Learn English in South Carolina with Agape!

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Agape English Language Institute is dedicated to providing high-quality English language instruction at an affordable cost and in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We have two locations in Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina.

Intensive English Program:

Our full-time intensive English program is nine weeks long and includes 21 hours of intensive English training. All courses are taught by qualified Bachelor’s or Master’s degree instructors, cover six levels from beginner to proficient, and are integrated with TOEFL preparation. Students are placed in appropriate levels following a placement test and curriculum is supported by academic ESL books. The Intensive English Program consists of three core classes:

SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Students improve their communication skills through different listening and speaking strategies. They are exposed to a variety of level-appropriate audio clips, such as class discussions, radio interviews, and news broadcasts. They learn how to express their opinions, present arguments, and communicate effectively with others.

READING AND WRITING
Students will learn to read and understand academic texts, build their vocabulary, learn note-taking skills, and enhance their critical thinking skills. Throughout the program, they will learn how to write texts beginning with sentences and finishing with a research paper.

GRAMMAR
Students will gain a functional use of grammar topics, such as verb tenses, articles, and conditionals. Classes are taught using a variety of activities to accommodate students with different types of learning styles so that each student can fully master each grammar point.

PROFICIENCY LEVELS
Students start in the level they test into when they begin at Agape. A foundations class is available for students who do not meet the testing requirements for Agape’s level 1 class. At the end of the 9-week session, students must have an average class grade of 70% or higher to advance to the next level in any particular class. Students can continue their studies until they have reached the level they desire. Upon completion of their studies, students receive a certificate to show the highest levels they completed.

American homestays are available upon request.

Language courses at Agape English Language Institute

  • Intensive English Program – Full-time

    Course length
    5-9 week course

    Course price
    From $1300 — ($2000 for 9 weeks)

    More info
    Agape is an accredited Intensive English Program offering up to 21 hours of English language training per week. We offer courses in Speaking & Listening, Reading & Writing, and Grammar. Classes are from 9:00am – 2:45pm, Monday – Thursday and from 9:00am – 12:30pm on Fridays.

    Our standard program length is 9-weeks and our minimum study length is 5 weeks.

    All of our classes are taught by qualified Bachelor’s or Master’s degree holding instructors.

    We offer 6 levels of courses ranging from beginner to proficient with integrated TOEFL preparation. Students are given three different tests on registration day to place them in the correct level.

    American homestay is available for international students. (See Homestay under housing options)

    Agape’s curriculum is supported by and built on academic ESL textbooks.

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  • Intensive English Program – Part-time

    Course length
    5-9 weeks

    Course price
    From $520 — ($1400 for 2 classes for 9 weeks)

    More info
    Part-time study at Agape gives students access to 7-14 hours of English language training per week. Student’s who are studying part-time can take one or two of our core IEP courses at a time. We offer courses in Speaking & Listening, Reading & Writing, and Grammar. Our core classes are from 9:00am – 2:45pm, Monday – Thursday and Fridays from 9:00am – 12:30pm.

    Our standard program length is 9-weeks and our minimum study length is 5 weeks.

    All of our classes are taught by qualified Bachelor’s or Master’s degree holding instructors.

    We offer 6 levels of courses ranging from beginner to proficient with integrated TOEFL preparation. Students are given three different tests on registration day to place them in the correct level.

    American homestay is available for international students. (See Homestay under housing options)

    Agape’s curriculum is supported by and built on academic ESL textbooks.

    VIEW THIS COURSE