Our mission is to:
1. Provide welcoming, high-quality, and intensive programs in English as a second language (ESL) that help international students improve English skills needed to pursue academic studies in a U.S. university.
2. Provide welcoming, high-quality, and intensive programs in English as a second language (ESL) to members of the global community for their academic, professional and personal development.
3. Assist students in their cultural adjustment so that their academic pursuits will be both enjoyable and productive.
4. Foster UTA's initiatives on internationalism, academic excellence, and sustainability.
5. Adhere to high standards of English language instruction, student services and program management.
ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP)
The EAP is a six-level program based on the Council of Europe Common European Framework of References for Languages (2001). We offer classes to students who have intermediate to advanced English language ability. Our focus is on helping students enter and succeed in the American university life.
The EAP has three courses:
a. Reading and Writing: 8 hours a week.
b. Listening and Speaking: 6 hours a week.
c. Focused Grammar: 6 hours a week.
Students may sign up for, and pay extra for an elective TOEFL + IELTS preparation course if they are interesed.
GRADUATE ENGLISH SKILLS PROGRAM (GESP)
GESP is an intensive English program for international graduate students. Students who have been accepted by the Graduate School and admitted to a graduate program (either conditionally or provisionally) as well as current graduate students are eligible for GESP. If students have a low verbal score on the GMAT or GRE, they can meet the UTA Graduate School and most graduate departments' English proficiency requirements by successfully completing GESP. The workload for each class, Writing, Reading, and Listening/Speaking, is equivalent to a graduate-level class.
Each course is discipline-specific and content-based, so students use texts and journals in their discipline for their reading and writing assignments, presentations, accent reduction homework, and their vocabulary assignments.
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, Small, 2-5 students
Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk
DEVELOPMENTAL ENGLISH (ITA) PROGRAM
Developmental English is a 10-week course which focuses on improving the individual's English speaking ability and providing the graduate teaching assistant (GTA) with insights about instructing classes in a manner which is culturally appropriate for American university students.
Any international student who wants to improve his/her oral presentation skills may take this course. However, the course was designed primarily for international graduate teaching assistants who must improve their speaking and presentation skill to meet the communication requirements of their assistantship.
The English Language Institute can design special programs to meet the needs of specific student groups or professionals. These custom programs are the best alternative for groups that want to enjoy the benefits of participating in the University of Texas at Arlington's English Language Institute programs but required a more personalized approach. We can develop programs tailored to your timeframe, specific content and educational focus.
Examples of Custom-Designed Programs:
- Summer Intensive Programs
- College Preparation Programs
- English Teacher Training
- Executive Education
- Corporate Culture and Training
- Business English
- Professional/faculty development
- English mediated instruction
- Cultural Programs
- Specialized Occupational Needs Programs
- Conversational English
- Fluency & Accent Reduction Programs (variety of professions)
- English for Engineers, Nurses. Healthcare Managers, and Other Specialized Fields
- Government & Private Sponsored English Training and Education
- General English for Recreational Purposes
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