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Exclusive workshops & seminars led by elite university partners
Where international students prepare for academic excellence in America

Improved English Proficiency, Increased Confidence

Our English language instructional program is designed to deliver significant improvements in English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills so that our students are confidently prepared to succeed at a top American university. Our program has four levels of English instruction, from low intermediate to college-level mastery. Advanced level students may also concurrently take college level courses (with our Academic Accelerator program) and earn as many as 16 credits that will transfer to any of our university partners.  

Our instructional approach is based on research in neuroscience, second language acquisition and applied linguistics, which shows that engaged language learning is the most powerful, effective way to learn a second language. Our program, therefore, offers an immersive and comprehensive approach in which students fully engage with our linguistically and culturally rich learning environment.

 

The INTERMEDIATE levels of the English instructional program include the
following 4 components:

  • Intensive English language instruction (listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar)
  • Test preparation (TOEFL and IELTS)
  • Individualized language lab work (with Carnegie Speech, test prep, and skills work software)
  • Academic and American Culture (project-based cultural engagement with modules in which students engage with and learn about an important aspect of Connecticut, New England and American culture)

The ADVANCED levels of the English instructional program include the
following 4 components:

  • Intensive academic English language instruction and academic workshops (introductions to key academic areas, along with workshops and seminars led by top university partners to assist students with the college application process)
  • Test preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, and SAT)
  • Individualized language lab work (with Carnegie Speech, test prep, and skills work software)
  • Specialized academic course(s) (in key areas such as Science, Emerging Technologies, Engineering, Entrepreneurship and Business. Advanced students in our University Prep Academic Accelerator program also have the opportunity to enroll in college courses for credit)

 

Why University Prep?