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Taking an English as a second language course could help you to expand your ability to communicate with others around the world. As one of the most popular languages on the globe, it provides you with easy access to conversations with others.

What Is a Language Course in English?

An English as a second language course teaches individuals to speak, read, and write in English, and often tends to provide information on cultural components of English speaking countries.

What Are the Benefits of Taking a Language Course in English?

As an international language, knowing how to speak English means you can talk to people from many walks of life. It also provides you with an opportunity to use the language in business.

How Much Does It Cost to Take a Language Course in English?

The cost of an English as a second language course will range significantly from one program and school to the next. You can take between one and four years of study in this type of program.

What Are the Requirements for a Language Course in English?

Depending on the school, you may have to have some level of secondary education. However, there are English as a second language programs available for even those in high school.

What Kind of Career Improvement Can You Expect with a Language Course in English?

If you want to interact with business professionals, clients, or customers who speak English, this provides you with a key method of doing so. It can improve your qualifications for some positions.

Why Take an Online Language Course in English?

Taking an English as a second language course online means you can study wherever you want to do so. You can even take it as a course for your free time, giving you the ability to focus on other things.

Where to Take a Language Course in English

You'll find these courses available through most colleges and universities in schools around the world. 

How to enroll in a Course in English?

Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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GEOS Languages Plus

English language learning has been a part of academic programs for a long time. Now, thousands of international students are coming to Canada and the USA to do all or som ... [+]

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English language learning has been a part of academic programs for a long time. Now, thousands of international students are coming to Canada and the USA to do all or some of their university program in English. In order to enter Universities or Colleges, students usually need a good IELTS score. GEOS can help with that.

As one of the first ESL programs to teach test preparation, English study at GEOS has helped hundreds of students enter university. The high standards of our academic English and test preparation class instructors make GEOS test preparation ESL programs different. If you want to improve your IELTS score or are looking for an IELTS class for beginners, GEOS can help you.... [-]

USA New York Costa Mesa
September 2019
Campus
ELS Language Centers

The English for Academic Purposes Program is for international students who want to attend a college or university abroad, including students who wish to apply for condit ... [+]

About the program

The English for Academic Purposes Program is for international students who want to attend a college or university abroad, including students who wish to apply for conditional admission to any of ELS's 650+ partner institutions. If learning English for college or university study abroad is your goal, the intensive ELS English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program can help prepare you for success in an academic setting. Morning classes are dedicated to Structure and Speaking Practice or Language Studies, Vocabulary Enrichment (in levels 101-109) or Skills Enhancement Classes (in Masters levels), and a lesson in the Language Technology Center. Afternoon classes are dedicated to Reading and Writing.... [-]

USA Princeton
September 2019
Campus
OPMI Business School

The student enrolling in the Intensive English Programs at OPMI can take 8 consecutive levels in the course. ... [+]

Program Overview

The Intensive English Program at OPMI consists of 6 consecutive levels using the series LIFE by Paul Dummett, John Hughes, and Helen Stephenson, published by Cengage Learning. The Intensive English Program is communicative based, focusing on the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

BEGINNING LEVEL 1 The goal of this course is for the learner’s acquisition and command of sound structuresand sentence patterns of basic introductory English by practicing giving personal information, asking and answering questions: phone numbers, address, nationality; and describing places, family and vacation. BEGINNING LEVEL 2 The goal of this course is to help ... [-]
USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
200 hours
Campus
Parkland College

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive lea ... [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­ year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes.... [-]

USA Champaign
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Campus
The University Center

The University Center is a comprehensive ESL and university preparatory boarding school. We help international students prepare for English language and academic success ... [+]

Program Overview

The University Center (www.universityprep.com) is an intensive, comprehensive ESL and university preparatory boarding school. We help international students prepare for English language and academic success at great American universities.

The Value of University Prep for International Students

Why should international students spend 4 or 8 months in a university preparatory program at The University Center? Our university prep program increases academic and cultural competency, saves time and money, enhances admissions qualifications, and prepares students to get more out of their US university experience.

