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Summer Certificate Programs at Yale 

Yale Summer Session nurtures and inspires growth in an international community of summer scholars that promotes Yale's tradition of academic excellence.  Students share ideas, interests, talents and cultures, thereby celebrating their unique contributions and learning from each other.

Offered during Yale Summer Session B, our noncredit summer certificate programs offer international students the opportunity to come to Yale's historic campus and take courses to improve their English and to develop academic and cultural skills that will help them with their academic or professional careers.

Date: Apply: The application for summer 2019 will open in January. Join our email list to hear first when courses, application deadlines, and costs are posted.


Students in the certificate programs may live in one of Yale's residential colleges with other summer students, and have a full residential program with a residential counselor, activities, and access to Yale's libraries and gym.  We offer trips to New York City to see Broadway plays, a baseball game, or take in the sites. There are trips to local attractions such as amusement parks, beaches, and shopping outlets.  There are also on-campus activities, such as Yale faculty lectures, sports, game nights, and much more!   Visit the Student Life page for more information on what it's like to live at Yale in the summer!

Certificate Programs

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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 among a dynamic, diverse group of students. This summer English program will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English.
 
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Postgraduate Seminar for International Students

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. The program is designed to prepare you for the rigors of graduate school, improve your confidence in your English language, and polish your academic writing and speaking skills.
 
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Law Seminar for International Students

The Law Seminar is ia legal Engish 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, with specific focus on legal English vocabulary, oral and written argumentation, public speaking, and the American legal system.
 
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Business Seminar for International Students

This business English program will develop your professional communication skills in English, enhance your cross-cultural interactions, and build your knowledge about current issues in global business. The Business Seminar will help you build fluency and accuracy in your Business English language skills, as well as increase your knowledge of international business topics.
 
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

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 the opportunity to develop their confidence in classroom English, learn new techniques for teaching, and learn about the attitudes, beliefs and values that are reflected in American communicative approaches to language instruction.
 
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University Preparation for International High School Students

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. Enjoy the opportunity to visit a variety of American university campuses in the northeastern part of the United States, while improving confidence with English, academic, and American cultural skills.
 
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