The Academic English Program

Improve your English skills to meet your academic goals! Enroll in a semester-long Intensive English program now to best prepare you for academic success.

Benefits to you:

  • No minimum test score required: Receive a full offer for Academic English and be placed into the appropriate class level with any score you receive upon arrival.
  • Build confidence: Live and thrive on campus as you improve your English. Participating in campus life will help you adjust to your new home and achieve academic success.

Program Description

The 16-week intensive English program aligns with the university semester to improve students’ academic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The core English language curriculum consists of four levels aligned with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).

Program Structure

Courses prepare degree-seeking students to efficiently read academic texts, write coherent academic assignments and participate in their classroom lectures and discussions with confidence. Students will take:

  • Applied Integrated Skills: 10 hours
    The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing to improve students’ academic and practical English skills.
  • Grammar in Context: 10 hours
    The course focuses on grammar through writing skills. Students write in a variety of academic genres necessary for university coursework.

Total Weekly Classroom Hours = 20 hours

Program Details

Program LengthProgram
Earned Toward
16-Week Session (11 over Summer Session)
Planned – all courses exclusive to Adelphi International students

*Additional semesters may be required based on your English-language proficiency.

Undergraduate Progression

Following completion of your Academic English program you will progress into the program that is right for you depending on your academic background and English-language proficiency.

Anticipated ProgramProgram
English Language Requirement
Extended Accelerator Program
3 semesters
Successful completion of Level 3 courses with 80% or higher

Graduate Progression

Anticipated ProgramProgram
English Language Requirement
Master’s Accelerator Program
2 semesters
Successful completion of the Level 4 courses with 80% or higher

Note: All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration.

Entry Requirements


Anticipated Program Duration:TOEFL iBT®iTEPIELTS™GPA Requirement
Academic English 1 Term50 – 592.54.52.5
Academic English 2 Terms40 – 492.04.02.5
Academic English 3 Terms39 or less1.5 or less3.5 or less2.5

*All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration. 


Anticipated Program Duration:TOEFL iBT®iTEPIELTS™GPA Requirement
Academic English 1 Term60 – 673.05.02.5
Academic English 2 Terms50 – 592.54.52.5
Academic English 3 Terms49 or less2.0 or less4.0 or less2.5

*All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration. 

Program Dates

For all application and payment deadlines as well as move-in and program start dates, please visit the Important Dates page.

Program Costs

Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Fall 2020
 Tuition and Fees$8,360$8,360$8,360
Housing$4,495 – $6,935$5,070$4,495 – $6,935
Health Insurance* $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total$17,065 – $19,505$16,130$17,065 – $19,505

*Health insurance coverage lasts for three consecutive semesters.

In the summer semester dining and housing options may be limited and costs may vary during this semester. 

**Prices are subject to change

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