Course Outline

The ACCESS Program Structure​​

Courses are combined skills: Listening and Speaking/Reading and Writing

Classes meet two hours each day, Monday-Friday.

Each term is seven weeks long, and there are six terms per year.​​​

​The ACCESS Course Structure

Level 1 – Basic proficiency in English--learning to write sentences, read simple prose, tell stories, listen and respond/listen and act

Level 2 – Low Intermediate proficiency--learning to write paragraphs, give personal presentations, read longer, simplified texts, engage in discussions, follow dialogues and narratives, take notes

Level 3 – Write sophisticated paragraphs and essays, read more extensive essays and process at the global level, begin simple debates, argumentation and discussion, give informative presentations, grasp low-level authentic lectures and take notes

Level 4 – Write academic essays addressing and issue, develop critical reading skills with sustained readings, make short, basic academic presentations, grasp higher-level semi-authentic lectures

Level 5 – Write a well-organized, well-supported multi-paragraph essay, read and discuss current news, develop skills with authentic academic texts, make fluent academic presentations, discuss lecture content in detail, comprehend semi-authentic academic lectures and take effective notes

Level 6 –​ Write a competent college level essay, negotiate academic texts, give sustained, college-level presentations, engage in group work and discussion, grasp and take effective notes on authentic Ashland University lecture

CEA

Contact ACCESS

Director
Shane Carter
scarter4@ashland.edu

ACCESS Program Coordinator
Julie Lanz
jlanz@ashland.edu
419.289.5068

Administrative Assistant
Seiko Hupfer
shupfer@ashland.edu
419.289.5111

Admissions
international-admissions@ashland.edu

International Student Services
Scott Parillo, Director
iss@ashland.edu