AN EXPLORATION OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN CULTURE
National University’s comprehensive selection of English language programs benefit university students and professionals seeking to improve their written and verbal communication skills. These programs and the experienced and caring instructors who teach them provide support to help students gain a true and practical understanding of the English language and prepare them for academics. Courses are led by skilled, experienced instructors with advanced degrees in Teachers of English Language to Speakers of Other Languages, English, linguistics and related fields. Offering more than just new language instruction, each program is designed to provide students with an exploration of contemporary American culture.
Class sizes are small, so instructors can interact with and support individual students. Aside from benefitting from the professionalism and expertise of the international faculty and staff, the students will experience learning in a Blended Language Learning environment. National University is a member of the American Associate of Intensive English Programs, the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), and Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
The English Language Programs (ELP) at National University offer international students four distinct programs:
This program supports the development of fundamental English language skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing (including grammar and vocabulary building). The program is suitable for students who only wish to focus on their language development or students who do not want to pursue a bachelor’s or master’s degree. (Available to groups or individual study)ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (EAP)
This rigorous and intensive program supports international students in the development of Academic English and Academic skills and performance. The program is suitable for students whose goal it is to study at a college or university in the United States, in an English-speaking country, or in their native country. (Available to groups or individual study)ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (ESP)
This program is suitable for international students who want to prepare themselves for entry into their graduate-level studies in their chosen discipline. The program prepares the students to master advanced academic writing skills, conduct research in their discipline, and explore the basic terminology and concepts used in their discipline. (Available to groups or individual study)ENGLISH COMMUNICATION & CULTURE
This program is available for groups that want to combine English language learning with cultural experience. This program is available to groups only and is customizable.