Academic English Course

General

Program Description

The Academic English program at INTO Illinois State University prepares international students, like you, for university study in the US. This academically rigorous program provides you with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Illinois State.

Course features

What you'll learn:

  • Present spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English
  • Write research papers with proper use of citations and references
  • Read, understand and critically evaluate academic texts
  • Understand and use vocabulary common to academic disciplines
  • Take useful and accurate notes in academic lectures and presentations
  • Understand US values in an academic setting

Key course facts

  • Course length: 1-3 Semesters
  • Start dates: 2018: October; 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May, August; 2021: January, May
  • Fees: From $3,250
  • Class hours: 12-16 hours per week
  • Class size: 15
  • Award: You may progress to a Pathway program to a university degree program after achieving the language level required and meeting all other requirements.
  • Course options:
    • 1-Semester
    • 2-Semester
    • 3-Semester

Entry requirements

2-semester

  • Academic requirements: High school diploma required.
  • English language requirements:
    • 1 Semester: No English language requirement; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival.
    • 2 Semesters: No English language requirement; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival.
    • 3 Semesters: No English language requirement; students will be assessed and placed upon arrival.
    • 8 Weeks: No English language requirement; students assessed and placed upon arrival.
  • Age requirements: 17 years and above.

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices that are shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

Last updated September 2018

About the School

Illinois State University is located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, which has been ranked in the Top 10 College Towns in the US by the American Institute for Economic Research. International student ... Read More

Illinois State University is located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, which has been ranked in the Top 10 College Towns in the US by the American Institute for Economic Research. International students at Illinois State can enjoy the friendly and welcoming culture of the Midwest while also being in one of the hottest job markets in the US. The campus’ close proximity to Chicago offers students access to one of the largest cities in the US as well as many professional opportunities. Read less