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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University

ELS Language Centers, DeKalb
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School Info

Basic information

  • Enrollment
  • 300students
  • Airport Pickup
  • Yes
  • Telephone
  • +1 609 750 3547
  • Fax
  • +1 609 750 3599
  • Address
  • 385 Wirtz Drive DeKalb, IL 60115

Options

  • Suburban
  • Homestay
  • On-Campus Dorm/residence
  • Private language institute (at University)
  • Conditional Admission (0)

Why This School?

  • - Located close to the windy city of Chicago
    - American Conversation partnerships
    - Free access to all campus facilities
    - Number of activities outside of academic settings
    - Low living cost

About the  ELS Language Centers, DeKalb

  • For over 50 years, students have chosen ELS to achieve their English language goals. With 12 class levels, state-of-the-art language technology centers, multiple testing services and university admission assistance, ELS ensures success through our personalized approach and commitment to student achievement. ELS' rapidly globalizing world presents many challenges; however, those challenges bring with them many opportunities. Being able to communicate effectively in English can help students make the most of these opportunities and enable student to accomplish his dreams. ELS International Pathways provide one with a seamless journey to further education. Students can study English with ELS in 83 different locations in 11 countries. By completing the ELS English for Academic Purposes program, student satisfy the English requirement for more than 650 ELS partner universities worldwide. ELS University Admission Services will guide students from start to finish as he progress toward his chosen university. Students will make new friends from around the world and come to understand their cultures. This will ensure one a successful journey through a rapidly changing, globalizing world.

About the  Northern Illinois University

  • Northern Illinois University is a public research university located in DeKalb, Illinois, with satellite centers in Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Rockford and Oregon. It was originally founded as Northern Illinois State Normal School pon May 22nd, 1895 by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college educated teachers. The university is composed of seven degree-granting colelges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 225,000 alumni. Many of NIU's programs are nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing, visual and performing arts, and all teacher certification programs. It is one of only two public universities in Illinois that compete in the National collegiate Athletic Association at the highest levels of all sports.

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Course Information

  • Focus of Study : 
    Structure/Speaking Practice with emphasis on vocabulary enrichment and language technology

    Benefit, Goal of this course : If students want to learn English while still having time to visit local cities and attractions, the ELS Semi-Intensive English program is the perfect choice! Student will take classes in the morning and have afternoons free to explore and use his improving English.
     
    Curriculum :  
    The development of important language skills and elements, such as listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary, allows him to communicate accurately and effectively.
     
    Students practice conversation and other speaking skills using practical, real-world English. Students learn 
    to write with accuracy and effectiveness, develop strategic listening skills and improve your use  
    of grammar.
     
    Students work on his individual language skills and objectives through technology-supported learning  
    in our modern Language Technology Centers.
     
    Contact America! provides student with regular opportunities to meet with native English speakers, visit 
    and observe university courses, listen to guest lecturers and participate in local excursions

    Classroom Hour : 
    Monday through Friday/20 sessions per week 
    8:30-9:20-Language Technology Center
    9:30-10:20-Vocabulary Enrichment
    10:30-11:20-Structure/Speaking Practice
    11:30-12:20-Structure/Speaking Practice

Course Information

Class size 12 Students Schedule 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40 Weeks
Course Level 12level VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Minimum age 16 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-10-12 2020-11-09 2020-12-07 2021-01-04
2021-02-01 2021-03-01 2021-03-29 2021-04-26
2021-05-24 2021-06-21 2021-07-19 2021-08-16
2021-09-13 2021-10-11 2021-11-08 2021-12-06
※ From the Course Starting Dates 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (USD)$ 180
Tuition
4 Week 8 Week 12 Week 16 Week 20 Week
(USD)$ 1,448 (USD)$ 2,896 (USD)$ 4,128 (USD)$ 5,504 (USD)$ 6,520
24 Week 28 Week 32 Week 36 Week 40 Week
(USD)$ 7,824 (USD)$ 8,624 (USD)$ 9,856 (USD)$ 11,088 (USD)$ 12,320

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee (USD)$ 300
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4 weeks (USD)$ 980 (USD)$ 832

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 75
Other Charges (USD)$ 100    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Course Information

  • Focus of Study : 
    Structure and Speaking Practice, Vocabulary Enrichment, Language Technology Center

    Benefit, Goal of this course : 
    Students who wish to study English while on vacation in the USA may do so in the ELS American Explorer Program.
    Curriculum : This program features three morning lessons per day (Monday through Friday) for a total of 15 lessons per week. Afternoons are free for recreation and relaxation. 

