20 lessons per week
ESL (8 LEVELS)
MLI has 4 programs (Beginner, Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced). Each program has two tracks (track 1 and 2), so there are a total of 8 levels.
BEGINNING ESL - 480 HOURS (TWO TERMS)
This program is designed to introduce and develop fundamental English skills. The focus of this course is on the basic language and functions required to effectively communicate in the English-speaking world.
INTERMEDIATE ESL - 480 HOURS (TWO TERMS)
This program emphasizes the expansion and development of basic conversational functions, essential grammatical structures, and simple reading skills, including a broader range of vocabulary items.
HIGH INTERMEDIATE ESL - 480 HOURS (TWO TERMS)
This program focuses on enhancing open-ended communication skills, accurately using complex grammatical structures, and dealing with a greater variety of reading passages. The main goal is the expansion and development of students’ authentic language capabilities.
ADVANCED ESL - 480 HOURS (TWO TERMS)
This program focuses on refining fluency and critical thinking skills. The main goal is to further develop and enhance the learners’ authentic language capabilities through a variety of high-level, student-centered activities incorporating advanced conversation, academic essay writing, and analytical reading skills.
18 lessons per week
The Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®)
18 hours/wk program
Prerequisite: Completion of Intermediate (Track 2) or higher, or a minimum Placement Test score of 53.
The Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) is a standardized test created and administered by Educational Testing Service in order to assess a non-native speaker’s ability to effectively communicate in English in an academic setting. Most American universities require a TOEFL® score for admission. Many government agencies, private companies, licensing bodies, and scholarship boards also require a score.
MLI’s TOEFL® program is an intensive look at the skills and strategies necessary to achieve a successful score on the four sections of the Internet-Based Test (iBT). In addition to classroom instruction, MLI regularly makes use of the computer lab at each campus in order to provide students with a more authentic iBT TOEFL® experience. Computer practice is given in each subject area, but there is special emphasis on writing and speaking skills.The class is divided into the following sections:
In the Reading section, students are introduced to the ten question types presented in the iBT reading section and learn strategies to answer the questions more effectively.
The Listening section introduces students to the six question types presented in the iBT listening section. Students will learn note-taking strategies to effectively capture main ideas and details.
In the Independent Speaking section, strategies are presented to improve speaking, organization, and pronunciation. Students speak on topics that simulate actual TOEFL® prompts, and are given feedback by the instructor.
As its name suggests, the Integrated Speaking section combines speaking with several other skill groups to simulate an actual academic context. This class gives students practice at responding orally to various written and recorded material. Strategies are presented to improve speaking, reading, listening, note-taking, and pronunciation. Students speak on topics that simulate actual TOEFL® prompts, and are given feedback by the instructor.
In Independent Writing, strategies are presented to help students write standard American English essays. Students write on topics that simulate actual TOEFL® prompts, and are given feedback by the instructor.
Like Integrated Speaking, the Integrated Writing section gives students practice combining several skills together. Students are given written and recorded materials and are asked to respond in writing. Strategies are presented to improve reading, listening, note-taking, and writing. Students write on topics that simulate actual TOEFL® prompts, and are given feedback by the instructor.
In addition to regular course work, three full-length practice tests will be taken per term.
17 lessons per week
Business Plus TOEIC®
18 hours/wk Program
Prerequisite: Eligibility for the Intermediate (Track 2) ESL program or higher.
This program serves as an introduction to the terms commonly used throughout the business world through an exploration of international business practices and concepts. Additionally, it prepares students for success on the TOEIC® – Listening and Reading Exam by introducing essential vocabulary and exploring strategies for achieving a high score on the test.
In Integrated Business Concepts, students develop an understanding of the language and concepts necessary for success in an international business environment. Students will explore a variety of topics through listening exercises, readings, writing projects, and discussions. Topics include work performance and productivity, business innovation, marketing, and investment. Emphasis is also placed on the importance of cultural considerations in an increasingly global business world.
In TOEIC®, students will work to expand their vocabulary and improve their reading, listening, and grammar skills, with the ultimate goal of achieving a high score on the test. The Test Of English for International Communication (TOEIC®) is a standardized test used by various companies and organizations throughout the world as an effective measure of a job candidate’s ability to understand written and spoken English. In TOEIC® class, students will acquire a variety of vocabulary terms essential to everyday communication. They will also examine the 7 parts of the TOEIC®, and develop strategies for approaching each part. Listening and reading exercises (modeled directly after each of the 7 parts of the test) will be taken daily, and 3 complete practice tests will be taken per term.
25 lessons per week
ESL Program CMAR: 25 hours/wk Program
This program is designed to offer students a well-rounded curriculum that includes all of the parts of ESL (listenings/speaking/reading/grammar) with the added advantage of pronunciation practice. MLI’s Conversation Management and Accent Reduction Class (CMAR) is a comprehensive pronunciation course covering all the major consonant and vowel sounds in the English language. The class is structured to allow for group practice but also for guided one-on-one assistance from the teacher. In addition to guided pronunciation practice, listening components ensure that the students can aurally recognize the sounds that they are being asked to replicate. The textbooks are rotated so that students may take the CMAR portion of the class for several terms without repeating the same material.
Date School Established : 2002
School(Business) Permit No. : SEVIS School Code: Westwood: LOS214F19660000 ; Hollywood: LOS214F19660001
Standardized Exam : TOEIC, TOEFL
Mentor Language Institute, we value diversity and encourage each student to share his or her unique cultural background. We foster a learning process in which our students are exposed to a variety of educational methods, and our classes are specially tailored to meet our student’s academic needs and goals. MLI strives to cultivate mutual understanding and friendly relationships among students, staff, and instructors through in-class instruction, outside activities, and campus events.
MLI has two great locations:
Westwood campus is located just 10 minutes from Beverly Hills, famous for it’s world-renowned shopping and fashion areas, such as Rodeo Drive and Beverly Drive. Beverly Hills is one of the most luxurious cities in Los Angeles.
The Hollywood campus is within walking distance of the famous Chinese Theater and Walk of Fame. Hollywood is always exciting, surrounded by popular theaters, fashionable restaurants, designer shops, and clubs.
Our English school in Los Angeles offers programs in ESL, TOEFL®(iBT), Pronunciation, Business English, TOEIC®, Business English plus TOEIC®, Conversation, GMAT® and GRE®. After class, students enjoy a full schedule of activities and field trips, each of which offer opportunities to practice English conversation. U.S. Student Services Inc provides housing services such as home-stay and dormitories for MLI students. MLI also provides other supporting services in order for international students to live safely and comfortably. MLI has Mutual Recognition Programs with many colleges in order to allow students to easily transfer into higher education opportunities. MLI is an English school where serious students can improve their language skills while experiencing the best of American culture. These reasons, as well as many others, are why students choose to study at Mentor Language Institute.