(Joliet | United States )

English Language for Academic Purposes

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500 Wilcox Street , Joliet (view map)

About English Language for Academic Purposes

The University of St. Francis is happy to welcome international students to study in its undergraduate and graduate programs. Oftentimes, international students must improve their English language skills before beginning degree programs. The English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) program is great preparation for international students or other non-native English speakers who would like to have intensive English training before starting their university program. Through ELAP, students preparing for undergraduate and graduate programs can gain valuable English and academic skills that will contribute to their success as students of the University of St. Francis.

We look forward to helping you achieve success in your academic career!


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English Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: University campus

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) is a full-time English language training program offered in 15-week sessions beginning in January (Spring) and August (Fall) as well as during the summer, beginning in May. Full-time ELAP students take a minimum of 18-20 hours of English language instruction each week. Additional electives are also available. Students who do not require a visa may take ELAP courses part-time.

English Summer Courses

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Location Type: University campus

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

The program will focus on listening, speaking and practical communication skills with some high interest reading and writing instruction. The courses also introduce students to American culture.


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