Who should take this course?
This program is for students who plan to enter an American university, and for professionals who want to improve their writing skills for their career. There is a strong emphasis on English fluency and academic skill development in this program. Students who have advanced English proficiency have more elective choices. All levels of English proficiency (ELI core levels 99-110) may take this program. Student's English proficiency is determined during the first week of the program (week 0).
2014 Dates (click here for complete list of program dates):
Monday - Friday
Classes are held between 8:30 - 4:30 PM
11 weeks - 25 hours per week (first week is testing, orientation & registration)
Schedule varies depending on level and classes chosen
rmediate Levels (determined upon arrival)
Core classes for fluency and comprehension
Academic writing skills
Elective Courses (depending on student's English proficiency level):
University Study Skills
Academic Reading Skills
Fluency and Pronunciation
Advanced Reading for IELTS and TOEFL/TOEIC Preparation
Academic Vocabulary Development
Academic Listening and Notetaking
Idioms and Slang
Vocabulary and Discussion through TV and Video
Advanced Grammar and Editing
Note: Classes for Intensive Academic core level 99 and 100 will run depending on sufficient number of students enrolled at these levels. If there is an insufficient number of students at these levels, students will be transferred to the Communication and Culture program. Please also note that not all elective courses are offered in every quarter at every level.
Application Fee: $150 (nonrefundable)
FedEx fee: $50 (optional, but recommended)
2014 Tuition: $3,750
International Student Service Fee: $350
Books/Materials: Approximately $250
(Payment for all books and instructional materials CANNOT be made in advance and are to be purchased upon arrival at UC San Diego.)
Apply Now! Click here for the 2014 International Programs application.
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