Proof of English proficiency will not be required to participate in summer 2020 programs, however, students are still expected to have English proficiency levels equavalent to or greater than the test scores below:
- Minimum TOEFL score of 60 (revised PT) or 80 (iBT);
- IELTS score of 6.5;
- iTEP score of 5.0;
- CAE minimum grade of B (CEFR C1); or
- CPE minimum grade of C (CEFR C2)
English Language Courses
International students who want to improve their English skills during the summer are invited to enroll in English Language Courses.
While intermediate language proficiency is required, there is no minimum score requirement.
The program defines "intermediate" as having had two years of solid foundational English coursework, whereby students understand conversational and academic English beyond basic structures and vocabulary, read intermediate level texts, and are able to write cohesive paragraphs and essays.
These courses are open to all levels of English proficiency:
COMM 1A: Public Speaking for Nonnative Speakers
COMM 1B: Learning American English and Culture from Movies
The ESL program helps students to enhance their academic and professional skills to improve job performance and prepare for university work. Student must have intermediate to advanced English language proficiency to enroll in these courses. All students will be required to take a placement examination on the first day of classes.
ESL 20: Conversation and Fluency
ESL 21: Pronunciation
ESL 22: Public Speaking
ESL 23: American Culture through Film
ESL 24: Preparation for American University
ESL 25: Academic Reading and Writing
ESL 26: Business Communication: Speaking
ESL 27: Business Communication: Writing
ESL 97A: Variable Topics in ESL
ESL 105: Advanced Grammar and Style
6-week: June 22 - July 31
8-week: June 22 - August 14
10-week: June 22 - August 28
August 3 - September 11