SOLEX Global partnered with Los Angeles ORT College to provide international students with the language skills necessary to communicate in the English language speaking environment. In the Intensive English program students learn and practice functional English rooted in basic grammar, commonly used vocabulary, functional expressions and phrasal verbs and idioms they are likely to encounter outside of the classroom. At each level, new language skills are learned and reinforced together with skills learned in prior levels that allow for increasingly sophisticated applications of interpersonal communication. Students also have the opportunity of learning English through computers and technology.
The English as a Second Language certification is divided into three clusters of Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Each cluster is divided in 4 to 6 courses. The daytime program is conducted Monday-Thursday for 5 hours a day, and Friday for 4 hours, combining for a total of 24 hours per week.
The evening program runs Monday-Thursday for 4.5 hours a day, combining for a total of 18 hours per week. The English as a Second Language certification daytime program runs for the duration of 30 weeks, and the evening program runs for 40 weeks total. Upon completion of 36/30/24 semester credit hours (720/600/480 clock hours), the student will receive a Diploma of graduation if he/she meets the graduation requirements. LA ORT also offers individual ESL levels as part of the 720, 600 and 480-hour overall programs.
LA ORT uses software such as RosettaStone and CD’s that accompany textbooks to assist in developing greater English language abilities in speaking, writing, listening, and reading. Students also practice grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the computer lab where the instructor guides them through an activity that teaches students how to feel more comfortable interacting with the English language in a less formal structure than a textbook.
One-Year Tuition: $5,500