Intensive Speaking & Listening

Our Most Popular Course!

Study speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation.

Gain fluency and confidence with everyday English in an interactive small-group class.

Get lots of speaking opportunities in our interactive, dynamic classes.

Study the structure and language functions of English systematically, with focused, personalized feedback on your specific weaknesses.


What You'll Learn

  • Speaking skills: hold conversations, ask questions, explain your opinions and experiences
  • Listening skills: understand English-language news, movies, and music in addition to following conversations in English
  • Vocabulary for your daily life in Seattle
  • US culture and the cultures of your classmates
  • Grammar to express basic and complex ideas

Course Details

  • 2 periods daily, Monday – Friday
    • 1 ALPS period = 50 minutes + a 10-minute break
  • Each ALPS session is 4 weeks long – take 1 or more sessions
  • Beginning to advanced levels
    • We’ll give you a placement test before you begin classes to determine your level.
  • Small class size guarantee – 3-8 students per class, 8 students maximum.

Included in:

Tuition: $760 tuition per 4-week session

  • One-time application fee – $150 for F-1 visa students, $50 for all other visa types
  • Facility & Activity fee – $35 per 4-week session
  • Medical insurance – $175 per 4-week session
    • F-1 visa students must have medical insurance. However, you are not required to buy insurance from ALPS. If you purchase insurance elsewhere, this fee is not charged.
  • Book fees – $30-90 per Intensive class (Intensive Speaking & Listening, Intensive Reading & Writing, and/or Intensive Test Prep), depending on class and level. You will need to buy new textbooks every 1-3 sessions.


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