Internexus Proficiency Levels Beginning Level
University of Michigan English Placement Test Form D Score = 0 – 26 Score for Students who arrive in Session 2 = 27 – 33 Students placed in the Internexus Beginning Level build the basic elements to interact in situations connected to their personal life; daily routines, leisure activities, future plans and past activities. They are able to communicate using two or three-word utterances and learned phrases. They often require repetition and process time, but can understand frequently used words and phrases. They can write simple statements and questions, but organizational structure is weak or nonexistent. Students can read and understand elementary materials, such as simple narratives and brief texts which use basic sentence structure and vocabulary.
University of Michigan English Placement Test Form D Score = 27 – 40 Score for Students who arrive in Session 2 = 34-47 Students placed in the Internexus Pre–Intermediate Level start to talk about relationships between personal aspects and the world where they live, expressing viewpoints, sharing experiences and concerns, talking about possibilities, and comparing people and places. They understand enough of what is said to communicate on a basic level if spoken to slowly and in simple language. They can handle conversation on topics which are familiar to them, but no detailed information. They still need repetition and process time, but their sentences are longer. They can write statements and questions with fair control over basic, but not complex, structures. They have frequent grammatical errors, sometimes obscuring meaning. Their ability to organize paragraphs or short essays is developing. Students can read slightly longer texts, but of low complexity and familiar vocabulary. Students deal best with texts which require minimal inference and interpretation.
University of Michigan English Placement Test Form D Score = 41 – 50 Score for Students who arrive in Session 2 = 48 – 61 Students placed in the Internexus Intermediate Level are starting to develop their fluency, making use of more accurate and appropriate language to express ideas, establish hypotheses and defend viewpoints. They can successfully function in a greater variety of communicative situations, including those which are spontaneous and unrehearsed. They begin to manipulate and control language with more competence. They can understand the main idea of longer, more rapid discourse but miss the details. They still comprehend best when speech is slower and less complex then native speech. They have good understanding of paragraph and essay structure. They are better able to support their ideas and give details, but still make frequent grammatical errors. Students can read authentic materials with some difficulty. They have trouble with vocabulary, speed, and the ability to extract salient elements; however, they can deal with more complex content and structure.
High Intermediate Level
University of Michigan English Placement Test Form C Score = 51 – 61 Score for Students who arrive in Session 2 = 58 – 65 Students placed in the Internexus High Intermediate Level can express themselves with greater fluency on a variety of subjects, using more varied vocabulary and showing greater control over the structure of the language. They display a greater degree of abstraction and argumentation and are able to make use of a variety of communicative strategies. Students can comprehend key points of lectures on familiar subjects with great effort. They can write lengthier essays and assignments with greater understanding of cohesiveness. Sentence structure is becoming more complex. Their writing can be understood by native speakers not accustomed to nonnative writing. They can read more difficult and lengthy authentic materials at labored speed. They still miss details, but have improved ability to extract salient elements.
* Students at High Intermediate Level also take: • Practicum for Academic Success 101 The Practicum for Academic Success (PAS) 101 prepares our students for success in the universities. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to discuss how they are responsible for their experience in college/universities. In addition, they will be able to describe ways to create a successful experience in college or university. They will also learn how to take effective notes, present clear written and oral reports, listen with comprehension to a lecture, develop strong and healthy relationships and follow classroom etiquette.
University of Michigan English Placement Test Form C Score = 62 – 76 Score for Students who arrive in Session 2 = 70 – 80 Students placed in the Internexus Advanced Level expand and polish their knowledge of the language, achieving a more accurate, articulate and elaborate communication. They are very aware of the use they and others make of the language, becoming more able to incorporate new words and expressions and correct their own mistakes. They are often able to interpret subtleties of the language and idiomatic expressions. Students can understand conversation at native speed. They can write formal texts with more consistency and accuracy. Their 12 grammar may still have inaccuracies, but is not a barrier to understanding. These students are familiar with a range of rhetorical patterns. They can read texts written for a general audience at near-native speed. After completing this level, students are ready for studying at a university or working in an English speaking environment.
* Students at Advanced Level also take: • Practicum for Academic Success 102 The Practicum for Academic Success (PAS) 102 prepares our students for success in university. Upon completion of the course, students will have the knowledge on how to deal with stress, read and understand academic articles, demonstrate study skills and observe and understand freshman level classes. They will also become familiar with college policies, procedures and academic resources. They will demonstrate key critical thinking skills during class discussion, work in groups for presentations, complete course application process and participate in writing/editing lab.
At Internexus Orlando, we believe that your growth in English proficiency correlates with the number of classes you take. We offer a core ESL program of Grammar, Reading, Writing, and Listening/Speaking. We are also able to offer Enrichment classes such as:
• Skills for Taking the TOEFL Test (High Intermediate and Advanced level students)
• Skills for Taking the IELTS Test (High Intermediate and Advanced level students)
• American Pronunciation (all level students)
• Advanced Plus (ESL Graduate students or Placement Test score of 86- 100)
These courses are offered at an additional course fee. Our ESL instructors at
Internexus Orlando benefit from our program’s flexibility to meet your needs. We offer private tutoring (additional fee) for students who have a specific need. Study Skills Seminar: Study Skills Seminar is an academic assistance study course available for all Internexus students. Students who are new to Internexus, students who are repeating a level, and those returning from 13 a vacation are required to take Study Skills Seminar for at least one session. The class time is dedicated to meeting students’ needs through independent study, one-on-one tutoring, and small group instruction directed and overseen by Internexus instructors. Students must attend 4 hours of Study Skills Seminar per week. Study Skills Seminar students undergo review at the end of each session to determine whether they will continue or advance out of the Study Skills Seminar course.