Classes & Levels
ILUNO levels include:
1200/1201: Low Beginning
1300/1301: High Beginning
1400/1401: Low Intermediate
1600/1601: High Intermediate
1800/1801: Advanced Extended
Learn more about the kinds of classes and what you’ll learn in each level below!
1200 Reading, Writing & Grammar
Learn basic grammar structures and read and write short paragraphs on simple topics.
1300 Reading, Writing & Grammar
Expand on basic grammar structures to read and write detailed paragraphs about everyday situations and common topics.
1400 Reading, Writing & Grammar
Develop your ability to identify main ideas and details, classify and explain concepts, make inferences, and write fluently on familiar topics.
1500 Reading, Writing & Grammar
Move from more basic grammar control on verb tenses in speaking and writing into more complex and comparative structures to expand your vocabulary and critical reading skills in pre-academic essays and fiction.
1600 Reading, Writing & Grammar
Develop your ability to understand complex main ideas and details in modified authentic (for native English speakers) texts and novels, make inferences and think critically, prepare academic summary and response writing, and increase your fluency and detail development in argument essay writing.
1700 Reading, Writing & Grammar
Prepare for university-level work by reading and analyzing essays and authentic fiction texts, preparing and leading class discussions, writing complex and detailed essays in timed settings, and exploring different types of essay genres.
1800 Reading, Writing & Grammar
Prepare for undergraduate- or graduate-level university needs by through reading and writing for research projects, analyzing charts and graphs, and discussing advanced grammar usage and vocabulary structures.
1201 Listening & Speaking
Learn basic words and conversations that help you ask questions, get around a city and meet your basic needs.
1301 Listening & Speaking
Build on basic English grammar and vocabulary knowledge to help you talk about everyday topics in the present and past and give simple explanations.
1401 Listening & Speaking
Develop conversation skills, listen for main ideas and details in lectures, and practice short speaking activities on familiar topics.
1501 Listening & Speaking
Move from independent fluency on everyday topics to thinking and talking about academic topics through discussions, speaking tasks and quick presentations on a variety of pre-academic topics.
1601 Listening & Speaking
Develop fluency and control through speaking independently on personal and academic topics, listening to short lectures, and giving presentations on simplified academic topics.
1701 Listening & Speaking
Prepare for university-level work and increase your fluency through listening to academic and professional lectures, annotation and note-taking, discussing academic essays and giving individual and group presentations on complex academic topics.
1801 Listening & Speaking
Prepare for undergraduate- and graduate-level work by giving short presentations on researched topics, participating in debates and discussions requiring polite dialog, and listening to academic and professional lectures that challenge note-taking skills and thoughtful analysis.
Oral Fluency I (Beginning) - Learn basic pronunciation and spelling rules of English and builds your vocabulary on everyday words.
Real Conversation (High Beginning) - Practice more challenging pronunciation, conversation, and discussion.
Intermediate Vocabulary (High Beginning / Low Intermediate) - Increase your pre-academic vocabulary and understanding of general American cultural topics through reading short non-fiction and watching movies and video clips.
Cultural Comparisons (Intermediate) - Practice communication in English by discussing cultural topics on American and other customs and cultural rules. Describe and compare cultures and discuss potential cultural issues and inter-cultural communication solutions.
Problem Solving & Group Communication - Work in groups to solve puzzles, complete tasks that challenge your ability to communicate clearly and with specific detail.
Creative Writing (Intermediate / High Intermediate) - Think about language as an art, exploring vocabulary words and their multiple meanings, story structures, poems and songs.
Reading Skills & Fiction - read short stories or novels in order to build your vocabulary, read faster, and explore cultural topics and conversational communication.
Oral Fluency II (Intermediate / High Intermediate) - Practice advanced pronunciation features – including stress, intonation, linking, pausing, and syllabification – through exercises, fluency speaking practice and discussions.
Grammar in Practice - Explore how core grammar is used in speaking and writing contexts, identify your own challenges in using the grammar you've learned, and practice self-monitoring your speech and writing to track your progress and make your grammar use more accurate for TOEFL and IELTS tests and personal and professional activities.
Academic Vocabulary (Intermediate / High Intermediate) - Explore the Academic Word List and deepen your understanding of vocabulary meaning, parts of speech/inflection and suffixes, and spelling through games, discussion, short presentations and writing activities.
Quick IELTS (High Intermediate / Advanced) - Prepare for the IELTS and other English pre-university proficiency exams by reviewing advanced grammar structures, Greek and Latin word roots, common prefixes and suffixes, question types and exam structures, and strategies for taking the exam. Practice taking sections of the exam and discuss reasons for mistakes and comprehension problems.
Quick TOEFL (High Intermediate / Advanced) - Prepare for the TOEFL IBT and other English pre-university proficiency exams by reviewing advanced grammar structures, Greek and Latin word roots, common prefixes and suffixes, question types and exam structures, and strategies for taking the exam. Practice taking sections of the exam and discuss reasons for mistakes and comprehension problems.
Critical Thinking (High Intermediate / Advanced) - Become aware of different kinds of critical thinking skills to build skill in recognizing information gaps in reading and listening communication, making inferences, evaluating assumptions, and understanding challenges in organization and logical thinking.
Community Engagement (High Intermediate / Advanced) - Use your English in real-life settings by exploring issues for people in Omaha by doing cross-cultural events with local schools and community groups and volunteering with organizations to do community service.