The city of Austin is the capital city of the state of Texas. The area was originally settled in the 1830s. The original settlers were drawn to the banks of the Colorado River and called their encampment, Waterloo. Waterloo became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Republic was...
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The city of Austin is the capital city of the state of Texas. The area was originally settled in the 1830s. The original settlers were drawn to the banks of the Colorado River and called their encampment, Waterloo. Waterloo became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The Republic was annexed by the United States in 1845. Students enrolled in English school in Austin should be sure to visit the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. In true Texas style, this museum offers 3 stories of interactive exhibits including a special effects show and an IMAX theater. Also take time to visit the State Capital. It is the largest in the United States. When its time to head outdoors, Austin has lots to offer. With over 200 parks and miles of hiking and biking trails, residents and visitors alike enjoy getting outside and exploring the area. Spend some time at Lady Bird Lake kayaking, canoeing or swimming. A trip to the Lady Bird Johnson Wild Flower Center is another great excursion. The center is dedicated to the preservation of the native plants in North America. It also plays host to a number of events throughout the year, including a fall planting sale and gardening festival. Austin is often referred to as the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’. Students interested in the local nightlife will find that they can listen to a wide variety of live performances on virtually any night. Students taking English courses in Austin can expect to experience a mild, relatively dry climate in Austin with over 300 days of sunshine per year.
AIA's Intensive English Program is for all levels of students who want to improve their English, either for communication or academics. Students take grammar, conversation, and idioms three times per week; and they study listening, writing and reading twice per week.
Are you on a Tourist Visa? Do you want to study English but still have time to explore Austin, Texas? Then this program is for you! This program is 8 hours per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Students will take Listening & Discussion and Writing & Reading twice per week!
Are you on a tourist visa? Do you want to study English but still have time to explore Austin, Texas? Then this program is for you! This program is 10 hours per week. The classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Are you on a Tourist Visa? Then this program is perfect for you! Our Morning Class Package is 9 hours of classes per week! Students will take Grammar & Conversation and Listening & Discussion twice per week!
Are you on a Tourist Visa? Then this program is a good choice for you! The Path to Fluency Package is 14 hours of classes per week! The classes include: Grammar & Conversation, Listening & Discussion, and Writing & Reading twice per week! AIA's small class sizes give students the opportunity to practice your English and learn with our master teachers!
TIEP’s Texas University Pathway (TUP) provides a 30 hour per week intensive pathway program, prepares university-bound international students for admission and academic success at Texas universities. All levels of instruction emphasize speaking and listening and also practice reading and writing appropriate in academic, social, and professional settings.
Includes books, materials, TOEFL tests, personal lessons, university placement, mentoring and academic advising
University Fast Track is a full-time intensive English program for adult learners at all levels of English proficiency, from beginner to advanced. We offer flexible start dates, 15 week semesters, and 22.
Our Custom English Program is ideal for adult learners at all levels of English proficiency, from beginner to advanced. We offer English classes with flexible start dates, 15 week semesters, and flexible class options for part-time learners.
Level 0 – (CEFR pre-A1 - for pre-literate or ”true beginners" without any prior English language training - referred to at HofT as “Starter” level) At the end of level 0, a student can: Write, read and pronounce basic words in English; discuss numbers, times, family relations, basic school and health-related vocabulary, and understand directions and road signs; interact in a simple way provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Level 1 (CEFR A1 - for “false beginners" with some modicum of basic English studies undertaken in the past – referred to at HofT as “Elementary” level)
At the end of level 1, a student can: Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details, such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
Level 3 (CEFR B1, “Mid-Intermediate” level)
At the end of level 3, a student can: Understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc; deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
Beginning Culture and Idioms: To help students improve vocabulary and properly use common basic expressions related to American life, such as "a piece of cake", etc.
$100 Application Fee
– Includes level test
1 class = $85 per week (4.
News/Media: To help students develop teamwork skills and confidence when making videos, mixed-media projects, newscasts/infomercials, doing interviews, and putting together a school “yearbook,” and to improve student knowledge and use of all communication skills in a journalistic setting.