Academic English

Best for University Preperation.

Specifically developed to prepare students for higher education in the United States, this course provides English training for those who wish to advance their academic studies in an American college or university.

Completion of the advanced level in Q International School’s Fundamental English and Academic English programs fulfill the language entry requirements for our partner community colleges and universities.

Program Details.

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Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:45am – 10:25am Listening, Speaking, & Vocabulary Listening, Speaking, & Vocabulary Listening, Speaking, & Vocabulary Listening, Speaking, & Vocabulary
10:25am – 10:35am Break Break Break Break
10:35am – 12:15pm Reading & Writing Reading & Writing Reading & Writing Reading & Writing
12:15pm – 12:45pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:45pm – 1:35pm Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class
1:45pm – 2:35pm Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class Elective Class
*Sample Schedule, Subject to Change
Q School Class Code Level CEFR TOEFL(IBT) IELTS TOEIC
Level 99 Basic <A1 —- —- —-
Level 100 Low Beginner A1 0 – 18 1.0 – 1.5 0 – 250
Level 101 Beginner
Level 102 Mid Beginner 19 – 29 2.0 – 2.5 255 – 400
Level 103 High Beginner
Level 104 Low Intermediate A2 30 – 40 3.0 – 3.5
Level 105 Intermediate
Level 106 Mid Intermediate B1 41 – 52 4.0 405 – 600
Level 107 High Intermediate 53 – 64 4.5 – 5.0
Level 108 Low Advanced B2
Level 109 Advanced 65 – 78 5.5 – 6.0 605 – 780
Level 110 Mid Advanced C1 79 – 95 6.5 – 7.0
Level 111 High Advanced
Level 112 C2 96 – 120 7.5 – 9.0 785 – 990

Every Monday is a start date for all other English programs except for midterms and finals week.

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Course Length: 1-12 weeks

Weekly Fee: $450

Course Length: 13-23 weeks

Weekly Fee: $420

Course Length: 24+ weeks

Weekly Fee: $410

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*All fees are in U.S. Dollars. Prices are subject to change. Textbooks are not included in tuition fees.

Students take a placement test to find out their Listening & Speaking + Reading & Writing levels.

Students are placed into Split Levels according to their Conversation Skills & Comprehension Skills.

Students take Midterm / Final Exams & attend 1-on-1 sessions with teachers to review their progress.

Academic English FAQs.

You will need a student Visa (F-1).

From Monday to Thursday, you will have classes in the morning until lunchtime, and then you will have your elective class and grammar class after lunch.

Both programs focus on integrated learning of the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening).

However, Academic English also includes two additional elective classes and four grammar classes per week.

Yes, you get a 10-minute break in between each class.

Students can enroll up to 48 weeks depending on their visa status.

Course Length: 1-12 weeks

Weekly Fee: $450

Course Length: 13-23 weeks

Weekly Fee: $420

Course Length: 24+ weeks

Weekly Fee: $410

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Student Testimonial.

"Q International School has changed my life. Many times I feel like I entered the school as a child, and left a grown woman ready to face the world. I was exposed to different cultures and activities and I got to learn more about the world we live in. Today, thanks to all the knowledge and life experience I attained from Q International School, I am in my second semester at a college here in San Diego. Words are not enough to describe how all the good memories and fun times I had at the school make me feel today."
Deborah Alencar de Oliveira
Brazil