Intensive English Classes
Immersion is the best way to learn any language, especially
English. American English is filled with idioms and jargon, more so than other
languages. You won't be able to learn all the peculiar turns of phrase
until you try living the language.
If you have a choice
between a casual English class and an intensive English class, enroll
in the latter.
Your school may have a writing center than can help you improve your
writing ability. They will review your essays with you, pointing out
errors and awkward phrases. Going over your writing with a native
speaker is one of the best ways to enhance your writing skills.
Many colleges offer on-campus intensive English training, sometimes
during the summer and sometimes during the academic year.
In addition, there are several independent proprietary organizations
who offer intensive English language courses.
Both the campus-based and stand-alone English as a Second Language
programs charge fees for their services.
Financial aid is not available for any intensive English language
programs. You will find that it is significantly less expensive to
study English in your home country than in the US.
- ABCisland offers 2-52 week intensive English courses at the
University of Central Florida (UCF), the only public university in
Florida accredited by the Commission of English Accreditation. They
also offer a variety of travel and recreation programs, in addition to
preparation for the TOEFL, TOEIC, SAT, GMAT, and GRE.
- A.C.E. Language Institutes
- A.C.E. Language Institutes offers intensive English classes in the
US and Australia.
- Bridge International School
- Conversa Language Center
- EF International Language Schools
- EF provides intensive English language courses and exam preparation
courses for the TOEFL. For more information, call 1-800-992-1892 or 1-617-746-1700.
- ELS Language Centers
- English Cafe Australia
- English Cafe Australia provides information about English colleges
and courses in Australia and English practice activities for ESL
- This site includes a directory of English programs around the
world, listing more than 580 schools in the US, Canada, Great Britain,
Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. It also includes chatrooms and
message boards for discussing ESL study.
- International Center in New York
- The International Center in New York provides English language
training and programs in American culture. Their training programs
include specialized one-to-one tutorials, English courses and practical
for more information, call 1-212-255-9555, fax 1-212-255-0177, write
to The International Center in New York,
50 West 23rd Street 7th Fl., New York, New York 10010-5205, or send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- International Language Institute of Seattle
- ILI offers small class sizes, flexible scheduling, and
personalized intensive English language training. For more
information, call 1-206-682-7080, fax 1-206-621-7161, write to
International Language Institute of Seattle, 1218 Third Avenue, Suite
508, Seattle, WA 98101, USA, or send email to
- ISES International: Online Guides for Study Abroad
- This site provides a directory of ESL and intensive English
programs in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
- Kaplan International Colleges
- Kaplan International Colleges (formerly ASPECT) is a leading
provider of intensive English language programs worldwide. With more
than 30 year-round language schools in the USA, Canada, Australia, the
United Kingdom and Ireland, Kaplan International Colleges offers
students the widest selection of study locations in English-speaking
countries. Programs are particularly beneficial for students seeking
academic preparation and English language courses prior to enrolling
in a university or college. Kaplan International Colleges also offers
university placement services, work/study programs, high school
exchange programs and other services to complement ESL courses. The
Kaplan International Colleges web site
offers information on study locations worldwide as well as course
- Shane Global Village English Centers
Shane Global Village English Centers
offers ESL and EFL courses, activities and homestay services. They are
located in 11 different cities in Honolulu, Canada, UK,
New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
Programs range from beginner to TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge prep., Business
English IELTS and CELTA.
For more information, send email to
- Univ. of Arizona's Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
- Univ. of Northern Iowa's Culture and Intensive English Program (CIEP)
- CIEP is an intensive English language program designed to prepare
students for academic work at the undergraduate or graduate degree
level. The classroom work focuses on the development of English
reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
Class size is limited to 12 students.
- Vancouver English Centre
- Vancouver English Centre English offers language courses for ESL students.
VEC's English language programs have 16 levels that help students
learn English quickly. VEC is one of the largest language schools in Canada.
- Wall Street Institute
- The Wall Street Institute School of English provides personalized English language instruction to individuals,
businesses, governments, and schools.
Their customized programs allow the student to develop English skills
at their own pace and schedule. The Wall Street Institute offers
programs in more than 250 centers located in over 15 countries. They
provide English immersion experiences in the US, UK, Australia,
Ireland, Canada, New Zealand and Malta. The Wall Street Institute web site
an online interactive test of English skills.
- World Learning Inc.
- World Learning offers intensive English language courses in the
United States. There are classes on campuses in
South Carolina, and
For more information, call 1-802-257-7751, fax 1-802-258-3248, write to
World Learning Inc., PO Box 676, Brattleboro, VT 05302-0676, or send
email to email@example.com.