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Program at a Glance

This 6 week program is designed for students who want to improve their academic English language skills. The program is geared towards undergraduate students who speak English at an intermediate level or higher.  The Intensive English program is designed to help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English.

You can expect to improve your English in the following ways: 

  • communicate more confidently
  • speak more accurately and fluently
  • improve your written English including emails
  • expand your vocabulary
  • improve your understanding of grammar
  • socialize and network with greater confidence

Date: Dates: ​June 26 - August 4, 2017

The Specifics

Morning Class​es (Daily)

Core classes meet Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:15 pm.

Academic Reading and Writing
  • Develop analytical and discussion skills as practiced in American Universities
  • Learn to recognize rhetorical strategies English writers use
  • Increase your reading comprehension and practice making inference
  • Study literature and learn to write critically about it
Academic Speaking and Listening
  • Learn to express ideas effectively in academic and professional discussions
  • Practice comprehension and speaking with guest speakers, audio and video material and class discussions
  • Study American English pronunciation

Afternoon Elective Classes

Note: Choose one or two afternoon experiential elective classes to focus on your particular interests and learn about American culture.

Sample Elective classes:
  • TOEFL Preparation - Practice for the TOEFL
  • Pronunciation -  Practice American English pronunciation
  • Getting In: Preparing for College or a Job in the U.S.
  • Intensive Vocabulary Workshop

Link: Click here for the 2016 elective class descriptions

Sample Daily Schedule*

Class Days Times
Academic Reading and Writing MTWTHF 9:00 - 10:45
Academic Speaking and Listening MTWTHF 11:00 - 12:15
Academic Elective MW 1:30 - 3:00
Experiential Elective T/TH 1:30 - 3:00

*Individual schedules may vary. This is for reference only.

Application Requirements

The following materials are required for the Intensive English program application:

  • Online application
  • Application fee and visa processing fee
  • Financial documents
  • Photocopy of passport
  • If under 18, two letters of recommendation