Vocational English (ESL)
740 total clock hours, 47 semester credit hours
Vocational English program offered by this college is a stand-alone program that is limited to persons already trained in occupations who would be employable if they could demonstrate adequate English language skills. Instruction is conducted primarily in English and includes a variety of teaching methods and materials. Curricula include several levels of instruction, allowing for individual differences and needs. Teaching method include reading comprehension, oral communication and writing skills. Students who complete the Vocational English program at ATI College will be able to use the English language effectively at work where English is the primary language.
ATI College is accepting applicants for admissions once one of the following criteria has been met:
Applicant must provide a copy of his/her U.S. High School Diploma, GED, State Proficiency Test or its equivalent. For students that have immigrated to the United States, the services of independent academic evaluation are needed to determine academic readiness.
Students without an equivalent to a high school education may still be admitted under the institution’s Ability to Benefit (ATB) procedures by passing the Wonderlic’s ATB tests administrated by an independent proctor.
All students who wish to enroll in a Vocational English program as well as any programs offered at ATI College are administered entrance exam to determine English and Math proficiency prior to the start of the program. Student enrolling in a Vocational English program is re-tested upon conclusion of the program for an accurate proficiency assessment. The Wonderlic’s ATB exam (Verbal/English) is used to measure the ability of non-native speakers of English to communicate.
Individuals with a high school diploma, GED, or college degree are eligible to
Classes are offered at the campus during morning 9AM-12PM, afternoon 1PM-4PM, and evening 6PM-9PM Monday through Friday.
Please contact us for class schedule.
This program is also designed to help students understand cultural differences in communicative style and behavior. It emphasizes cross-cultural communication, including American communicative expectations, barriers to intercultural understanding, and interpersonal oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, particularly instructor-student interactions at the college level.
ATI College is authorized under Federal law to admin non-immigrant alien students.
For more information regarding I-20 application process, go to International Students