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Schedule

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Classes at the PIE meet during the day, five days a week (Monday through Friday). The class schedule is similar to a university schedule. You will have time between your classes, and you might have more classes on some days and fewer classes on other days. You will also have a lot of homework and projects to work on outside of class.

There are actually only three classes at the PIE. Reading and writing skills are taught together in one class (Reading & Writing). Listening and speaking skills are taught together in one class (Listening & Speaking). Grammar is taught by itself (Structure in Use). All of the language skills are blended by the teachers and the textbook. The focus is on communicating successfully in speaking and writing as well as understanding spoken and written English.

PIE Forum is an extra hour of class where all the students are together. At PIE Forum, students learn about opportunities to get involved and have fun on campus and in the city; they also explore U.S. educational values and expectations at the university level. 

Here is one example of a PIE weekly schedule:

Sample Schedule