SLA Special Programs

REMEDIAL ENGLISH PROGRAM
The Remedial English Program, also called the English Bridging Program, aims to equip the students with the necessary communication skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing) and knowledge of the language in areas of grammar, syntax, mechanics, organization and word choice. By doing so, the program hopes to prepare the students for the core English courses, to enable them to meet the academic demands of their chosen courses, and most important of all, to train them to communicate, both in oral and written, in English effectively. The program primarily employs the Integrated Language Work (ILW) as a framework for instruction, allowing students to use the language structures in a more natural way through doing life-like speaking and writing tasks.

ENGLISH ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
The English Enhancement Program aims to assist faculty and staff to develop above average ability in English as a means of expressing and exchanging thoughts through reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It also hopes to develop critical thinking and appreciation of the English language by way of creative activities, learning through literature, debate and argumentation, and interactive reading.

Foreign Language Programs

Chinese Mandarin Program
The Chinese Mandarin Program aims to provide basic and functional oral Chinese Mandarin skills to students in the college level of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University. It shall be an elective course for those enrolled in the School of Management and Accountancy and School of Liberal Arts.

Certificate in Chinese Mandarin
The Certificate in Chinese Mandarin Program aims to provide basic and functional oral Chinese Mandarin skills to students in the college level of ADZU with no electives in their course curriculum. The course is also open to graduates/professionals. At the end of the program, students shall receive a certificate equivalent to a three-unit undergraduate course.

Certificate in English as a Foreign Language
The Certificate in English as a Foreign Language aims to provide basic and functional oral English skills to foreigners and locals who have English as a foreign language (not L2). At the end of the program, students shall receive a certificate equivalent to a three-unit undergraduate course.

Reading Program
The Reading Program of the Languages Department is offered to all college freshmen enrolled in the Remedial English and the Basic English classes. This program includes a one-hour individual silent reading activity once a week and involves close monitoring of students' reading performance.

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