Chinese – American Virtual Courses
Oxford Community Schools designed three virtual learning courses that will enhance the Chinese learning experience in writing and test preparations. These courses are interactive and are supported by highly qualified teachers in our district. Weekly live interactions with teachers ensure that each student is provided with the greatest opportunity for success. Students will also have the opportunity to develop skills needed to properly evaluate quality research. By engaging in follow-up dialogue with teachers, they will be better prepared to represent their findings through effective writing skills.
College Writing Preparatory Course
The College Writing course will provide students with the knowledge and confidence to begin their advanced studies at the college level. Students will begin the course by refining their writing skills through a review of mechanics, the writing process and effective writing traits. Throughout the course, they will be challenged to take their writing to the college proficiency level with lessons that explore advanced language usage and advanced writing traits. Students can expect to read and analyze literature to better understand effective writing. They will complete essay assignments that are expository in nature, but will also be using free writing, journals and personal essays to develop their writing skills. Weekly interactions with the instructor and peer reviews will be a requirement of the course, as well as a research project with a presentation. The course will be teacher guided and graded.
ACT Preparatory Course
In preparation of college entrance exams, the ACT virtual tutor provides students with an individualized program designed to leverage strengths and fix gaps and weaknesses. Succeeding on the ACT exam gives students an edge when considering post-secondary options, particularly in the math and science fields. The Virtual Tutor ACT preparation courses are designed to prepare students to succeed on all sections of of the ACT. These customizable courses include ACT-Math Bundle, ACT-Reading Bundle, ACT-Writing, ACT-English Bundles and ACT-Science. In addition to reviewing and drilling reading, writing and math and science concepts, the courses also teach essential test-taking strategies that students need to know to excel on the ACT with as little stress as possible.
ESL Test Preparatory Class
The TOEFL test measures your ability to use the English language as it is read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom. The TOEFL test is the most widely-accepted English language test in the world; more than 8.500 universities, agencies and other institutions in more than 130 countries require it as part of their admissions criteria. This test preparatory course will not only help you to strengthen your English language skills, but also familiarize you with the format of the TOEFL and the types of questions the test will include. This course provides guided TOEFL practice and real-time feedback to assist you in reaching your personal best and in achieving high scores to report to American and other universities. Even if you have attempted the TOEFL before, this class will help you to improve your score and your chances of acceptance into competitive colleges.