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Ready to polish up your English?
If you already have advanced English proficiency (C2 level), we give you the option to register in our elective courses. These are designed to help you improve specific skills. Check them out!

601 & 602 Academic Writing

The Academic Writing Class is broken into two sequential levels and is geared towards students who have already reached the C2 language proficiency level. This course equips students with the necessary language skills to write and present academically, which would also prepare them for the demands of a competitive job market. Students who reach this level are now challenged to draw upon their previous knowledge to produce and deal with texts at a more academic and cognitively challenging stage. Students in the Academic Writing class are assessed on their ability to demonstrate the level of language mastery and academic skills required for the course.


The objective of this course is to introduce students to the format of the TOEFL iBT while giving them the skills and knowledge needed to improve their overall TOEFL exam scores. It is open for students who complete the B2 level or test into C1 on the placement exam.

603 American History and Culture through Film and Literature

This class is Part I of a two-part class and the prerequisite for ESL 604. This class sheds light on the history of the United States; it begins with exploring the history and importance of the native people and ends with the role of the US in World War I. Students will learn about the key events and movements in the U.S. through reading, discussion, museum visits, and movies. Each film has been chosen for a specific purpose which will be explained in detail in the curriculum. Another goal of this class is to encourage to think critically about historical figures and events.

604 American History and Culture through Film and Literature

This class is Part 2 and must be taken in succession with ESL 603. It continues exploring the U.S. history from the 1940s until the present times. and continues until now. Students will learn about key events and movements such as the Red Scare, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movements etc. Class material and activities include, but are not limited to, works of U. S. literature, classic U. S. films and museum visits.

607 News and Media Today

This course is for advanced students (C2 level) who are interested in improving their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills. The classes cover a variety of media from traditional print to modern “new age” version (e.g., blogging, podcast, and YouTubing). This course highlights how important the new forms of media and news are and teaches students how to analyze, create and use these different forms of media.


Hi, my name is Emili Gomez from Valencia, Venezuela. Since I started my studies in Mentora my English has improved a lot, as much as writing, speaking, and listening. I think this is the meaning of success, that you totally improved all your skills. Mentora is so good and everyone who studies here is very lucky to be part of such a good language school. My favorite teacher is Brandon. He is very friendly and understanding.


Hi, My name is Panisara. I am a Thai student who has studied here for almost 2 years. Honestly, I really really love this college. We are such a family, I feel happy every session to join the class. Every teacher makes me feel free to ask and talk, especially enjoy the class even though what we are studying is quite difficult.


My name is Shuudertsetseg, I am from Mongolia. I have studied at Mentora College for over 1 year. My College is about a structured and efficient curriculum that helps me apply everything that I study in real life. Having a set of brilliant professors who are willing to go to great lengths for students, only adds to its perks.



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