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Standard English Program

Learn English in New York, New Jersey and Florida

Standard English Program

Zoni’s Standard English Program offers classes at all English levels. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, our unique teaching style makes sure you reach your goals.

Our Standard English Program begins with Survival English and progresses through to Advanced Academic Writing. In other words, our Standard English Program caters to everyone’s needs. In addition, we have multiple classes at each level. This means students study on their own schedule (based on availability).

Therefore, if you want to master the English language, our Standard English Program gives you the foundation for success.

Course Description

Introductory standard English course. Students learn the simple present tense, greetings, numbers, dates, time and other simple grammar. As a result, students are able to have a 2-way conversation.
Students’ improve their English fluency, writing, reading comprehension, and spelling. This standard English course also introduces 3-way conversations.
In this course students improve their writing and conversation skills. Students learn to use the future and progressive tenses, comparatives, superlatives, and some idiomatic expressions.
This standard English course focuses on accuracy and fluency. Students’ improve their listening and reading comprehension as more complicated material is introduced. In addition, students learn the perfect tenses.
This course is designed for intermediate students. It challenges students to use complex language and discuss topics such as culture and hobbies.
For intermediate level students ready for complex grammar. This course focuses on increasing vocabulary and introduces basic phrasal verbs and idioms. In addition, students practice reading, writing, and listening.
This course focuses on refining students’ conversation skills. Students are given real-life situations wherein they apply conversation strategies and idiomatic expressions. Students learn to express themselves using high-intermediate structures, new idioms and vocabulary.
The standard English course focuses on phrasal verbs and idioms. Furthermore, students study their usage through reading, writing, and speaking. In addition, students complete writing assignments as part of this course.
Suitable for high intermediate students. Students develop reading skills such as scanning for main ideas, skimming for details, summarizing, paraphrasing and making predictions. Furthermore, students improve their writing skills through journaling.
This high intermediate course develops students’ academic writing. For example, students learn paragraph construction, punctuation, capitalization, and composition writing.
This advanced course teaches students the basics of speech writing and delivery. This includes informative, persuasive, and impromptu speeches and debates. Additionally, writing, reading, listening and speaking are integrated into the course.

Courses

This course is focused on listening comprehension. It provides a variety of listening activities including dialogues, interviews and lectures. It emphasizes listening strategies such as summarizing, making inferences, listening for stressed words, reductions and intonations.
This course is an advanced grammar course that assists advanced level students in developing and mastering language skills using accurate grammar for speaking and writing. It gives students a better understanding of the structural rules of English grammar and its usage.
This course is an advanced grammar course that assists advanced level students in developing and mastering language skills using accurate grammar for speaking and writing. It gives students a better understanding of the structural rules of English grammar and its usage.
This course is an advanced grammar course that assists advanced level students in developing and mastering language skills using accurate grammar for speaking and writing. It gives students a better understanding of the structural rules of English grammar and its usage.
This advanced speech communication course is designed to develop students’ confidence in their ability to create a speech. The course focuses on rudiments of speech writing and delivery specifically in informative, persuasive, impromptu speeches and debates. It reinforces student’s fluency, critical thinking and vocabulary knowledge. Further the exercises are geared towards the acquisition of integrated skills such as writing, reading, listening and speaking.
This course is designed for advanced students of English as a Second Language. It is an integrated skills course with an emphasis on listening and speaking as well as on vocabulary building. Students will listen to actual radio shows and interviews; summarize main ideas; make inferences; listen for intonation; listen for special utterances such as repetition, hesitation and tone of voice. Students will employ these same techniques in discussions, debates and role-plays.
This course is designed for students who have a solid command of structural English language but often lack the vocabulary necessary to comprehend real-life language situations. This course is divided into 12 thematic units that cover the vocabulary and idioms common to these themes. Students will study the most commonly used words, expressions and idioms derive from magazines, newspapers, books and internet. Students will use and understand vocabulary words, expressions and idioms in the context listening, speaking, reading and writing.
This course is designed for advanced English learners who need to develop more integrated language skills specifically reading and writing to meet their academic and professional goals. Students are also encouraged to write paragraphs and essays to express their views and opinions on topics of great interest. Through active participation, students are encouraged to discuss and interpret textual meaning. Students analyze readings and articles to provoke their critical thinking and develop their own opinions and conclusions.
In this course students study of American culture and how it differs from their own. It is designed to enhance communication skills through cultural awareness.
This course is for advanced level students. During the course, students improve their reading comprehension, speaking, grammar and writing skills. Students learn more sophisticated grammar structures and vocabulary.
This course prepares advanced level students for academic courses. The course includes rhetorical strategies and techniques. Students also review grammatical structures and the mechanics of writing.
This course further develops students’ listening comprehension skills. It provides stimulating and content-based lessons for developing comprehension, note taking and academic study skills.
Through this course students develop their critical thinking. Students read and discuss topics of international interest and form their own opinions. Naturally, all four skills--reading, writing, speaking and listening--are developed.
An advanced academic writing course where students practice writing tasks required in college and in business. Students develop their writing, reading and critical thinking. In addition, this course includes the vocabulary and grammar needed for academic and technical writing.