The University of Utah, the largest public university in the state of Utah, is located on a spacious campus within minutes of downtown Salt Lake City, the state's capital and near many world class ski resorts. Salt Lake is a safe, clean and friendly city. The University offers 77 undergraduate majors and 95 different fields of study at the graduate level. Most famous are its School of Computing, its School of Business and its Medical School. Among its 28,000 students, 6% are international. The University's English Language Institute (ELI) provides intensive English for academic preparation as well as special programs for younger students, short-term summer courses and specialized programs. ELI students can live in the university dormitories (2002 Olympic village), in off-campus apartments or with host families. All in all, the University of Utah and the English Language Institute are great places to study - and Salt Lake City is a great place to live.
The English Language Institute offers 8 levels of proficiency from novice to advanced. This is a typical schedule of the eight-week session classes. Order of classes is subject to change. For more information about levels or courses, follow the link from the class title.
All foreign students must take an English-language test to enter into an American college or university. The TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) is the most common test for this purpose, and over 9,000 colleges and universities in North America accept results from this test. There are 3 locations in the Salt Lake City area to take this test, and it's usually offered every two weeks.
A TOEFL Prep class is offered here in the Annex Building every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Students learn question types, preparation strategies, test-taking strategies, common vocabulary on the test, note-taking strategies, and more. The class is open to all ELI students as well as members of the community.
English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses prepare students to enter specific colleges in an American University by teaching students the special vocabulary that goes with their subject. All participants have an opportunity to attend a university class in their field.
Graduate students who are focused entirely on their specific field of study benefit from this program the most, as well as professionals already working in the field.
The following are the ESP courses offered at the English Language Institute at the University of Utah.
English for Business – Participants focus on business vocabulary and topics. In addition, they visit successful local businesses and attend university business classes.
Medical Terminology – Medical students, interns, or doctors will have the opportunity to study vocabulary necessary to work in the medical field in the United States. Participants also have the opportunity to interact with medical professionals.
English for Engineering – Developed with the guidance of a professor from the department, students focus on vocabulary and topics that benefit them the most when entering the College of Engineering.
English for Social Work – Students planning to become social workers benefit from specific vocabulary and speakers that include those who have worked in the field for many years.
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