ELTA's Intensive Program offers students a number of flexible study options. Students can study in a 14-week semester in the fall or spring and choose between a 5-week or 10-week semester in the summer. All program options are designed to meet each student's individual goals and effectively prepare them for future work, study, or general communication in English.
This course develops students’ writing skills with a particular focus on writing academic essays according to American academic conventions. After reviewing and honing their ability to write clear, focused, and well-developed paragraphs, students learn to state and defend a thesis while composing essays in multiple genres, including compare and contrast, cause and effect, and argumentative.Students engage in all aspects of the writing process, including pre-writing, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, and peer review. Students will learn the value of feedback and revision. In addition, students analyze and address the typical grammatical trouble spots for non-native speakers. Throughout the semester, students pay close attention to the norms of academic integrity and the issue of plagiarism. The course culminates with an introduction to the research paper.
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.
In this course, students of all levels have the opportunity to both study and experience the life and culture of the U.S. capital. Through readings, discussions, watching films, guest lectures by experts in the fields of history and politics, and site visits in Washington, DC, students gains a more profound knowledge and insight about this exciting and intriguing city.Over the course of the semester, students will also compare and contrast the life and culture of DC to that of the US as a whole. In the process, students strengthen all aspects of their English language skills and deepen their understanding of US culture.
Spring 2017 DeadlinesInternational Students
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.