There are three primary goals for the ESL Curriculum, which are related to the four language skills, i.e. listening, reading, speaking and writing. These goals define the major program outcomes as they apply to all English language learners to use English:
1: To communicate in social settings.
2: To achieve academically in all content areas.
3: In professionally, socially and culturally appropriate ways applied to multicultural and diverse settings.
Tourism, Hospitality, and Hotel and Restaurant English
Globalization has also opened the gates of many countries to a new and stronger wave in the tourism and related industries like hotel and restaurant services. Employees of these industries are now compelled to be proficient in English, being the international language of tourism, in order to function effectively in their workplaces. The modern day tourist has a more complex lifestyle and more specific needs and concerns that make it necessary for service staff to communicate effectively in order to serve them well. EPIP offers “English for Special Purposes” courses specifically for hotel, restaurant, and tourism workers. These specialized English courses offer Basic English language proficiency training in listening, speaking, reading and writing, plus the necessary vocabulary, usage, and applications in different industry-related situations. With these EPIP courses, people working in this busy industry will have a chance to learn English on their own available time, and even in the comforts of their homes.
Detailed test results are automatically collated into a database and delivered to the testing organization with evaluation and interpretation of results versus learning targets or objectives. These test results can also be classified and collated into any type of grouping based on skill, age group, or class, as the case may be. For purposes of reviewing for international certification, this tool is ideal for the construction of practice material patterned after the TOEFL or IELTS test formats.
As is the case in all review centers for these tests, repetitive exercises using sample tests have been proven most effective when preparing for TOEFL or IELTS examination.