Schedule, Tuition & Fees
Calendar & Schedule
Forum offers classes during weekdays in the morning, afternoon and evening. The levels and class times offered will depend on the demand and enrollment for each session. Please call or e-mail to check the availability of class times and levels.
Calendar & Schedule for the Semi-Intensive English Program, Test Preparation Program and American English & Culture Workshop
The Semi-Intensive program consists of 16 levels. Each level provides 75 hours of instruction and takes five weeks to complete with 15 hours of study per week. Classes are held three hours every day Monday through Friday.
The American English & Culture Workshop consists of three levels. Each level provides 36 hours of instruction and takes four weeks to complete with nine hours of study per week. Classes are held three hours a day for three days a week.
The Test Preparation Program is offered at a five or eight-week interval. The five-week program provides 75 hours of training and the eight-week program provides 120 hours of training. Both programs are 15 hours a week with classes held three hours every day Monday through Friday.
Forum enrolls applicants for these programs based on the following 2017 session calendar. Please call for specific class hours.
2017 Semi-Intensive & 5-Week Test Prep Calendar
|Session 4||May 15||June 16|
|Session 5||June 19||July 28 *break mid-session|
|Session 6||July 31||September 1|
|Session 7||September 4||October 6|
|Session 8||October 9||November 10|
|Session 8||November 13||December 19 *break mid-session|
2017 8-Week Test Prep Calendar
|Session 1||January 3||February 24|
|Session 2||February 27||April 28|
|Session 3||May 1||June 23|
|Session 4||June 26||August 25|
|Session 5||August 28||October 20|
|Session 6||October 23||December 15|
Calendar & Schedule for the Intensive English Program
The Intensive English Program consists of seven levels. Each level provides 288 hours of instruction and takes 16 weeks to complete with 18 hours of study per week. Classes are held four hours Monday through Thursday and an additional two hours on Fridays.
Forum enrolls applicants for the Intensive English Program based on the following 2017 session calendar and class times.
2018 Intensive Calendar
|SESSION||STARTING||ENDING||INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TESTING (Call if you are in country)||MANDATORY ORIENTATION|
|Intensive Session 1||January 8||April 27||January 3-4||January 5|
|Intensive Session 2||May 7||August 24||April 30-May 1||May 4|
|Intensive Session 3||September 4||December 21||August 27-28||August 31|
Forum books only one morning and afternoon class each semester based on the two time frames available. Both time frames for morning and afternoon are not offered at the same time.
2017 Intensive Schedule
|Time of Day||Start Time||End Time|
|Evening||4:00 pm||8:00 pm|
2017 Holiday Breaks
|2017 Winter Break||December 19, 2016||January 2, 2017|
|2017 Spring Break||April 10||April 14|
|2017 Memorial Day||May 29|
|Independence Day||July 3, 2017||July 4, 2017|
|2017 Summer Break||July 10||July 14|
|2017 Labor Day||September 4|
|2017 Thanksgiving Break||November 23||November 24|
|2018 Winter Break||December 18, 2017||January 3, 2018|
Tuition & Fees
The application fee is only a one-time fee and is non-refundable. The cost of books varies depending on the program, the shipping costs and whether the books are new or used. Students have the option to purchase their own books. If a student would like Forum to purchase the books then the book fees are non-refundable.
Intensive English Program (7 Levels)
|Application Fee for non-F-1 students||$50.00|
|Application Fee for F-1 students||$100|
|Tuition for 1 Level (288 Hours)||$2,200.00|
|Books for 1 Level||$100.00-$160.00|
*Mandatory shipping fee of $75 to mail I-20 to international students.
Semi-Intensive English Program (16 Levels)
|Tuition for 1 Level (75 Hours)||$575.00|
|Books||$60.00 - $85.00|
*Books usually last more than one session.
Test Preparation Program (5 and 8 Week)
|8-Week Program Tuition (120 hours)||$1,500.00|
|5-Week Program Tuition (75 hours)||$950.00|
American English & Culture Workshop (36 Hours)