The ACCESS Program Structure
ACCESS has been redesigned to integrate with a planned Pathway Program. The Pathway Program will allow students who have achieved a 5.0 IELTS (UG) or a 5.5 IELTS (Graduate) to begin courses at Ashland, while concurrently strengthening their English skills in ACCESS. In order to complement this new program, ACCESS has moved to a 16 week semester system. ACCESS students will take six "core" courses, for a total of eighteen hours, and an American Cultural Exploration Course for two additional hours. Students in the Pathway Program will take ACCESS Core courses according to the results of their IELTS tests.
ACCESS Levels: Basic - Intermediate - Advanced
ACCESS Lecture Classes: Listening - Speaking - Reading - Writing - Grammar
ACCESS Labs: American Cultural Exploration - Vocabulary Lab
An eight week special term will be offered over the Summer break for students who wish to continue building English skills during the break.
The ACCESS Course Structure
Basic English – Focus is on developing Basic Interpesonal Communications Skills (BICS).
Intermediate English – Students move from general English to academic content.
Advanced English – Focus is on preparing to enter the Academic community.