English for Speakers of Other Languages – ESOL Classes in Austin TX
HOFT Institute offers a comprehensive set of ESOL classes designed to prepare international students for university and college coursework in the USA. We also teach and tutor Americans for whom English is a Second Language. Our scholars come from a diverse collection of countries around the world; and our graduates go on to matriculate at higher education institutions throughout the United States.
The major advantages of the HOFT ESOL program over alternative learning methods are:
- Focus on preparation for university and college studies in the U.S.
- Immersive American English curriculum for international students
- Intensive ESOL classes in the USA at our downtown Austin TX campus near the University of Texas and other nearby colleges
- Available private tutoring online, on campus or in-home
- Elective ESOL classes in English for Healthcare and Business
- 30+ years of experience teaching ESL classes for adults and children
- Learn to read, write and speak English fluently and with confidence
Our students arrive in Austin with a wide range of backgrounds and language skills. Some can already read, write and speak English competently and only need help with American vocabulary, idiomatic usage or pronunciation. Others are just beginning to learn English. The curriculum is structured in 6 levels, and all new students take the Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessment (CAMLA) test to determine their initial levels. As students’ proficiencies increase, they advance to higher-level classes.
Call for more info about our Austin TX ESOL class offerings 1-512-472-6996
HOFT Institute has been teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages for more than three decades. Most of our class participants are international students who are preparing to attend universities and colleges in the United States. We have developed a unique ESOL program that teaches the style of American English prevalent in those institutions of higher learning. HOFT Institute is certified by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) and a member of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).
Our goal is to elevate our pupils’ English language facility to a level comparable to that of their American classmates. We designed the ESOL class curriculum to enable students to communicate effectively in undergraduate or post-graduate courses. In the process, they also learn language skills needed to be an active member of the Austin TX community and enjoy daily life in the U.S.
Traveling to a new country where an unfamiliar language is spoken can be a challenging experience. So at HOFT Institute we strive to create a family atmosphere that welcomes newcomers and makes them comfortable living in Austin and attending school here.
Additional Assistance for ESOL Students
We also assist ESOL students in obtaining the necessary language certifications and travel authorizations:
- TOEFL / IELTS prep courses, TOEFL test administration
- Test preparation classes for the GRE or GMAT
- Document transcription and audio translation services
- HOFT issues I-20 Forms and helps with student visa applications
- Lessons on English usage in common social situations
- Familiarization with American society, culture, cuisine and travel
Program Strategy and Special ESOL Classes
Our core ESOL class curriculum teaches English reading, speaking and writing. These courses are intensive – meaning that they are conducted entirely in English. After many years of teaching ESL and other language programs, we have found that this method produces the fastest – and best – results. HOFT instructors are sensitive to the capabilities and trepidation of students (especially the new ones), and we foster a supportive classroom atmosphere that reduces anxiety and encourages learners to help each other to be successful.
Most importantly, our ESOL class activities are designed to replicate the classroom situations found in the undergraduate and post-graduate schools our students will be attending. The ability to prepare and interact in our courses gives HOFT graduates the skills and confidence to succeed in the college academic environment – as well as common business and social situations.
In addition to our core ESOL classes, we offer elective courses for those pursuing specific fields of study. We offer an English for Health Sciences class to familiarize students with the specialized vocabulary used in medical and pharmacy schools. And one of our more popular ESOL class offerings is English for Business which introduces students to management, sales, marketing, financial, accounting and human resources terminology and interactive workplace situations.
We look forward to talking with prospective students about their needs and how we can help you achieve your academic and career goals! To learn more, call today to speak with one of our professional ESOL instructors in Austin TX. 1-512-472-6996
HOFT Institute — American ESOL Classes in the USA