Focus of Study :
18-20 hours of classroom instruction per week
Three levels of instruction from intermediate to advanced
Classes taught by experienced and expert faculty
Guest lectures, workshops, conversation partners, and site visits into Washington, D.C.
Specialized courses focused on U.S. culture
Benefit, Goal of this course :
Pathway program options available
No English proficiency exam required for admission (TOEFL, IELTS, etc)
Visa support offered for qualified students
Access to all AU facilities, including the library, athletic center, clubs & organizations, and Academic Support & Access Center
Unlimited DC Metro and bus access with U*Pass
Support and advising staff that are specially trained to work with language learners
Member of English USA
Students will be placed in appropriate course levels from intermediate to advanced with a placement test taken during the on-campus orientation. Students are expected to be able to speak, read, write, and understand simple sentences.
This course focuses on improving all aspects of the oral and aural skills necessary to be successful undergraduate students. The curriculum emphasizes receptive skills, such as listening for content, note-taking, paraphrasing, and summarizing, as well as expressive skills, such as giving a variety of presentations and participating in small group and whole class discussions.
In the process, students increase their fluency and accuracy in expressing their ideas, expand their academic and idiomatic vocabulary, and sharpen their critical thinking skills while becoming more comfortable and confident with the culture of an American classroom.
Classroom Hour : 18-20hours