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  • IEC Placement & Schedule
    ability Students are put into General and Oral Communications levels based on their test performances Their General and Oral levels may be different depending on their English skills In some cases a student s level may be changed during the first two weeks of the session This will happen if a student s test scores did not show his or her real English ability The student s teachers will decide if a level change is needed Students who continue into another session will be placed in a higher class the next session if they have good attendance and pass all their classes Continuing students are placed in their new classes based on their grades and teacher recommendations from the previous session Class Schedule Information Classes for all IEC students meet between the hours of 8 am and 1pm with a break for lunch Students in all levels of IEC attend twenty 20 hours a week of the following regular classes LEVELS 100 105 A 8 hours Oral Communications B 3 hours Grammar C 3 hours Writing D 3 hours Reading E 3 hours Listening LEVELS 106 107 A 8 hours Oral Communications Advanced Seminars B 3 hours Writing C 3

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/iec/class-placement-and-schedule/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Attendance
    a student on an F 1 visa attending class needs to be your first priority That means you should expect to be in class from 20 to 23 hours a week Please plan trips TOEFL tests driving tests parties naps etc for times when you do not have class You should save the hours of absence that are allowed for sickness or emergencies You never know in advance if you are going to be sick or have an emergency so be careful about your attendance when you are healthy and have no problems If you are sick for more than one day or have an emergency when you return to school please come to the ALI office and tell the IEC Program Director why you were absent An absence report will be filled out and put in your student file These absences are not excused but if there is a note in your file it can help your situation if you risk being out of status Your teachers will take attendance every day in the following classes General Level classes Oral Communications classes and Elective classes If you have a special schedule and take EAP classes or observe an SDSU class you also need to have good attendance in those classes You are not required to take electives However if you sign up for electives you must attend Your elective teachers will take attendance If you decide not to attend a class that you signed up for you must drop the class by the deadline This information is written on the elective schedule that you will receive after you have chosen your classes If you have been absent from class for 10 of classes for one session a first warning email will be sent to you This letter will tell

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/iec/attendance/ (2015-06-03)
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  • IEC Certificate
    for at least 80 of the program can receive a Certificate of Completion For example if the session is ten weeks long students must enroll for at least eight weeks of the program Certificate of Participation Students who enroll for less than 80 of the program can receive a Certificate of Participation For example if the session is ten weeks long and students enroll for seven or fewer weeks they can receive a Certificate of Participation Below is a chart showing the number of weeks students would need to complete to receive a Certificate of Completion depending on the length of the session Length of session Minimum number of weeks to receive a Certificate of Completion Five week session 4 Six week session 5 Eight week session 6 Nine week session 7 Ten week session 8 In order to receive a Certificate of Completion or a Certificate of Participation students must do the following have at least 80 attendance overall in their classes Attendance is taken in General Level classes Oral Communications classes and Elective classes pass all classes If you get an F in any of your classes you will not receive a certificate pay all tuition and fees

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/iec/certificate/ (2015-06-03)
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  • TOEIC Information
    test is useful for people who use English in their workplace and everyday life In fact in some countries companies will ask to see a TOEIC score before giving someone a job or a promotion at work The TOEIC is also useful for students who want an objective way to measure improvement in some of their English skills That means as you learn more English each time you take the test you will get a higher score This will show you that your listening grammar reading and vocabulary skills have improved How can I prepare for the TOEIC while I am in the IEC program There are several things you can do to prepare for the TOEIC Sign up for a TOEIC elective class This elective class is offered on Friday mornings for students in IEC General Levels 103 through 105 Go to the ALI Computer Lab GW 2519 during Open Lab hours and ask the Computer Lab teacher for TOEIC preparation books and tapes You can work independently in the computer lab on your TOEIC skills Sign up for and attend the TOEIC Preparation Workshop offered to IEC students each semester Can I take the TOEIC in San Diego

