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How are Elective classes organized?

How are Elective classes organized?

What Are the Rules For Elective Classes?

The following is a list of all elective courses offered at PALS and the level they are at. With the exception of students at the C1 level, all students each half semester MUST elect to take either Living in English or Speaking Grammatically. All full-time IEP students must take two electives each half semester.

To advance from one elective level to the next, students must complete the following:

  • At least 2 electives have been taken at the same level.
  • Students must receive at least a “B” in both electives to advance to the next level.
Level Course Title Primary Skill Developed in Course
C1 Academic Discussion: America Now  (2 session course) Speaking Critical Thinking
Academic Discussion: Money and Beyond (2 session course) Speaking Critical Thinking
Public Speaking (I) & (II) Pronunciation Writing
GRE Prep (I) & (II) Speaking Grammar
Advanced Listening Listening Notetaking
B2b Reading for Vocabulary (IV) Reading Vocabulary
Communication in Business (II) Speaking English for Transactions
Living in English (IV) Speaking Daily Life English
Speaking Grammatically (IV) Speaking Grammar
Interactive Listening (IV) Listening Notetaking
B2a Reading for Vocabulary (III) Reading Vocabulary
Communication in Business (I) Speaking English for Transactions
Living in English (III) Speaking Daily Life English
Speaking Grammatically (III) Speaking Grammar
Interactive Listening (III) Listening Notetaking
B1b Reading for Vocabulary (II) Reading Vocabulary
Living in English (II) Speaking Grammar
Speaking Grammatically (II) Speaking Grammar
Interactive Listening (II) Listening Notetaking
B1a Reading for Vocabulary (I) Reading Vocabulary
Living in English (I) Speaking Daily Life English
Speaking Grammatically (I) Speaking Grammar
Interactive Listening (I) Listening Notetaking

(Updated 5/3/2016)