Features of the ELP Programs

The ELP Programs:

  1. motivate students with interesting and theme-based topics
  2. build communication skills for everyday use
  3. develop all four macro skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
  4. provide listening practice to a range of accents and help students to solve common pronunciation problems
  5. explain grammar simply, clearly and comprehensively
  6. guide teachers with after-class activities and useful reference materials
  7. provide guidance and opportunities for students to practice oral and written presentations, and
  8. include all assessments in the Assessment Package:
    • ongoing skills-based assessments with teacher instructions and assessment criteria, final tests and audio CDs.
    • final tests of four macro skills (with audio CDs.)

How are these programs delivered?

  • These programs can be delivered at secondary schools and other centers in a variety of modes.
  • AES works with each center to adapt the programs to suit their unique circumstances.

Sample modes of delivery

Stage Standard full-time mode
20―25 hours per week
Concurrent with high school curriculum
EPP Level 1B
EPP Level 1C
6 weeks, or more
6 weeks, or more
Part-time during Year 7
Part-time during Year 7
EPP Level 2A
EPP Level 2B
6 weeks, or more
6 weeks, or more
Part-time during Year 8
Part-time during Year 9
EPP Level 3A
EPP Level 3B
6 weeks, or more
6 weeks, or more
Part-time during Year 10
Part-time during Year 11

The circumstances of each school are unique, so it may be possible for students to complete the ELP courses they need differently from shown in the table.

How are these programs taught?

Based on an interactive and functional theory of language teaching and learning, these programs enable students to develop language proficiency and communicative skills in an authentic, meaningful and contextualized manner. The programs help teachers to create a positive, supportive and motivating learner-centerd environment.

Where are these programs taught?

These programs are delivered in more than ten countries including Bahrain, Canada, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. They are taught in centers situated on university campuses, in private language or business colleges, in corporate offices and within private international and local high schools.

The English Language Programs can be adapted to suit middle school and high school students and young adults. With flexible entry and exit points, it is possible to design a suite of programs suitable for any educational organization. Training and ongoing academic support are provided to all ELP centers.

What our customers say

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Robert J. Karvois, Jr. Academic Coordinator, Singapore International School, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM

"The introduction of the EPP has set off a positive synergy among the staff. Teachers are working together to identify and help at risk students as well as provide the vocabulary and language skills needed to succeed in subject classes. The EPP’s full package approach has allowed our teachers to better use their time and creativity. Instead of writing lesson plans from scratch, our teachers spend more of their preparation time reviewing and understanding the material in depth, as well as allowing additional time for developing creative and innovative supplements to the class material."

"Our Academic English Program is extremely challenging for the students. By teaching the students that learning new language can be fun, the EPP program is providing our students with a new–found confidence in the use of English. Students, particularly those identified as at risk, are more willing to step out of their safety zone and try to apply their new language skills throughout their academic program."