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 STARTING ENDING
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 STARTING ENDING
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
Morning 8:00 am
9:00 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Afternoon 12:00 pm
1:00 pm
4:00 pm
5:00 pm
Evening 4:00 pm 8:00 pm

2017 Holiday Breaks

Holiday Starting Ending
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)

Application Fee $50.00
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)

Application Fee $50.00
8-Week Program Tuition (120 hours) $1,500.00
5-Week Program Tuition (75 hours) $950.00
Books $60.00-$120.00

American English & Culture Workshop (36 Hours)

Application Fee $50.00
Tuition $300.00
Books $60.00-$70.00