Intensive English Program

Program Features

Standard Intensive English Language Program
Listening & Communication
Reading & Writing
TOTAL Hours/Week 20-25 hours/week*

*A.C.E. at MSU - 21 hours a week in the 8-week Spring and Fall sessions, 23.5 hours a week in the 6-week Summer sessions.
*A.C.E. at SPU - 5-week sessions have 18-20 hours a week plus 5 or more hours a week in optional elective classes.

Sessions last 5 to 7.5 weeks and include 20-25 class hours per week, based on location and level.

On-Campus Intensive English Programs include:

  • 6-level curriculum in preparation for university/college admission
  • Study grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • 20-25 hours of intensive English classes per week + optional elective classes
  • Weekly social activities and trips
  • Internet and computer access
  • Access to library, health center, gym, and other campus facilities
  • Housing options include host families, campus dorms, apartments, or hostels. (Options depend on availability and vary by location.)

Special Features

  • As a Level 6 student, you will attend a graded university class, followed by a review with an A.C.E. instructor.
  • Receive individualized attention from expert instructors.
  • Practice your conversational English skills with an American partner through the Language and Culture Partners Program.
  • Individual tutors can help enrich your language learning through private one-on-one sessions.
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