English for Academic Purposes

Program Overview

This program provides non-native English speakers with the language skills necessary to thrive in an academic setting. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, with a focus on academic vocabulary, grammar, and study strategies. Our instructors are committed to providing a personalized and supportive learning experience, ensuring you get the most out of the program and shine as a multilingual speaker of English.

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Non-native English speakers earn more when they acheive a high level of English langauge profiency.


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Program Options

We offer three levels of coursework to match your English language goals, including High Intermediate, Advanced & Academic classes (CFER levels B1-C1; ACTFL levels High Intermediate to Advanced Mid). As an English language student, your weekly enrollment can vary between 5 to 18 hours of language-focused classes, depending on if you choose part-time, full-time, or intensive study.

Comprehensive Curriculum

We offer a blend of core courses in Reading & Vocabulary, Writing & Grammar, and Speaking & Listening, in addition to elective courses in American English Pronunciation and US Culture.

Opportunities to Connect

Enroll in the “Writing Our Values” Learning Community to explore research topics you care about, connect with diverse English language learners from around the world, and receive additional language support in your college writing class.

Boost Your Confidence

Develop confidence in navigating the US educational system and understanding American culture through a combination of guest speakers, field trips, and immersion in the English language.

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