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Small Group Classes • Friendly Teachers

At Conversa Language Center, you will learn English fast in small group (2 – 10 students) English as a second language classes. You will have many opportunities to speak English with your friendly teachers and classmates. Practice English language skills while connecting with other students during our birthday and graduation celebrations and field trips. Our student lounge has a dining area with TV and games. After class, step out into downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, a vibrant American city of 2 million people. Practice speaking English in restaurants, shopping centers, sporting events, festivals and many more exciting places!

Conversa’s Intensive English Program:

  • 24 hours of English language instruction per week
  • 4 classes: Integrated English Skills, Conversation & Pronunciation, TOEFL & IELTS Test Preparation, Reading & Writing

Conversa’s Semi-Intensive English Program:

  • 20 hours of English language instruction per week
  • 2 classes: Integrated English Skills, Reading & Writing
  • Classes are 9 am to 1:55 pm, Monday to Thursday and 9 am to 12:30 pm on Friday

Conversa’s Express English Program:

  • 6 hours of English language instruction per week
  • Same material as our Integrated English class, but more concentrated
  • Each unit is about one topic/theme combining grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation and conversation.
  • Learn more English vocabulary, reinforced through interactive lessons
  • Classes are 12 to 3 pm OR 3 to 6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Single Class Descriptions

Integrated English Skills (14 hours/week) A corpus-based class that will help you learn English fast:

  • Study American English to improve your everyday conversation
  • Each unit is about one topic/theme combining grammar, reading, writing, pronunciation and conversation.
  • Learn more English vocabulary, reinforced through interactive lessons and student presentations.

Conversation & Pronunciation Class (4 hours/week) You will study American English pronunciation and how to easily have a conversation in English:

  • Topics using everyday English language, and also academic and business topics.
  • Learn all parts of pronunciation: sounds, stress, rhythm, and intonation

Standardized English Test Preparation Class (14 hours/week) You will learn test taking skills for the TOEFL & IELTS and other tests like the TOEIC and Pearson Versant. In this class you will:

  • Take placement and practice tests for the TOEFL and IELTS tests.
  • Improve your Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking skills so you can pass the tests.

Reading & Writing Class (6 hours/week)

  • Build reading skills for newspapers, magazines, business, university courses and TOEFL/IELTS tests.
  • Learn writing skills needed to succeed at universities in the United States or in business.

 See Conversa’s class schedule.

Conversa Language Center is in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, a fun and exciting city of over 2 million people! To learn more about learning English in Cincinnati, click here. To apply, please use Conversa’s online application.

Partner Universities – No TOEFL Needed

If you have trouble passing the TOEFL test, we can help. Conversa has agreements with Universities who accept Conversa graduates without a TOEFL score. Please see our list of Universities for more information.

Non Discrimination Policy

Conversa does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation or religion.  We welcome everyone!

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One Session = 4 weeks. Study for just one session, or many! Conversa has 5 levels: Beginning to Advanced. Each level takes 3 sessions (12 weeks) to complete. It takes a total of 15 sessions (60 weeks) to go from Low Beginner to Advanced. You can start any session or month of the year. For more information on enrollment dates, please see Conversa 2015 Schedule and Enrollment Dates below. You will take a level placement test during the orientation before you start classes.

Level Learning Objectives

The following Learning Objectives are the skills that students will have upon the completion of the level:

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Learning Objectives Level 1 Low Beginning Level 2 High Beginning Level 3 Low Intermediate Level 4 High Intermediate Level 5 Advanced
Grammar Simple Present, Simple Past, Present Continuous, and Imperative Past Continuous and Simple Future Present Perfect, Subjunctive in Conditional Sentences, Present Perfect Continuous, Simple Past Passive Simple Present Passive, Passive of Modal Verbs, Past Perfect, Passive of Present Continuous, Passive of Present Perfect, Future Continuous, Future Perfect Simple vs. Past Continuous, Active vs. Passive, Perfect vs Non-Perfect, Passive Constructions
Reading Identify main ideas and details, read charts and advertisments, correcting false information Read email and newspapers, predict specific information, identify opinions, advantages and disadvantages, Understand texts that consist of high-frequency, every day, or job. related language. Understand descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters. Understanding texts that consist of high-frequency, every day, or job. related language. Understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning
Speaking Everyday expressions, asking for help, making and answering questions Make conversations, respond to stories and offers, checking information Describe experiences and ambitions, give explanations and opinions Narrate a story or plot, give encouraging advice, share views, connect ideas in logical order to describe events and plans Interact with native speakers in a fluent and spontaneous manner, present clear descriptions on a wide range of topics
Writing Write simple sentences, organizing reasons in order, simple letter writing. Make outlines & topic sentences, compare ideas, descriptive paragraphs, business memos, persuasive letters Write letters describing experiences and impressions, connect topics, categorizing ideas. Academic paragraph format topics, descriptive and persuasive essays, conjunctions and transitional expressions Write clear, detailed text on a wide-range of subjects. Write logical, academic essays showing cause and effect or compare and contrast, advantage-disadvantage
Expected TOEFL score after completing level Minimum score of 8 on Speaking section Minimum score of 13 in Speaking and 11 in Writing sections Score between 30 and 56 on TOEFL iBT Score between 57 and 82 on TOEFL iBT Score between 75 and 90 on TOEFL iBT

Expected language skills and TOEFL scores compiled from Touchstone/Headway CEFR guides provided by Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. To apply, please use Conversa’s online application.

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Hours Monday to Thursday Friday
9:00AM to 12:00PM Integrated English Skills or Standardized English Test Preparation Testing 9-10:30 am
12:00PM to 12:40PM Lunch Break 10:30-11 am
12:40PM to 1:55PM Reading & Writing Testing 11 am-12:30 pm
2:00PM to 3:00PM Conversation & Pronunciation

Express English SCHEDULE

Hours Tuesday Thursday
12 noon to 3:00 PM Express English Program, First Session Express English Program, First Session
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Express English Program, Second Session Express English Program, Second Session

F-1 Visa Students: must take the Intensive Program (24 hours per week) or Semi-Intensive Program (20 hours per week.) 

Non F-1 Visa Students: choose which courses you wish to study – Integrated ESL Skills class, Standardized English Test Preparation class (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), Conversation & Pronunciation class, and/or Reading & Writing classes.

Conversa’s Vacation Schedule: Conversa has a total of 4 weeks of vacation every year.

To apply, please use Conversa’s online application.


Session & Level Start Dates

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