Rosemead College of English has two campuses in the Los Angeles area that are accredited by ACCET and the state of California as well as SEVIS approved to provide F-1 students with I-20 visas to study in the U.S. RCE offers a full course listing of ESL classes as well as exam preparation classes for TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, and NCLEX (the California registered nursing exam). The main Rosemead campus is a test center for TOEFL and TOEIC. In addition, we offer a one-month, intensive English study program in the summer. RCE is a gateway to learning the language necessary for the workplace or higher education in the U.S. Our campuses provide a safe, challenging, and friendly place to learn and thrive. RCE's teachers are extremely committed and exceptionally qualified to teach. Our staff are professional and motivated to help. We provide educational counseling as well as assistance with living in the U.S.
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
ESL – ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
The intensive English classes have been designed to provide nonnative students with the necessary language skills and basic information needed to function successfully in American society. For those completing the most advanced levels of instruction classes are designed to acquire the English proficiency necessary to be accepted into U.S. colleges and universities. The program is designed to provide students with dramatically improved language skills by using a standardized, intensive and comprehensive curriculum, which integrates listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. All courses offered by Rosemead College have multiple entry and exit points. These entry and exit points correspond with the 12-week classes. The TOEIC® Preparation and TOEFL® Preparation courses are designed to accommodate open entry and exit. Students may join these classes at any time, and may remain in the course until they have achieved the desired score.
Levels 1 to 5 available.
CONVERSATION & AMERICAN CULTURE
This course focuses on current events and cultural topics in English. Students further develop their pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms and conversational skills. This real-life focus familiarizes and accustoms students with the diversity of American Culture and increases self-esteem and confidence in using English in their educational and personal lives.
Course Learning Outcomes
The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with the many different aspects of American culture such as greetings, gestures, dating, tipping, safety laws, health, holidays, education, shopping and values. As students are introduced to certain topics they will be able to converse and convey their personal opinions, argue a point of view, and share and discuss experiences.
Students will be able to understand and make inferences from conversations and talks regarding academic and social topics. Clear English pronunciation, including stress and intonation will be emphasized and demonstrated through using authentic materials to stimulate students’ oral communication skills.
After the successful completion of each unit, students will be able to:
Discuss assumptions of culture and recognize and use common gestures and sayings;
Get acquainted with each other, recognize and become familiarized with appropriate topics of discussions and distance and space requirements;
Associate social events and holidays with experiences and interpret and discuss superstitions;
Distinguish the different methods of meeting people to date and use compliments and conversation on a date;
Differentiate the different teaching and learning styles, collaborate with classmates on an assigned task, and classify rules for attending school;
Identify common shopping phrases, prices and negotiations, and create a conversation between a customer and a salesperson;
Recognize the different styles, textures, and tastes of food, and produce a conversation on ordering and dining in restaurants;
Correlate health habits and health issues, and perform a doctor/dentist visit role play;
Associate legal terms and legal issues with law and crimes and differentiate road signs;
Describe values and people’s version of an American dream and interpret government terms and American politics.
TOEFL® IBT (INTERNET BASED TEST) – TEST PREPARATION PROGRAM
The TOEFL® Test Preparation Course is for students who plan to take the TOEFL® iBT exam. The TOEFL® exam is a test used for College, University, and Graduate school admission. This course is for students who would like to improve their score on the TOEFL® test. Participants follow an assigned schedule by which they learn TOEFL® skills through studying lectures, doing exercises, taking practice TOEFL® tests, and receiving instructor feedback.
This will prepare them for getting the optimal score they are seeking. Our TOEFL® test Preparation Program focuses on various topics and students use the most relevant textbooks published for the TOEFL® test. Our Preparation Program class is held in the computer lab. Each student is assigned to a computer station to work at and take the weekly practice tests. The TOEFL® test measures the ability of international students to use English in academic settings.
Students who wish to transfer to college or university in the U.S. must take the TOEFL® test in order to be accepted into the university/college program. Each university program and college has its own TOEFL® score requirements. Students should check the requirements for the respective institution they have decided to transfer to. The ETS website has all the necessary information on different TOEFL® score requirements for institutions throughout the United States.
