT or a university entrance exam such as the GRE, we, at Mentora College, have the course designed to meet your needs.

GMAT classes

The GMAT is a test for admission to graduate management programs, such as Master’s for Business Administration (MBA).

TOEFL prep classes

Test of English as a Foreign Language is a test of English language proficiency for non-native speakers of English wishing to enter an undergraduate degree program.

GRE classes

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is a test for prospective graduate and business school applicants from all around the world who are interested in pursuing a master’s, MBA, specialized master’s in business or doctoral degree.

General English Semi-Intensive 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:

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

CLASS SIZE
5-18 Students
COURSE LENGTH
9 hours/week
8 weeks

SESSIONS

3 DAY-EVENING 2 DAY – AFTERNOON 3 DAY-MORNING
Monday – Wednesday – Friday Tuesday – Thursday Monday – Wednesday – Friday
5.30 PM – 20.45 PM 1.15 PM – 18.10 PM 8.45 AM – 12 PM

General English Course (Pre – A1 – C1)

Intensive ESL Program

Mentora offers ESL (English as a Second Language) sixteen (16) general English courses for pre-A1 through C1 leveled students and eight (8) advanced electives. Students in this program will study English with a focus on all four skills – reading, writing, listening, speaking – and they will acquire the necessary vocabulary and grammar to move up each level successfully. Classes last four weeks, are designed to simulate a real-world environment, and are based on authentic material such as radio broadcasts, films, documentaries, newspaper articles, guest lecturers, and educational field trips.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

We, at Mentora College, also offer a program for young students between the ages of 10 and 17. Our aim is to spark interest for a new language as well as the culture that surrounds it. We help young students develop competency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking while gaining experiences in personal growth. Through this program, students will become familiar with American culture as they practice the language learned in the classroom in real-life settings.

If interested, you should start by taking a placement exam at Mentora College. You will be assessed by two faculty members on your speaking and writing skills. You will then be placed in a level -from Pre-intermediate to Intermediate- that would best suit your needs.

While learning with us, you will complete tasks both individually and in groups. Our aim here is to help you boost not only your English, but also your self-confidence and teamwork ability.

What you should know about the Youth Program:

• Each session runs for three (3) weeks, including orientation at Mentora College
• Class sizes will not be more than 18 students, which means you will get personal attention.
• You will do three (3) hours of English lessons everyday (3 individual lessons with 2 short breaks)

You will have plenty of opportunities to participate in fun activities outside of the class:

• Walking past the White House, taking a tour of the Capitol Building, or strolling around the Washington Monument are just a few of the activities within walking distance to our school.
• Seeing the Lunar Module or the iconic planes at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, or the dinosaurs at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum can take you to different dimensions, all within a short space of time and a short trip from our school.
• Taking a trip to New York City can add a whole new perspective to your American experience.
• Visiting amusement parks and summer festivals would add flavor to your stay.
• Hearing the rushing water of the Potomac river while hiking in the woods is an experience you will never forget.
• Enjoying a trip to the zoo will give plenty of photos for your Instagram.

This is the kind of recreation that would complement your class work. We make sure you receive equal time for lessons and fun activities. We can only enroll up to 80 students for each new session and our youth program is on a first-come first-served basis. So, act quickly!

Your safety is our priority. You will be accompanied by at least two chaperones for every 15 students when travelling from your home country. The chaperones will also support you after school and during the weekends.

Asynchronous Support 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 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:

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

$399.00

CLASS SIZE
5-18 Students

COURSE LENGTH
18 hours / weeks
4 weeks

PROGRAM OPTIONS

2 DAY-TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 2 DAY- THURSDAY & FRIDAY 5 DAY-MORNING 5 DAY-AFTERNOON 4 DAY-EVENING
Tuesday- Wednesday Thursday- Friday Monday – Friday Monday – Friday Monday – Thursday
8:45 AM – 5:45 PM 8:45 AM – 5:45 PM 8:45 AM – 12:30 PM 1:15 PM – 5:00 PM 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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