English for Academic Purposes Programs in the United States
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Virginia Commonwealth University
English Language Program
Virginia Commonwealth University Learn Academic English and enroll in VCU!! As the preeminent urban, public intensive English program in Virginia, the Virginia Commonwealth University ELP's mission is to prepare students for academic or career/personal success in English language proficiency through its commitments to the following:

  • First-rate instruction and advising within a safe and caring environment;
  • Conditional admissions into degree programs; transition support into university academic classes;
  • Comprehensive and structured curricula featuring academic preparation courses in several disciplines;
  • ESL pedagogy within a learner-centered and culturally diverse program which encourages an environment of inclusion;
  • Local and global partnerships to broaden the scope of educational opportunity and cultural understanding;
  • Specialized short-term programs for students to advance English language learning for professional reasons.

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Address: 1200 Park Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Tel: +1 (804) 828-2551
Fax: + 1 (804) 828-2032
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Visit our Web site at: http://www.global.vcu.edu/elp
English Language School in Hawaii (Honolulu)
Academic English is a 4 months IEP program offered by English Language School - Kalakaua Campus for students 400 level or above planning to study in American colleges and universities.

Learning English can be fun in the right environment and beautiful Hawaii and the School are the best! Students from every country will find a fun, welcoming atmosphere at the school because of the extra care that we give and because of the interesting, multi-cultural students and well-traveled instructors. Our aim is to make everyone feel at home here at the English Language School in Hawaii.

English Language School in Hawaii offers English classes that are carefully designed according to the latest research in teaching English as a second language. The teaching techniques and materials used will help you achieve your language learning goals.

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
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Visit our Web site at: http://www.studyabroadinternational.com
ESL Program at Loyola University of Chicago
Loyola University Chicago's English as a Second Language (ESL) Program offers a rigorous, intensive language training program for people who are serious about learning English. With a progressive curriculum and 19 contact hours per week, the ESL Program is ideal for non-native English speakers preparing for undergraduate or graduate academic work in the United States. Students receive support from experienced language instructors and enhance their English skills as a result of superior training and hands-on learning opportunities. ESL courses are offered during the regular academic year and in the summer. The ESL Program is also able to customize courses for groups who have particular language learning goals and needs.

Location: Chicago, Illinois
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Visit our Web site at: http://www.luc.edu/esl
Ouachita Baptist University
OBU is a small, Christian, private Liberal Arts residential university located in beautiful rural Arkansas. US News and World Report rank OBU as the best baccalaureate school in the south. The ESL program offers 3 levels of English classes in academic Reading, Writing. Grammar, Conversation, American Culture/History, Language Lab and Pronunciation for students with TOEFL scores below 78-80 (iBT). Certified instructors offer small, friendly classes of intensive academic-language classes and have a reputation for academic excellence.

Location: Arkadelphia, Arkansas
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Visit our Web site at: http://www.luc.edu/esl
ESL Program at Alliant International University
Alliant International University is located in San Diego, California in a safe neighborhood, not far from the beaches and most major attractions that the city offers. Students can enroll for 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 weeks, Intensive (three month), and English Year (nine month) programs. Programs range in hours from 15 hours per week to 25 hours per week. Students can choose to live on the university campus or in an American host family.

Location: San Diego, California
Address: 10455 Pomerado Road M-11, San Diego, CA 92131, USA
Tel: (858) 635-4863
Fax: (858) 635-4690
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Visit our Web site at http://www.alliant.edu/esl
Center for Global Languages at Valencia Community College
We offer small group English classes,academic advising, free computer labs, various lodging options, curricular excursions, and much more. Centrally located in the sunny Orlando, Florida area, we are near many famous attractions and within walking distance from shopping, museums, and fine dining.

Location: Orlando, Florida
Address: 2411 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32802, USA
Tel: (407) 582-6688
Fax: (407) 582-6670
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Visit our Web site at http://www.valenciacc.edu/english
Intensive Academic English in Los Angeles with Kaplan International Colleges
Kaplan International Colleges offers you an unparalleled choice of courses, high standards of teaching and student care at over 40 schools worldwide. In our school in Los Angeles you will learn English with qualified, friendly teachers and with students of many different nationalities. Our English school is located in Westwood, near to the campus of the University of California Los Angeles. Our English school organises exciting social activities. We offer English courses, SAT, GMAT and GRE preparation are also available.

Our English courses in Los Angeles - Westwood

- Vacation Courses
- General English courses
- Intensive English courses
- TOEFL and Academic English courses
- Intensive English academic year and semester
- Westwood GRE and GMAT preparation courses for international students
- We have ACCET accreditation

Location: Los Angeles, California
Address: 1133 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 201, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: 44(0)2087273515
Fax: 44(0) 20 87 27 35 66
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Visit our Web site at: http://www.kaplaninternational.com
INTERLINK Language Centers
INTERLINK Language Centers have served the international community for more than 20 years by providing affordable, quality training for people preparing to study at American universities or wishing to improve their English skills for professional or personal reasons. Its innovative curriculum, dedicated staff, and learning-friendly environment allow INTERLINK to provide an exceptionally rewarding, productive and memorable learning experience.

Our programs of intensive English training, academic preparation, and cultural orientation are offered at four distinguished universities:

Colorado School of Mines - located in the city of Golden (pop. 15,000) in the foothills of the great Rocky Mountains, only 15 minutes from Denver and Boulder.

Indiana State University - located in Terre Haute (pop. 60,000) in America's heartland near the major cities of Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati.

Valparaiso University - Valparaiso (pop 26,000) is a safe and attractive city near the scenic Indiana Dunes, less than an hour from Chicago.

The University of North Carolina Greensboro - Greensboro (pop. 200,000) is a beautiful and historic city located midway between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains.

Location: INTERLINK Language Centers
Address: 1717 Washington Street, Golden, CO 80401, USA
Tel: (303) 278-8337
Fax: (303) 278-4055
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Visit our Web site at http://www.eslus.com
Marshall University L.E.A.P. Intensive English Program
Intensive English study program located at Marshall University, West Virginia, U.S.A. with 10-week and 15-week programs beginning in January, June and September. Tuition is $1800 to $2700 per semester

Location: Huntington, West Virginia
Address: 400 Hal Greer Blvd., Huntington, WV 25701, USA
Tel: (304) 696-6265
Fax: (304) 696-6353
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Visit our Web site at http://www.marshall.edu/leap
University of Connecticut American English Language Institute (UCAELI)
UCAELI offers year-round intensive English instruction on the beautiful campus of the University of Connecticut. Fall and Spring sessions are 16 weeks and Summer sessions are 6 weeks. Students have access to all the university's resources and facilities and live in dormitories on campus. Homestays may also be arranged. Our location is midway between Boston and New York. Seasonal trips and activities are provided each session. We welcome you to study at New England's top public university!

Location: Storrs, Connecticut
Address: 28 North Eagleville Rd., U-198, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Tel: (860) 486-2127
Fax: (860) 486-3834
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Visit our Web site at http://www.ucaeli.uconn.edu
English for Academic Purposes
Academic English courses focus on skills that ESL students need to excel in an American college environment. Students are responsible for weekly writing assignments and homework, preparing them for university course work deadlines.
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