    Classroom Hour : 
    Monday through Friday/15 lessons per week
    8:30-9:20 Vocabulary Enrichment/Language
    9:30-10:20 Structure/Speaking Practice
    10:30-11:20 Structure/Speaking Practice

Course Information

Class size 12 Students Schedule 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12 Weeks
Course Level 12 level Minimum age 16
Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-10-12 2020-11-09 2020-12-07 2021-01-04
2021-02-01 2021-03-01 2021-03-29 2021-04-26
2021-05-24 2021-06-21 2021-07-19 2021-08-16
2021-09-13 2021-10-11 2021-11-08 2021-12-06
※ From the Course Starting Dates 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 12Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (USD)$ 180
Tuition
1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 8 Week
(USD)$ 455 (USD)$ 845 (USD)$ 1,164 (USD)$ 1,384 (USD)$ 2,768
12 Week Week Week Week Week
(USD)$ 3,948

Accomodation

Housing Placement fee (USD)$ 300
Accommodation Fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence
4weeks (USD)$ 980 (USD)$ 832

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 175
Other Charges (USD)$ 100    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Course information

  • Focus of Study :
    English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is set out to provide students with the fundamental academic tools they will need in order to study abroad. EAP will be the initiative to students' pursuit of higher education.

    Benefit, Goal of this course : 
    Students who enroll in EAP program will ultimately aim for conditional admissions to ELS' 650+ partner universities. Students who complete all 12 levels of Intensive EAP courses will be issued a Certificate of Completion which will prove students' English proficiency at more than 650 universities.

    Curriculum :
    Students at all levels will be offered Language Technology Center and Reading/Writing lessons. From beginner(101-103) to advanced(107-109), students will be provided with structure/speaking and vocabulary lessons while masters (110-112) will be provided with Skills Enhancement Class and Language Studies additionally.

    Classroom Hour : 
    English for Academic Purposes Sample Class Schedule*


    BEGINNER
    (101 - 103)

    INTERMEDIATE
    (104 - 106)

    ADVANCED
    (107 - 109)

    MASTERS
    (110 - 112)

    8:30 – 9:20

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Language Technology Center

    Skills Enhancement Class*

    9:30 – 10:20

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Vocabulary Enrichment

    Language Technology Center

     

    10:30 – 11:20

    Language Technology Center

    Vocabulary Enrichment

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Language Studies

    11:30 – 12:20

    Vocabulary Enrichment

    Language Technology Center

    Structure/Speaking Practice

    Language Studies

    12:20 – 1:30

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    1:30 – 2:30

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    2:40 – 3:45

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**

    Reading/Writing**



Course information

Class size 15 Students Schedule 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40 Weeks
Course Level 12 level VISA Info I-20 Issued Upon Request
Minimum age 16 Accommodation Homestay, On-Campus Dorm/residence

requirements

  • N/A

Course Schedule

2020-10-12 2020-11-09 2020-12-07 2021-01-04
2021-02-01 2021-03-01 2021-03-29 2021-04-26
2021-05-24 2021-06-21 2021-07-19 2021-08-16
2021-09-13 2021-10-11 2021-11-08 2021-12-06
※ From the Course Starting Dates 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40Weeks(month) Choose

Fees

Tuition

School's Admin fee (USD)$ 180
Tuition
4 Week 8 Week 12 Week 16 Week 20 Week
(USD)$ 1,888 (USD)$ 3,776 (USD)$ 5,376 (USD)$ 7,168 (USD)$ 8,500
24 Week 28 Week 32 Week 36 Week 40 Week
(USD)$ 10,200 (USD)$ 11,228 (USD)$ 12,832 (USD)$ 14,436 (USD)$ 16,040

Accommodation

Housing Placement (USD)$ 300
Accommodation fee
Terms Homestay On-Campus Dorm/residence Off-Campus residence

Airport Pickup

Airport Pickup (USD)$ 175
Other Charges (USD)$ 315    Detail

Remarks / Other Information

  • * Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.

