2-Day & 4-Day Schedules Available!

Choose from two schedule options.

1) 4 Day Schedule
Monday-Thursday
9am – 1:30pm

2) 2 Day Schedule
Monday & Tuesday
9am – 6:30pm

General Information

We offer 10 levels of Intensive English from Beginner to Advanced.
One level is completed in 8 weeks, for tuition of $1390 (this is applicable to all students who require I-20s/visa).
We have TWO schedule options!
Classes are Monday – Thursday from 9 am – 1:30 pm OR Monday & Tuesday 9 am – 6:30 pm.
The placement test is $20!
All payments made by credit card will be charged a 3% service fee.

For a tour of our school, visit us or give us a call! We are open Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm.

All Students

  1. Application form – Please visit our school in order to pick up an application form.  The application is also downloadable on this website. If you would like further information regarding the application form, please feel free to call the main office at 678-349-2902 or e-mail us at ccbatlanta@gmail.com. You can submit completed applications via email, postal mail, or in person.
  2. Interview – An interview will be set up with the applicant (and their parent(s) if necessary) and our faculty.  The interview will simply be a way to provide more information about C.C.B. and how the school can best meet the needs of the applicant.
  3. Testing – All applicants are required to take an entrance exam before they enroll.  The placement test is $20. This test acts as an initial assessment test which helps C.C.B. better understand the areas of need for each applicant and allows for proper placement of applicants for the IEP program.
  4. Make an initial payment – Full payment must be made prior to beginning the course of study; the tuition and fees can be found under the student’s applying status.

Whether you are an intermediate English speaker, or an expert, most American colleges and universities require international students to complete the TOEFL exam and meet a minimum score established by the school. Even if you have extensive knowledge of the English language, there are particular skills needed to achieve a satisfactory score, such as the ability to write a well-organized five-paragraph essay, or giving a detailed explanation of an idea orally in under a minute. Our extensive TOEFL preparatory program addresses all skills needed and illuminates all question types on the test, so that students feel comfortable and prepared on test day.

The TOEFL prep program consists of four courses which comprise an intermediate and an advanced track; any student who places in the intermediate levels of our school placement test (or higher) or is already enrolled in C.C.B.’s Intensive English Program (intermediate or higher) is eligible to enroll directly in the program. Depending on the results of the level placement and needs of the learner, the student might take just one of the courses or complete all four classes.

 

High Advanced (Level 8):

This class meets: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:30pm or Monday-Tuesday from 9:00am-6:30pm

8 week session.

Throughout this course, students will think more critically about the content of a reading and its relevance to their own lives. Students will be taught to recognize and use the context clues and knowledge of word families, prefixes, and suffixes to understand new vocabulary, developing a larger active and receptive vocabulary repertoire. Students will be able to use their knowledge of grammatical structures to further comprehend reading material. By this point, students should be able to complete readings in a fixed period of time, and also begin to convey meaning in a fixed period of time. They will be able to initiate and conduct (lead) role plays and discussions and may be asked to teach certain course concepts. They will have a firmer grasp of grammar and how to integrate it into their daily lives. This level builds upon the presentation and academic (essay) writing requirements that began in L7.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1-7 or receive a passing score on the IEP Level 7 test

Professional II (Level 10):

This class meets: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:30pm or Monday-Tuesday from 9:00am-6:30pm

8 week session.

In this course, students will further improve their reading comprehension skills and continue to write well-structured paragraphs and essays. Specifically, students will learn to use a variety of pre-reading strategies to become more effective readers and to identify main and supporting ideas of a text. Students will conclude their focus on phrasal verbs to become experts in identifying and using phrasal verbs in their speech and writing. Students will be well versed in speaking about a variety of different topics from religion to poverty to culture. Students will become fluent in a variety of different writing techniques and strategies in speaking to better express themselves effectively. In addition, students will conduct basic internet searches and use word-processing software to write, edit, and format written assignments.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1-9 or receive a passing score on the IEP Level 9 test

Professional 1 (Level 9):

This class meets: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:30pm or Monday-Tuesday from 9:00am-6:30pm

8 week session.