According to the latest statistics from IPEDS (to which all American universities must report), over 50% of international students studying in the USA take longer than necessary to complete their bachelor’s degrees. (Many "pathway” students are probably taking longer, based on preliminary evidence, but universities are not required to report these graduation rates.)... [-]

USA Hartford
March 2019
Full-time
2 - 8 months
Campus
American National English Language Institute

American National English Language Institute provides comprehensive training at several levels in English Language learning and teaching to meet the needs of students in ... [+]

ESL Program OverviewAmerican National English Language Institute

American National English Language Institute provides comprehensive training at several levels in English Language learning and teaching to meet the needs of students in a competitive global economy. We accomplish this through:

Vocational courses designed to increase English proficiency Preparing students for success in their academic and professional fields Foster immersion of students in American culture through a planned day and overnight trips in order to:• Enhance global awareness• Accelerate your mastery of the English Language• Learn American slang• Learn American history and culture• Have fun! Institutional Goals Offer English language programs to increase student’s English Language proficiency for learning or teaching environment. Prepare students for a successful transition to a variety of academic settings in learning (TOEFL® / IELTS®) or teaching. Integrate students into American culture to enhance global awareness. Institutional Objectives Enhance students’ educational experience in the English language through highly qualified faculty and staff using an individualized learning model. Facilitate a learning environment that promotes the development of skills needed for students to be successful in transitioning to various academic settings in learning or teaching using quality curricula, learning resources, equipment, and facilities. Enhance students’ experiences by providing cultural immersion activities and opportunities to learn more about American culture. APPLY ... [-]
USA Salem
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
New America College

Different levels of English courses for students with zero English proficiency to advanced English language comprehension. ... [+]

Levels 1 and 2 – Low Beginner and High Beginner:

These courses are intended for students with little or no English Language proficiency. The instructional goal is to develop skills in all areas of language usage: reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar. The units focus on subject areas and skills that are essential for everyday situations, including a variety of activities and vocabulary building exercises.

Levels 3 and 4 – Low Intermediate and High Intermediate:

These courses are designed for students with an intermediate level of English comprehension who wish to expand their English Language proficiency in all areas. At this level, reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar will be reinforced. The units focus on subject areas and skills that are essential for social and academic purposes. Activities and vocabulary building exercises will incorporate relevant themes support these units.... [-]

USA Denver
Open Enrollment
Part-time
Campus
Washington State University

The Academic English Program at Washington State University is an accredited, academic preparation intensive English program facilitated by the Intensive American Languag ... [+]

The Academic English Program at Washington State University is an accredited, academic preparation intensive English program facilitated by the Intensive American Language Center at INTO Washington State University. The Academic English program provides high-quality English language instruction in a supportive, respectful environment to help students meet their academic, professional and personal goals and to prepare students to study at Washington State University.

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: 2019: January, May, August; 2020: January, May Fees: From $6,900 Class hours: 12-16 hours per week Class size: 15 Award: Upon successful completion of Academic English, students may progress to an INTO WSU Pathway program or apply directly to Washington State University. Course options: 2-Semester 3-Semester Entry requirements ... [-]
USA Pullman
May 2019
Full-time
1 - 3 semesters
Campus
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Prepare for university-level study, career advancement, or for the accomplishment of personal goals in our CEA-accredited, academically oriented 10-Week Intensive English ... [+]

Overview

Prepare for university-level study, career advancement, or for the accomplishment of personal goals in our CEA-accredited, academically oriented 10-Week Intensive English as a Second Language Program.

Benefits Experience a program trusted for more than 35 years to support you in achieving your academic, career, and personal goals Learn with dedicated, highly-trained teachers with an average of over 10 years of teaching experience who are committed to maintaining the highest standards of student achievement Attend small classes – usually about 16 students Benefit from engaging, interactive classes with a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes authentic language use in academic, business, and social contexts Advance your skills in upper-level elective classes in topics such as idioms, advanced pronunciation, advanced conversation, business English, advanced vocabulary, advanced grammar, and iBT and IELTS preparation Practice your English and learn about campus life with a UCI undergraduate friend through The Communication Club Learn using state-of-the-art technology and methodologies Prepare to score higher on the TOEFL and IELTS tests Requirements Available to students 17 years and older at all levels of English proficiency To attend this program full-time, you are required to obtain a student visa (F-1) Is your goal to boost your TOEFL or IELTS score? ... [-]
USA Irvine
October 2019
Full-time
10 weeks
Campus
Newcastle University

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning ... [+]

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Course features As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students completing a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress. Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored. Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes. Free INTO "Get Ready for English" course available online pre-arrival. ... [-]
United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne
April 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
INTO London

An intensive academic English course to prepare you for your degree. Develop your knowledge, ability and confidence in a variety of skills that are essential for universi ... [+]

The Academic English course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. The course is specially designed to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed at university.

