Academic English Program
Maybe you have already mastered skills necessary for academic success. Maybe you haven’t. Either way, you will benefit from the discipline of studying online and gaining insight and skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Whether you are a high school or university student, or professional pursuing a career, the program will challenge you to reach higher in your ability to communicate.
AEP is an English as a Second Language (ESL) program designed to assist students master reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. The program provides students with effective English language instruction and the skills necessary for academic success. In addition, the program prepares students for standardized testing essential for university entrance.
Each term students take both a reading/writing and a listening/speaking course. The courses are intense and designed to improve essential skills in English communication.
The 32-week online program consists of four, eight-week sessions beginning in August, October, January, and March. As courses are intense, students will need 12 to 15 hours per week to complete their assignments. Lessons are flexible allowing students to adjust their study time to meet school schedules.
After taking the placement test, students are placed in courses on their level and progress until they reach their desired proficiency.
The Program is Ideal for International Students
This program is idea for students planning to attend or already attending a US high school or university and need to improve their English skills.
Students who complete the program are able to:
- Participate and interact in core classes
- Read and understand academic passages
- Write research essays
- Evaluate and respond creatively to other writers
- Use academic language and vocabulary
- Understand and take notes on lectures
- Prepare and give presentations
- Rapid learning methods
- Authentic reading passages
- Topic-based projects
- Academic English
- Effective grammar instruction
- Academic vocabulary list
- Interactive lessons