The course emphasizes essay development and reading comprehension in the context of contemporary, high-interest content, such as emerging knowledge of the human brain, cross-cultural influence, and corporate ethics and sustainability. Students will learn to use previewing, skimming, scanning, and note-taking techniques; accurately summarize and paraphrase main ideas from level-appropriate appropriate readings, and enhance listening skills with respect to more nuanced features of the language, such as: speaker’s attitude, language that signals a revision of previously held beliefs, and subtle ways of asking for advice. Besides the academic writing components, students will also learn the essential components of a clear narrative. Critical thinking skills will be explored and employed in order to analyze the reading, conduct research, and compose increasingly complex essays. The student will also learn different phrasal verbs commonly used in the English language and how to use them in appropriate contexts in their daily lives.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1-8 or receive a passing score on the IEP Level 8 test

Low Advanced (Level 7):

This class meets: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:30pm or Monday-Tuesday from 9:00am-6:30pm

8 week session.

In this class, students will begin to read texts of greater length which are more comparable to academic and other higher-level literature (e.g. media reports). They will begin to interpret readings, make predictions, and identify main ideas and supporting details. Grammar points will be covered throughout the level, reaffirming and deepening what the students have already learned in previous levels. Now grammar skills will be incorporated into writing exercises that help students identify grammar structures and self-correct. This level also marks the transition into academic and formal writing, especially at the paragraph level but also by writing basic 3-5 paragraph essays. Students’ oral communication skills will increase, as they make simple oral presentations, retell simple stories, participate in face-to-face conversations on topics going beyond the most immediate needs, and identify the main ideas and factual information in level appropriate listening passages. Beyond this, they will also start the first phase of research-based academic presentations which expand in breadth and depth through the remaining levels of the IEP.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1-6 or receive a passing score on the IEP Level 6 test 

High Intermediate (Level 6):

This class meets: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:30pm or Monday-Tuesday from 9:00am-6:30pm

8 week session.

This course is designed for students who have a stronger knowledge of English grammar and composition. Students at this level can speak English in increasingly advanced situations. They will be able to converse on technical and specific topics relating to friendship, fashion, personal beliefs, hobbies, technology, lifestyle changes, animals, and people who have made an impact on the student. A focus of this class will be to implement increasingly complex grammatical structures into spoken (and written) communication while maintaining fluidity and fluency of expression. The student will write persuasive, opinion, informative, and narrative pieces. It will focus on discussion between students, delving into their personal opinions of topics.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1-5 or receive a passing score on the IEP Level 5 test or appropriate score on placement test

Intermediate (Level 5):

This class meets: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:30pm or Monday-Tuesday from 9:00am-6:30pm

8 week session.

Students engage in practical, real-world English speaking and conversation building. They learn to write with accuracy and depth, expanding their vocabulary and improving on their use of grammar mechanics. They go beyond the basic ideas of topics and can discuss main ideas, make comparisons, state advantages and disadvantages, and explain reasons and conditions. They can now speak of past situations with more fluency, giving explanations and reasons for events and situations. Learners at this level will speak not only about personal and everyday situations but also work-related or academic topics as well. They can go beyond discussion into evaluating, contrasting, and categorizing in English. The course will introduce and explore more complex grammatical structures, with an emphasis on choosing the most appropriate tenses and recognizing various expressions in practical situations. The student will write in English using the grammar and vocabulary they have learned. They will learn how to write persuasively and effectively at the basic level using supporting statements and a thesis. By the end of the course, students should have much more confidence in conveying their ideas, including with greater depth, accuracy, and vocabulary usage.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1-4 or receive a passing score on the IEP Level 4 test or appropriate score on placement test

Low Intermediate (Level 4):

This class meets: Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-1:30pm or Monday-Tuesday from 9:00am-6:30pm

8 week session.

By this point, students are beginning to develop basic competence in spoken English. They can take care of their day-to-day needs in English and communicate and understand at a simple level. They are able to ask for clarification though they still need practice with detailed or complex language. They can speak of abstract concepts like personalities, narrate stories, rites of passage, turning points, and describe good qualities for a job interview. They are able to converse with each other to reach solutions for problems and discuss pros and cons of an issue. They can describe hypothetical events and are also able to give instructions. Cognates that exist in their own language will be easily recognized. The student will begin to transition through sentences and paragraphs with more fluency and flow using transitional phrases and conjunctions. They will be able to do more than describe and will start to compare objects or ideas. Students can use the grammar tenses more comfortably now but still with considerable error that requires correction. They will begin to use and understand the passive and active voice, practicing these two different voices. After completion of this level, the student will be able to discuss in depth about their preferences and thoughts on course-specific issues. They will also be able to give instructions and advice using more precise words and grammar tenses, and with greater fluency.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 1-3 or receive a passing score on the IEP Level 3 test or appropriate score on placement test