Location


Accommodation

  • Homestay 
    Location: Homestays 
    Room Type: Double 
    Meals: 14 per week (daily continental breakfast & dinner) 
    Min Age: 14 
    Key/Damage: None 
    Description: Host family students are responsible for their personal transportation.

    Student Residence (On Campus)
    Location: Neptune West Hall  800 Lucinda Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115 
    Room Type: Double 
    Meals: $50 declining balance meal card which can be used at various dining sites on- campus and also off-campus restaurants 
    Min Age: 17 
    Key/Damage: $150 
    Description: 2013 Temporary Summer Meal Adjustments ONLY applicable to Sessions 6, 7, 8 and 9:
    • Area restaurants will accept Huskie Bucks for payment. $50 Huskie Bucks are included for each session while student is living in on- campus housing.
    • The Blackhawk cafeteria in the Holmes Student Center is open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-1:30pm.In the International House, students, international scholars and artists interact in a convivial atmosphere to share ideas about living on an increasingly vital world stage. Here you will meet students from over 32countries speaking more than 15 different languages. Special activities include dinners from varying cultures; opportunities for foreign language students to focus on language skills in French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese; and discussions and activities related to political science and public service. Douglas Hall is located on the West Campus near the Student Recreation Center. It is also very close to Huskie Stadium as well as some of NIU's other athletic fields. The residential floors are located in four five-story wings. Most rooms are double occupancy, with twin bunk beds. Douglas also features the popular dining facility, the Dog Pound Deli. Rooms include a bed, closet, desk, chair, microwave, mini-refrigerator, telephone and internet access. Self-service laundry machines are available for a small fee. Students living in the International House are involved with the Foreign Language Residence Program, domestic students who want to live with international students, have studied abroad, are interested in international issues or international students who have an interest in global issues. 







Surrounding Area

  • ELS/DeKalb is located in a small and friendly university community. Our Center is on the main campus of Northern Illinois University, with its 300 hectares of trees and grassy areas. An affordable cost of living and many outdoor activities make this the perfect location for students with families. Northern Illinois University offers 63 undergraduate majors, 79 graduate programs and 11 Ph.D. programs.

Facilities

  • Baseball field, Basketball court(s), Computer center, Fitness Center, Gymnasium,Music practice room(s), Racquetball/squash Courts, Soccer field, Swimming pool (indoor), Tennis court(s), Wheelchair accessible

National Mix

  • Students from all over the world with different nationality and cultural background have chosen ELS program to study English in a new Environment. Nationalities of students include Arabic(77%).Chinese(7%). The percentage may vary each month.

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沈家妤

課程主要是跟口語有關,畢竟我們在學校所學的英文能力能藉此發揮,才能習慣成自然,我是這樣想的。課堂第一天,老師與班上學生討論有興趣的議題與所期待能在這門課中獲得什麼,選擇自己所感興趣的,然後盡情參與其中。

有趣的是,一個班級就如同文化的大熔爐,觀點與文化的不同常會互相腦力激盪而後產生獨特的見解,比如說,某次上課主題為社群網站,討論過程中,可以了解到不同國情文化使用社群網絡的現象與特色。
不同於我們對於上課的刻板肅穆氛圍,課堂中取而代之的是如同歡樂的宴會氣氛,每位同學皆踴躍的表達自己的看法,同時也尊重他人的不同見地,若討論到敏感議題時例如政治,如何有風度地接受別人的看法,並且機智給予回應,是我在這個月當中所學到的寶貴經驗,不僅止於課堂討論,同學之間相處也是不吝給予指點,並當下指出你的錯誤迅速解決問題,避免問題隨著時間擴大與複雜化,這也是令我印象最深刻的。如何有技巧的不讓對方感到不舒服與保持組內的和諧,在這短短的一個月當中,我確實學到不少。

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