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Improve your English this summer!

The Intensive English Program is designed for international college students who want to improve their academic English language skills among a dynamic, diverse group of students. This summer, develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English. You will improve your overall abilities in both spoken and written English, as well as your understanding of the cultural diversity in the U.S.

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

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

At the beginning of the program, students take an English Placement Exam to determine their levels and are placed in class with students of a similar level.

Date: Program Dates: Session B, July 1 - August 2, 2024

Application Deadline: May 6, 2024

Our application for Summer 2024 courses and programs is now open.

Intensive English Daily Schedule*

Class Days Times
Academic Reading and Writing MTWTHF 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Academic Speaking and Listening MTWTHF 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Academic Elective M/W 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Experiential Elective T/TH 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

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

Intensive English Courses

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

Morning Class​es 

Academic Reading and Writing
  • Read, discuss and write about dynamic issues
  • Create projects with international colleagues
  • Investigate U.S. cultures
  • Develop critical reading and writing skills
  • Improve revising and editing skills
  • Increase your reading comprehension and analytical skills
  • Study literature and learn to write critically about it
Academic Speaking and Listening
  • Participate effectively in academic discussions and presentations
  • Expand your knowledge through presentations and videos
  • Practice American English pronunciation
  • Conduct oral presentations on topics of interest

Afternoon Elective Classes

Elective classes are designed to be engaging, student-centered and participatory. The courses help you improve your English language skills while learning about a unique aspect of American culture.

Sample Elective classes:
  • TOEFL Preparation - Practice for the TOEFL
  • Pronunciation -  Practice American English pronunciation
  • American Idioms and Pronunciation
  • Society Today
  • Video Production Workshop
  • Business Games
  • Sports in the USA

Tuition and Fees

Item Amount
Tuition - Intensive English Program $5,120
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $75
Visa Processing Fee $100
Medical insurance fee for 5 weeks, estimated $135

For other fees and residential costs, please visit our Tuition and Fees page. All tuition and fees, including room and meal charges, must be paid in full by Friday, June 7, 2024.

Financial Assistance

Yale Summer Session only offers financial assistance to Yale College students. Financial assistance is not available for visiting students at this time. Visiting students should contact the financial aid office at their home institutions to discuss their options for financial assistance.

Application Information

To apply, review the application requirements for international students and fill out the Yale Summer Session application. The English Language Institute programs are offered under Yale Summer Session B course listings. Proof of English proficiency is not required for this program.