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/iec/toeic/ (2015-06-03)
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  • TOEFL & IELTS Information
    should take the TOEFL Students who plan to enter a college or university in the United States should take the TOEFL In addition there are several ALI programs for example the Business Certificate Program that require a TOEFL score Can I take the TOEFL at San Diego State University Go to the ALI advising office to find out how to register for the TOEFL How much does it cost Test fee is 185 for the iBT must be paid by credit card How can I prepare for the TOEFL while I am in the IEC program Students in the IEC program have a variety of things they can do to prepare for the TOEFL Sign up for one or more Friday morning TOEFL electives You will have the opportunity to choose elective classes during the first week of your program You can practice for TOEFL in ALI labs Go to the computer labs Gateway 1520 and 1530 during open lab hours and ask the lab assistants for TOEFL preparation material IELTS Information What is the IELTS IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe Conducting 1 7 million tests globally IELTS is the world s most popular English testing system IELTS tests are up to four times a month You can choose from two types of IELTS test Academic or General Training depending on whether you want to study work or migrate IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9 band scale Most US universities require a total score of 6 5 Who should take the IELTS IELTS tests all four language skills listening reading writing and speaking The Speaking test is a face to face interview with a certified examiner It is interactive and as close to a real life situation

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/iec/toefl-ielts/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Computer Lab
    Attendance Receiving a Certificate TOIEC Info TOEFL IELTS Info Computer Labs Help Advising Computer Lab Information The following labs are available for use by students Gateway Center GC 1520 1530 and 2519 Extended Studies Center ESC 105 and 207 Important Please DO NOT enter a lab when the sign says closed it may be closed for a class Lab Printing Rules You may print assignments for ALI classes only Do

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/iec/labs/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Help & Advising
    extra help with pronunciation or practice with grammar Do you need help with your homework assignments The ALI offers pronunciation clinics extra grammar practice and a homework help lab See the schedules below Pronunciation Clinic MONDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 2 10 3 pm GC 2531 8 30 9 20 am GC 1532 12 30 1 30 pm GC 1530 Focus on Grammar Lab FOG MONDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 2 10 3 pm GC 1520 1 15 3 15 pm GC 1530 12 30 1 30 pm GC 1520 Homework Help Lab not available this term Resolving Problems and Advising Sometimes students have problems that are too difficult for them to solve alone The teachers and staff at the ALI want to help you If you have a difficult problem Talk to your Level Advisor usually this person is your reading teacher to find out who can help you Your Level Advisor will probably introduce you to someone in the office who knows how to fix your specific problem for example the Homestay Coordinator or someone in the accounting office Talk to the Student Relations Counselor Marc Tannenhaus Marc can help students solve many types of problems practical parking tickets lost

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  • IEC Spring B 2015
    the ALI Please read the information on this blog about attendance and requirements for getting a certificate this is very important San Diego is a safe city but you do need to pay close attention to your valuables It is easy to lose a wallet a purse or a phone and many times difficult to find it again The best way to learn a language is to use it Make friends from different countries watch movies read books and magazines Spend several hours outside of class using English It will make a huge difference in how fast you learn English and it will be more fun as well Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Tomomi Aoki 30 October 2014 4 38 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Valeria Garcia Alvarez 21 July 2014 3 42 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Finds Multinational Success Yutaka Matsuda 28 January 2014 7 28 PM No Comments Read More Student Spotlight Zabella Demirtshyan Pre MBA and Pre Master s Program 16 October 2013 10 30 PM No Comments Read More Instructor Profiles ALI Instructor Profile Renee Merrill 27 February 2015 8 24 PM No Comments Read More ALI Instructor Profile Glen Clabaugh 11 November 2014 12 23 AM No Comments Read More ALI Instructor Profile Brian Mark 17 July 2014 8 57 PM No Comments Read More ALI Instructor Profile Wes Bennett 20 February 2014 5 33 PM No Comments Read More ALI Instructor

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2015/01/iec-spring-a-2015/ (2015-06-03)
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