OPMI is committed to provide high quality English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction and orientation in U.S. culture to international students, professionals and other non-native speakers for academic, personal and professional pursuits through the Intensive English Program (IEP).

Program Overview

At OPMI, we provide an education of excellence in English as a Second Language to students from all over the world in order to help develop skills needed for academic, professional, and social purposes.

We offer a six – level General English program with courses organized in a sequential order from the beginning to the advanced level.

Based on the results of the placement test, each student is placed in the proper level of either morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend class.

Each Level takes 200 hours to complete within a 12 – week semester. Each class meets for a minimum of 18 hours per week (one class hour equals 50 minutes). Each Level ends with a Level Up test to assess if students can move up to the next Level.

Classes are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening from Monday through Sunday.

Our program is designed to help students build confidence and achieve the highest level of fluency and accuracy in English. By taking into full account the most effective means for meeting students’ interests and educational needs, the General English Program goal is to gradually improve students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to help them strengthen their existing worldwide connections while learning English skills needed for the 21st century.

The goal of this course is for the learner’s acquisition and command of sound structures
and sentence patterns of basic introductory English by practicing giving personal information, asking and answering questions: phone numbers, address, nationality; and describing places, family and vacation.
The goal of this course is to help learners improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to gain confidence in speaking, increase vocabulary, start conversations, and improve fluency and accuracy used in day to day situations, such as making medical appointments, banking, following directions. Students will also talk about types of vacations, tourism, objects and possessions.
The goal of this course is to help learners improve their speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in real – life situations, such as communicating over the phone, making small talk, reading short articles from the newspapers or magazines, writing simple narrative and descriptive paragraphs. Topics include: talking about medical problems, transportation and leisure activities.
The goal of this course is for learners to develop intermediate level listening/speaking and reading/writing skills through analysis of assigned texts that respond to content of a reading or listening passage and use communication strategies to participate in group and class discussions. Topics include nature globalization and news stories.
The goal of this course is for the learners to develop the ability to discuss, select, compile, and synthesize information for an oral presentation; use vocabulary and grammatical structures appropriately; deliver an effective oral presentation with low-advanced-level fluency in American English. Topics include opinions about travel, staycation, global problems; overpopulation; information age; predictions and technological solutions.
The goal of this course is for learners to become more independent and effective language learners, acquire vocabulary and apply knowledge of English language structure and mechanics to produce comprehensible speech in English or express themselves orally in English for a variety of purposes, such as reading and comprehending written text by participating as thoughtful contributors in a variety of formal and informal discussion formats. Topics include using social media, health and safety issues.

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