Intensive English Bridge Program
Students who are conditionally accepted by Keystone College take 12 hours/week of ESL (English Speaking Language) plus 6 credits of full-time courses. Keystone ESL Connection is designed to provide language support for students who have not yet achieved a TOEFL score of 550 PBT or 213 on the Computer Based TOEFL (CBT), or 79-80 on the Internet Based TOEFL.
ESL Connection Classes
The ESL Connection classes will include an advanced academic writing class and an intensive TOEFL preparation course. The full-time classes that Keystone ESL Connection students are permitted to take will be determined by the International Student Adviser on an individual basis. Students who are placed in ESL Connection classes must have a conditional acceptance from the College and a score of at least 500 on the Institutional TOEFL, or 173 on CBT, or 61 on the Internet Based TOEFL.
The institutional TOEFL will be offered at the end of each semester and students will be fully admitted into the college as soon as they achieve a TOEFL score of 550/213/80 or better.
- ESL Connection 101 - Advanced Academic Writing/TOEFL Preparation. This course will serve as a pre-English 101 writing class emphasizing appropriate organization and style for a variety of academic writing situations. Emphasis will be on grammar, vocabulary and rhetorical styles. The course will also cover aspects of the TOEFL that will help students become better writers as well as achieve the TOEFL score needed to become full-time Keystone students.
- ESL Connection 102 - Academic Success Reading Seminar. This course will use reading as a basis for discussion, debate and individual presentations. Students will increase vocabulary and reading speed in addition to practicing how to interact in U.S. classroom discussion and how to prepare and make presentations.