Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics is a series of advanced English classes designed for non-native English speakers. Areas of focus include Advanced Conversation and Fluency, Pronunciation, Business Writing, and Interpersonal Skills for the Workplace (negotiating, problem solving, decision making, nonverbal communication).

Classes typically meet once per week for seven or eight weeks, and there is a small fee.  All instructors hold current credentials in the field of language instruction. 


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Beyond the Basics: Advanced Conversation and FluencyCOM-3711Z31 available classes
This course is designed for non-native English speakers to help improve spoken fluency and accuracy. Students will participate in interactive and engaging practice activities to learn how to express themselves in a variety of settings. Instructors will utilize up-to-date in...
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: Better Scores in TOEFL - ReadingSEF-3001CA21 available classes
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-3001CB21 available classes
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-3001BZ22 available classes
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...
Beyond the Basics: Better Scores on the TOEFL iBT - WritingSEF-3001BY22 available classes
Do you need to improve your score on the writing 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: Business Writing for Non-Native English SpeakersCOM-3711E22 available classes
This course is designed for non-native English speakers to help improve their ability to communicate in writing in the workplace. Topics include business email, formal/informal language, precise use of grammar, common errors and how to avoid them, business etiquette, and wri...
Beyond the Basics: Pronunciation for Non-Native English Speakers Part 1SEF-3001BR2
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-3001BQ22 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: TOEFL iBT Supplementary Lab ClassSEF-3001BX2
This is the perfect addition to your preparation for the TOEFL iBT! This lab class is focused on student needs – the structure you need to stay on task, and the flexibility to focus on what’s important to you. You’ll meet in a computer lab, with an experienced instructor to...
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