The General English Program

Advance your English skills, and enroll in our Intensive English program.

Benefits to you:

  • Build confidence: General English marks the start of new beginnings. Live and thrive on a traditional American campus all while gaining the English language skills you need to be an industry leader.

Program Description

This 16 or 8-week intensive English program is for non-degree students who are motivated to improve their practical English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The core English language curriculum consists of four levels aligned with the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).

Program Structure

  • Applied Integrated Skills: 10 Hours
    The course integrates listening, speaking, reading, and writing to improve students’ English skills.
  • Grammar in Context: 10 Hours
    The course focuses on grammar through writing skills. Students write in a variety of genres with an emphasis on academic discourse.

Total Weekly Classroom Hours = 20 hours 

Program Details

First-Year Program LengthProgram
Earned Toward
8-week session

16-week semester session (Fall or Spring)

11-week semester session (Summer)


Important Dates

Session 1 (Full-Term Start)
8-Week and 16-Week Semester Session
Spring 2020Summer 2020*Fall 2020
Application DeadlineDecember 9, 2019April 16, 2020July 21, 2020
 Payment DeadlineDecember 30, 2019May 6, 2020August 10, 2020
Move-In DateJanuary 13, 2020May 20, 2020August 24, 2020
Program Start DateJanuary 14, 2020May 21, 2020August 25, 2020

*Summer terms are 11 weeks and are only offered in Session 1.


Session 2 (Mid-Term Start)
8 Weeks
Spring 2020 (Mid-Term Start)Fall 2020 (Mid-Term Start)
Application DeadlineFebruary 12, 2020September 16, 2020
 Payment DeadlineMarch 4, 2020October 2, 2020
Move-In DateMarch 18, 2020October 21, 2020
Program Start DateMarch 19, 2020October 22, 2020

Program Costs

8 Weeks16-Week Semester Session
(Fall or Spring)
11-Week Semester Session
 Tuition and Fees*$4,000$8,000$8,000
Housing $4,400$8,840$6,630
Health Insurance*$525$675$675

*Prices are subject to change.

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