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Note: in Summer 2021, the following Certificate Programs for International Students will be offered online: the Intensive English Seminar, the Postgraduate Seminar, and the Business Seminar.

The  Law Seminar, TEFL Seminar and the University Preparation Program will not be offered in Summer 2021.

Summer Certificate Programs at Yale 

This year, out of an abundance of caution, all Certificate Programs will be offered online.  This shift will enable our community to expand its reach and can enable you to participate from your school, business or home. Offered during Yale Summer Session B, our non-credit summer certificate programs offers you, an international student, the opportunity to participate in the classroom experience offered by our amazing instructors. You'll  improve your English and develop skills that will help you with your academic or professional careers.

The Summer Certificate Programs for International Students are the programs formally offered under the English Language Institute.

Note: Proof of English proficiency is not required for the certificate programs.  Students in the Business Seminar are expected to have strong English skills.

Certificate Programs for International Students (offered during Session B)

Certificate Programs for International Students 2021

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Program Runs: July 12 - August 13, 2021

Apply By: June 18

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Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program is designed for college students who want to improve their English for academic purposes. This program will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English. Offered online in Summer 2021.
 
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Postgraduate Seminar

The Postgraduate Seminar is for students who are attending or planning to attend graduate school in the U.S., or for mature students who want to study graduate-level English and communication in a serious academic setting. Offered online in Summer 2021.
 
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Law Seminar

The Law Seminar is a legal English program designed for both future LLM students and current legal practitioners. Courses focus on giving you the knowledge and skills you need to be successful in an English-speaking legal environment. Not offered in Summer 2021.
 
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Business Seminar

The Business Seminar will develop your professional communication skills in English, enhance your cross-cultural interactions, and build your knowledge about current issues in global business. Offered online in Summer 2021.
 
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

The TEFL Seminar is designed for English as a Foreign Language instructors who are interested in exploring American teaching methods. It offers practicing and aspiring teachers the opportunity to develop their confidence in classroom English and learn new techniques for teaching. Not offered in Summer 2021.
 
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University Preparation

This 3-week program is for international high school students with strong English skills who want to prepare for undergraduate study at an American university. Not offered in Summer 2021.
 
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