As a TOEFL® iBT (Internet-based) test center, we are proud to say that we have been a successful test center for over seven years. Many candidates have come to take the test at our center, from as far away as San Diego. Our staff is caring and makes sure that all the candidates are comfortable while taking the test. Students who wish to take the test at our test center need to bring their passport as their identification document if they are not citizens of the U.S., or their green card if they are permanent residents. Students wishing to take the test at our test center should consult the ETS website and read the TOEFL® bulletin by going to www.ets.org/toefl.
Our admissions staff speaks many different languages and all students are welcome to ask questions any time during their enrollment at our school. We are committed to providing quality education to our students who wish to attend classes for their personal or business reasons.
TOEIC TEST PREPARATION PROGRAM
This course offers students preparation in making it possible for them to master the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC). The business world demands that its participants communicate effectively. This course is intended to help students who plan to work for international organizations, and tools to become confident in their ability to speak, listen, read, and write in American English, which will lead them to success in their business, professional, or technical careers. Besides regular class instruction, students will also take a weekly (full-length) practice test to monitor individual progress.
This course focuses on the practical application of principal language skills with emphasis and focus on the basics of business writing and oral communication in business related situations or contexts. Students are given a firm base and effective knowledge of business English.
Course Learning Outcomes
The objectives of this course are to introduce students to problem solving, critical thinking and professional communication through integrated skills. The emphasis is on how to use formal vocabulary and expressions in business-related environments both orally and in written form. Students develop productive skills through group/pair work, presentations, discussions and role-plays.
The communicative functions include practicing moderating skills, form-filling, writing cover letters and resumes, discussing global issues that affect the business world, developing time-management skills, creating action plans, decision-making, placing orders, participating in meetings, giving formal presentations, reading and discussing job advertisements, and analyzing different sales situations. To this end, extensive pair and group work, listening comprehension exercises, reading, and writing is carried out. Students will be exposed to simulated business situations and introduced to authentic business-related materials.
Students will be able to demonstrate their abilities to communicate in a variety of business settings and interact in English using comprehensive business skills.
After the successful completion of each unit, students will be able to:
Discuss, brainstorm, and evaluate ideas by listening and taking notes;
Listen and read for specific information, gist, key ideas, general ideas, and understand implied ideas;
Comprehend vocabulary in and from context;
Listen and identify speakers in a telephone conversation, listen for attitude and numerical information and check information and make small talk
Identify key ideas and details in a text, summarize information from a listening or reading and skim and scan an article;
Categorize and use formal and informal registers;
Provide suggestions and recommendations and talk about advantages and disadvantages
Express opinion, tendencies, cause and effect, and reasons;
Write descriptions, definitions, e-mails, memos, reports, business and information letters;
Interpret and present information in graphs and charts; Role-play situations
Describe statistical trends and products
Prepare and give a oral presentation and report what someone says/said
Make contrasts, comparison, requests, persuade and complain;
Prepare and formulate questionnaires/questions
Distinguish word families and formation and identify synonyms
Use business jargon and business slang
Speculate, make predictions, and write about the future.
Rosemead College provides a Summer month of study and adventure for students from all around the world. It is a chance for you to come to learn the language and much more!
Learn English & American cultures
Experienced English instructors immerse students in useful language lessons every morning in the classroom, while the afternoons are times of adventure and opportunities to use English in natural settings. Teachers help students feel comfortable with using English daily. Students with all levels are welcome to join the Summer program.
Enjoy and explore Southern California
The afternoons and weekends are opportunities for the participants to get out of the classroom and see life in America up close through field trips. Various attractions include Disneyland, Universal Studios, museums, baseball games, BBQ party, and other educational field trips.
Caring host families and friends from all around the world
Students stay with American host families who provide a home life that is encouraging and interesting, opening a window to the hopes and dreams of families in the United States. Students share their own cultures with host families and they can also learn other cultures from participants from other countries.
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