Why apply for this course? Develop your English skills in all four core areas Develop key academic language skills Learn to communicate effectively in English What is special about the programme?

This intensive course offers 30 learning hours per week, which will consist of 25 hours of face-to-face learning and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. The programme will be personalised to your individual needs, with regular assessments to monitor your progress and ensure you stay on track.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 months
Campus
INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning ... [+]

This course provides the fastest and most effective route towards reaching your required English language level. It's specially designed to meet your individual learning needs, with five tailored study levels to ensure you gain the language fluency and academic skills you need to succeed.

Course features As a highly engaged and hard-working student, you can expect to make rapid progress of up to one IELTS point per term through this intensive course. INTO students completing a term of Academic English in December 2017 made on average 0.8 of an IELTS band progress. Study 30 learning hours, with 25 hours of face-to-face contact, and 5 hours of teacher-supported online language development. Developed in partnership with Cambridge Assessment, tailored online assessment enables your progress to be accurately monitored. Benefit from interactive lessons and small class sizes. Free INTO "Get Ready for English" course available online pre-arrival. ... [-]
United Kingdom Manchester
April 2019
Full-time
3 - 12 semesters
Campus
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at NWTC is designed to prepare students for the academic language demands of college-level coursework. The IEP offers two levels of En ... [+]

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at NWTC is designed to prepare students for the academic language demands of college-level coursework. The IEP offers two levels of English instruction: Intermediate and Advanced. Students attend class 4 hours daily in Listening/Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Students also have access to the language lab for independent study and practice in the afternoon. The IEP instructors have many years of experience and have lived and/or taught extensively in other countries.

IEP Options

Short-term Cultural Immersion (3 weeks) This program is designed to give students an immersive language experience, and the daily schedule is the most structured. The cost includes the 3-credit English Program, Books, Housing, 2 Meals/Day, and Cultural Excursions. This program is tailored for lower-intermediate English speakers.... [-]

USA Green Bay
July 2019
Full-time
3 - 15 weeks
Campus
Louisiana State University - ELOP

Since 1943, LSU ELOP has provided English language training and preparation for students seeking admission to LSU. Academic readiness curriculum helps students improve En ... [+]

Welcome to LSU ELOP

Since 1943, LSU ELOP has provided English language training and preparation for students seeking admission to LSU. Academic readiness curriculum helps students improve English and university-level study skills. LSU ELOP introduces students to life on campus prior to admission and offers opportunities to engage in Louisiana culture. The LSU ELOP faculty is skilled in cross-cultural communication and multi-national class delivery to prepare students for academic success in the university environment. Our students join us in improving international understanding among all cultures, as we work to make the world a safer and more peaceful place. We strongly believe that learning and working together is the key to a harmonious future. Thank you for your interest in joining us for English classes and more.... [-]

USA Highlands/Perkins
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Texas A&M University Texarkana

The Intensive English Program (IEP) prepares international students for success in academic programs or professional careers by offering academically challenging, engagin ... [+]

Intensive English Program (IEP) Our Mission

The mission of the Texas A&M University-Texarkana (TAMUT) Intensive English Program (IEP) is aligned with the university’s mission, which is to provide students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, abilities, and skills to become leaders in their chosen profession and to prepare for the opportunities of serving in a global environment. The TAMUT's IEP Program seeks to provide global, international experiences for TAMUT students and faculty as reflected in its mission. For international students and scholars, the program seeks to offer academically challenging, engaging, and rewarding educational experiences by offering quality English as a Second Language(ESL) teaching and student support services. Through personal attention, our IEP administration and faculty strive to assist participant students in developing linguistic, academic, and professional skills, which will aid in their acquisition of the cultural adaptation skills necessary to function and succeed in a global society in which English is the primary language of communication. ... [-]

USA Texarkana
August 2019
Full-time
16 weeks
Campus