Frequently Asked Questions and Curriculum

The Curriculum

The Curriculum The academic program is a professionally designed curriculum for students from mid-intermediate to advanced levels of English proficiency.

SSALI Multi-level Curriculum Chart

  • Students receive instruction in grammar, composition, oral communication, reading, and vocabulary.
  • Class size averages 12-15 students. Students get a lot of individual attention.
  • Up-to-date textbooks and multi-media materials are used for instruction.
  • Classroom instruction is enriched and supplemented with contact assignments and field trips.
  • Students can select from a variety of special elective classes such as American Culture & Conversation, Idioms and Slang, Pronunciation, Listening, English through Music and Vocabulary.

University Preparation Program (UPP): SAMPLE Weekly Class Schedule

16 Week Semester | 15 Weeks Total Instruction | 18 Classroom Hours/Week | 270 Class Hours/Semester

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:30 am - 11:45 am Analytical Reading Academic Writing Analytical Reading Academic Writing
11:45 pm - 12:30 pm


12:30 pm - 2:45 pm Public Speaking and Pronunciation Advanced Grammar Public Speaking and Pronunciation Multiculturaism