We provide 5 programs at CPC
- English Proficiency Program (EPP)
- Short-Term English Program (STEP)
- Conversation Program
- TOEIC®︎ Program
- TOEFL®︎ Program
- Club Keiki (Spring/Summer Kids Program)
English Proficiency Program
(EPP: Designed for full time students)
The English Proficiency Program (EPP) has been designed to empower students to take control of their learning progress by using can-do goals and by using a personalized learning plan. The overall goal is to gradually improve the students' communicative fluency and academic skills in order to become successful English speakers. The program is comprised of eight different levels (i.e., True Beginner through Proficiency). Most EPP students have a student visa and are committed to the study of English full-time (twenty hours a week plus additional hours of preparation at home).
As such, EPP classes assign project-based and task-based activities, as well as reading, writing, listening and speaking practice while emphasizing practical English grammar use/usage.
It takes sixteen weeks (320 hours) to complete each level. Classes are offered in the morning and afternoon, depending on enrollment.
Short-Term English Program
(STEP: Designed for part-time students)
The Short-Term English Program (STEP) is for students who do not have an F-1 student visa and who study for sixteen hours per week, typically four hours per day, Monday through Thursday. Classes are offered in the morning and afternoon, depending on enrollment. Similar in structure to the EPP program, it allows students to experience and participate in a comprehensive program (i.e., True Beginner through Proficiency) for up to twelve weeks.
STEP classes assign project-based and task-based activities, as well as reading, writing, listening and speaking practice while emphasizing practical English grammar use/usage. After the program, the students have a better sense of what language learning entails as they continue learning on their own. By being surrounded by long-term English language learners, STEP students can benefit from their commitment and determination.
The Conversation Program prepares students to speak in a fluent and confident manner by enlarging their vocabulary, perfecting their pronunciation/intonation, and practicing public and private speaking.
There are three classes from Monday to Thursday afternoons.
1) Pronunciation and Accent Reduction
2) Vocabulary and Idioms
3) Role Play and Discussion
The curriculum enables students to speak at specific levels indicated in the Global Scale of English. There are can-do goals that inform Project and Task-based Learning activities in the classes.
The program is 1728 class hours in total. Classes are offered Monday through Thursday afternoons with 18 hours per week. There are four levels in the program:
Level A. Conversation and Drills (True Beginners and Beginners) 24 weeks.
Level B. Conversation and Confidence (Beginner and Low Intermediate Speakers) 24 weeks,
Level C. Conversation and Fluency (Intermediate to Advanced Speakers) 24 weeks,
Level D. Business Conversation Level (Low Advanced to Proficient Speakers) 24 weeks.
Levels are determined by a placement exam given in advance.
TOEIC®︎ (Test of English for International Communication)
The TOEIC program is for students who have either completed the Intermediate level or have placed higher than Intermediate on the placement exam. The TOEIC program is open to full-time students (i.e., twenty hours). This program prepares students to take the TOEIC exam through comprehensive review and practice of the skills that are commonly tested on the exam. The total number of hours it takes to complete the TOEIC program is 480 hours.
TOEFL®︎ (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
The TOEFL program is for students who have either completed the Low Advanced level or have placed higher than Low Advanced on the placement exam. The TOEFL program is open to full-time students (i.e., twenty hours). This program prepares students to take the TOEFL exam through comprehensive review and practice of the skills that are commonly tested on the exam. The total number of hours it takes to complete the TOEFL program is 480 hours.
(Spring/Summer Kids Program)
Club Keiki is a 35-hour seasonal children's program. In the Spring it is available for one week and in the Summer it is available for five weeks. During the summer program, the participants may enroll up to five times continuously or they can pick the different weeks they would like to enroll for. Students are engaged in cultural activities for four hours in the morning and three hours of English classes in the afternoon with a half-hour break for lunch in between.