Beyond the Basics: Advanced English for Non-Native Speakers

Beyond the Basics courses help advanced, non-native-English speakers fill in the missing skills they need to communicate in English with efficiency and precision. Most students taking Beyond the Basics classes are using English every day for work or school and find that they would like to get some additional instruction and practice with a specific language skill.

Most Beyond the Basics classes meet once a week for eight weeks, and classes are usually offered in the evenings. Both online and in-person options are available.

Our pronunciation courses are taught by a certified speech language pathologist. Enrollment in pronunciation courses is limited to 10 students to ensure that every participant receives specialized attention from the instructor.

The following Beyond the Basics courses available:

  • Advanced Conversation and Fluency
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Pronunciation Part 1
  • Pronunciation Part 2

NOTE: The two parts of pronunciation classes do not indicate a level of proficiency. Students do not need to take Part 1 before taking Part 2.

Looking for a private class for your group? We can tailor our courses to meet the unique needs of your business, church, civic or social group.

For more information, email [email protected].

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Beyond the Basics: Advanced Conversation and FluencyCOM-3711Z31 available classes
Improve your fluency and accuracy in spoken English. Students will learn how to express themselves and interact with other people on a variety of topics, in a variety of settings. Instructors will use up-to-date instructional techniques including effective error correction.
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711F21 available classes
Save yourself the frustration of misunderstanding and the hassle of wasted time - improve your knowledge of English grammar. This course focuses on understanding and using advanced grammatical structures in context. Students develop an understanding of their own grammatica...
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 1SEF-3001BR21 available classes
Make sure your message is clear to others! Improve your pronunciation, manage your accent, and become more easily understood. Part 1 of this course for non-native English speakers will help you with vowel sounds, word stress and stress patterns, and sentence stress.
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 2SEF-3001BQ21 available classes
Make sure your message is clear to others! Improve your pronunciation, manage your accent, and become more easily understood. Part 2 of this course for non-native English speakers will help you with conversational strategies such as clarifying, correcting, and disagreeing; v...
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Conversation and Fluency ExtendedCOM-3711AG3
Improve your ability to speak English with fluency, accuracy, and confidence. You will participate in interactive practice activities to learn how to express yourself orally. You’ll get corrections and feedback from a qualified instructor.
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar in Conversation for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711AE3
Improve your ability to understand and use advanced English in conversation. This interactive course allows students to practice English in a supportive environment, under the guidance of a qualified English language instructor. Skills practice includes using multiple verb t...
Beyond the Basics: Advanced Grammar in Writing for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711AF3
Improve your skills in writing English. Can you express yourself with precision in writing? Learn advanced grammar and become proficient in self-editing for accuracy, conciseness, and appropriateness.
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores in TOEFL - ReadingSEF-3001CA2
Do you need to improve your score on the reading portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidence...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores in TOEFL iBT - SpeakingSEF-3001CB2
Do you need to improve your score on the speaking portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confidenc...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores on the TOEFL iBT - ListeningSEF-3001BZ2
Do you need to improve your score on the listening portion of the TOEFL iBT? You're not alone! Join an interactive, dynamic learning environment focused on helping you score higher on the TOEFL iBT. This course is designed to build academic language skills and boost confiden...
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Frequently asked questions

How often are classes offered?

Classes begin throughout the year and do not necessarily follow a semester schedule.

The class I would like to take isn't offered right now. Can I add my name to a notification list?

Yes. If the class you would like to take is not available, click the "Notify me when offered" button to register your email address. You will be notified as soon as a section of that class becomes available.

May I take a class more than one time?

Yes. Taking a class with a different instructor can provide a different type of practice with a different type of content. Repeating a class to further develop a particular skill is a smart idea.

Can my child take a Beyond the Basics class?

Students must be at least 16 years old on the first day of class. Students under 18 must register in person.