Save Time and Money – English for Academic Purposes and Specialized Programs


ESL programs have become increasingly specialized to meet the individualized needs of international students studying in the US.

Getting ready to go to university in the US and want to practice academic English, proposal writing, debate, and writing research papers? Planning to go to medical, business, or law school and need to be versed in the specific terminology of your field? Perhaps you’re on vacation and want to brush up on your conversational skills without drowning in grammar rules?

Students who want to cut to the chase and become experts in their field – whether at the academic or professional level – will be pleased with the growing assortment of specialized ESL courses and programs across the US. The following ESL schools offer excellent ESL courses for specific purposes:

University of New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana - Intensive English Language Program (for academic or professional purposes)

University of Bridgeport – Bridgeport, Connecticut – Advanced Academic English, Debate

The University of California – San Diego - San Diego, California - Communication and Culture, Intensive Academic English, Intensive Business English, Intensive Legal English, Test Prep, University Preparation Academy

Converse International School of Languages – several locations in California and the East Coast – Business English, Juniors programs, Volunteer English

Spring International Language Center – Colorado and Arkansas – Vacation English, Test Prep, Executive English

California State University, San Marcos – San Marcos, California – Academic English, American Culture, Teacher Training

Colorado School of English – Denver, Colorado – AuPair course, Academic English, Professional English, Volunteer English

Georgia Institute of Technology – several locations in Georgia – customized corporate courses, Academic English

Lewis and Clark – Portland, Oregon – English and Nature, Literature, customized group programs

St. Giles – locations worldwide – Business English, Vacation English, English for Tourism, English for Art and Design, internship programs

The International Center for Language Studies (ICLS) – Washington, D.C. – Professional English, Business English, TOEFL Prep

Education First International Language Center – Washington, D.C. – Academic English, specialized university prep courses (pre-MBA, pre-master’s)

Virginia Commonwealth University’s English Language Program - Richmond, Virginia - Short-term English programs during January and February (focused on GRE Prep), TOEFL Prep, Engineering and Business English

University of Pittsburg - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania - Professional and Academic English program, English as a Foreign Language program for International Teachers, and Summer Language and Culture program

Boston University, Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP) - Boston, Massachusetts - Pre-MBA and Legal English programs

Rennert International – New York and Miami, Florida - Business English, Executive English Training, Arts Plus English program, summer and winter English programs for teenagers, and programs to learn English while paddle surfing, playing tennis, or golfing

Georgia Southwestern University - Americus, Georgia - Program is focused on academic studies preparation with an emphasis on American culture and conversation


Boston University ESL Programs

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