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Zoni's Intensive English Programs

Looking for an Intensive English Program?

Zoni offers Premium Intensive English Program and Semi- Premium Intensive English Program. The main difference between these programs is their length and structure. If you want to improve your English quickly for further studies or work, we recommend our Premium Intensive English Program. On the other hand, if you want to learn English for travel or fun, the Semi-Premium Intensive course is a good fit. If you are not sure which course is right for you, contact us and we will be more than happy to help.

Program Description

These programs consist of integrated English skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Additionally, you also study pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Our Intensive English Program also includes exciting extracurricular activities. For instance, students can take part in field trips and cultural activities. These activities are designed to give you the chance to practice English in the real world.

Below you can read more about these programs and the corresponding courses including the different levels of English proficiency. Do not worry if you do not know your English level. On your first day at Zoni you will be given a written and oral placement tests. That way we can make sure we put you in the right course at the right level.

For many of our courses, you can choose class times to fit your schedule. In other words, if you are not a morning person, do not worry! We have classes starting later in the day.


Course Description

Beginner I - Survival English

This is an introductory course using the first Zoni English System that provides students with basic, integrated English skills. This course encourages students to think in English, lose their fear of the language, maintain high motivation, build up their fluency and improve their pronunciation. It is designed to give students the basics of the English language using the present simple tense including greetings, numbers, dates, time, adjectives, demonstratives and other simple grammatical structures that enable students to have a two-way conversation.

Beginner 2 - 3-way Conversation

This is an integrated skills course designed for beginning ESL students. Students will improve their oral fluency and listening comprehension. They will develop their writing skills and expand their vocabulary to improve reading comprehension. It will also help students become more adept at spelling.

Beginner 3 - Paths to Everyday Conversation

This is an integrated course for beginning ESL students. Students will learn to express themselves and their needs in spoken and written English. This course focuses on real life situations, including the vocabulary and grammatical structures. In this course students will gain confidence in their listening and speaking skills and they will be able produce letters and short paragraphs.


Intermediate 1 - Integrated Communication Skills I

This course focuses on increasing students’ accuracy and fluency. Students’ listening and reading comprehension skills are enhanced by the introduction of more complex materials. Conversations are expanded through the introduction of the perfect tenses

Intermediate 2 –Integrated Communication Skills II

This course is designed for intermediate ESL students who have a good command of the basic tenses and structures of English, and can apply them in meaningful communication. It is an integrated skills course that challenges students to use and expand their ability to use more complex language and discuss high-interest topics such as culture, superstitions, hobbies, and taboos. The course also introduces more sophisticated grammar structures and tenses. Students will see, hear and practice the language. Students will conduct interviews and engage in discussions on a wide variety of topics.

Intermediate 3 –Integrated Communication Skills III

This course is designed for students who have intermediate communication skills and ready for more complex grammar points. The course focuses on increasing vocabulary and introducing basic phrasal verbs and idioms. It is designed to strengthen students’ skills in speaking using vocabulary words, phrasal verbs and idioms. It enhances their reading, writing, and listening skills through varied activities on different themes in each unit. The course helps improve students’ use of structure and encourages them to use the language correctly.

Intermediate 4 – Integrated Communication Skills IV

This course focuses on refining and improving students’ conversation skills with integration of new structures not covered in earlier courses. It provides students with real life situations categorized in themes wherein they are able to apply conversation strategies and idiomatic expressions confidently. In this course, students learn to understand and express using high-intermediate structures, new idioms and vocabulary, and conversation strategies to unlock difficulties in communicating effectively


High Intermediate 1 – Grammar & Conversation I

This course is designed for high-intermediate ESL students. It reviews and expands upon major structures and introduces more complex skills through integrated reading, writing, listening and speaking activities. Students will be called upon to share their life experiences and learn about those of their classmates. Students will also develop their vocabulary and improve their reading comprehension using realia such as newspapers, Internet research and audiovisual materials.

High Intermediate 2 – Grammar & Conversation II

This course is a continuation of Intermediate I - Grammar & Conversation part 2. It includes reinforcement and expansion activities of using grammar structures in context in all the four skills. Additionally, students continue to develop their vocabulary knowledge and use them in context as well as reinforce their listening and reading comprehension skills.

High Intermediate 3 –Expressions for Real Life Situations

This course is designed for students who already have high intermediate communication skills. The course focuses on phrasal verbs and idioms and their usage through reading, writing, and speaking. Idioms are taught in the context of specific, up-to-date topics and real life situations. It also focuses on speaking, and reading and writing, with writing assignments such as stories and dialogues.

High Intermediate 4 – Dynamic Reading

This course is designed for students who have high intermediate communication skills. The course focuses on developing and improving reading skills such as scanning for main ideas, skimming for details, summarizing, paraphrasing and making predictions. It is rich with vocabulary and comprehension exercises. Topics for discussion include world topics such as diversity, family, alternative medicine, happiness and consumerism. In addition it helps improve student’s writing and speaking skills through writing their journals, personal anecdotes and discussing and relating the readings to their own backgrounds.

High Intermediate 5 - Interactive Writing/ Conversation Practice

This high intermediate to advanced level course is designed to develop students’ ability in creative and academic writing using their experiences as base. The course focuses on developing a solid foundation in the students’ writing, which includes paragraph and essay construction, following the mechanics of writing such as basic punctuation, capitalization, etc. It provides current real life readings for discussion and writing samples. It also teaches high vocabulary words that students can apply in their compositions.


Advanced - Introduction to Speech Communication/Conversation Practice

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.

Advanced – Listening Practice I

This course is focused on listening for comprehension. It provides a variety of listening activities that includes dialogues, interviews and lectures. It emphasizes listening strategies such as summarizing main ideas, making inferences, listening for stressed words, reductions and intonations.

Advanced – Advanced Listening and Speaking I & II / Conversation Practice

This course is designed for advanced students of English as a Second Language ( ESL). 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.

Advanced – Advanced Vocabulary and Idioms I & II

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.

Advanced - Advanced Reading and Writing I & II

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.


Advanced Academic - Academic English

This course is designed for students with advanced level of English. It uses an integrated approach to give students a clearer understanding of American values and attitudes especially regarding controversial issues. Through the use of authentic listening and reading materials students will learn to compare and contrast opposing opinions to develop or reevaluate their own points of view. Students will explore the finer points of grammar and develop a more academic vocabulary to allow for more sophisticated forms of expression, both orally and in writing.

Advanced Academic – Oral Presentation Skills

This is a comprehensive speaking course that will improve both listening comprehension and communication skills. Students learn to ask and respond to different types of questions and clarify information. Students learn techniques to deal with difficult situations and to encourage conversation and discussion. They develop and practice the skills for making clear, concise presentations that are appropriate for their audience. Students learn to overcome speaking anxiety and gain confidence in public speaking and in asking questions.

Advanced Academic – Interactive Vocabulary

This course is for advanced students who want to enrich their knowledge and usage of academic vocabulary through extensive reading, vocabulary exercises, pair work, discussions, student presentations and writing. The guiding principle of the course is that vocabulary enrichment comes about through authentic exposure and practice of reading topics.

Advanced Academic – Academic Writing and Rhetoric

This course is designed for advanced level students who need to enhance their writing and grammar skills. It consists of extensive practice in rhetorical strategies and techniques using various sources to stimulate the thinking, writing and editorial processes. Students will review appropriate grammatical structures and the mechanics of writing. The course is also designed to integrate speaking, listening, and reading skills using the Internet research activities and other sources.

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