Each of the four English-language foundation courses is one quarter long.
ENGU 1401:English 1 (Prerequisite: EMSAT English 500 – 725)
This mobile-learning enhanced elementary-level course reviews basic grammatical structures; expands familiarity with common high-frequency vocabulary; introduces basic reading, writing and listening skills; facilitates speaking in a classroom context; promotes learning how to learn; and encourages independent study.
ENGU 1402: English 2 (Prerequisite: EMSAT English 726 – 975 )
This mobile-learning enhanced pre-intermediate course consolidates and expands on basic grammatical knowledge; focuses on high-frequency vocabulary; advances reading, writing and listening skills; encourages speaking in a classroom context; promotes study skills; and stresses the importance of independent study.
ENGU 1403: English 3 (Prerequisite: EMSAT English 976 – 1099 ENGU 1403)
This mobile-learning enhanced intermediate-level course consolidates and expands on knowledge of grammatical structures commonly found in academic texts; focuses on general, high-frequency academic vocabulary; fosters reading and listening skills with reference to academic discourse; promotes writing skills through assignments requiring patterns of organization common in academic contexts; encourages speaking in an academic context; and reinforces the importance of study skills and independent study.
ENGU 1404: English 4 (Prerequisite: ENGU 1403)
This mobile-learning enhanced intermediate-level course advances the understanding and use of English as well as preparing students for the IELTS exam. Particular attention is paid to the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills as they pertain to IELTS. IELTS-specific test-taking skills and strategies are also taught.