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Note: Our application will open on February 15, 2021. We will announce programming for Summer 2021 in early 2021.

Summer Certificate Programs at Yale 

Offered during Yale Summer Session B, our non-credit 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 skills that will help them with their academic or professional careers.

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!

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 Law, Business and TEFL seminars are expected to have strong English skills.

Certificate Programs for International Students (offered during Session B)

Summer 2020 application is now closed.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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