Top Programs to Watch for 2016


California Language Academy – Los Angeles, California

A family-run school that treats each and every one of its students like part of the family, the academy offers intimate class sizes (with a max of ten students) for a more personalized educational experience. The academy is passionate about the success of each student, hires the most qualified teachers, and goes out of its way to make students feel at home.

The school is located in the heart of Los Angeles, minutes to Venice/Santa Monica Beach and close to many famous attractions like Universal Studios, Warner Brothers Studios,

Hollywood, and Beverly Hills. Los Angeles is the entertainment capital of the world,

so students are sure to make friends from all over the globe.

Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) at Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa

IEOP prepares students for Iowa State University, which has excellent programs – especially in engineering, business, agriculture, and veterinary studies.

Friendly teachers, staff, and students welcome incoming students to IEOP.

Students are welcome to join Conversation Club in IEOP, where English-speaking Americans lead IEOP students in fun activities, crafts, games, and tours.

University of Saint Francis – Joliet, Illinois

Located just 35 miles from Chicago, English Language for Academic Purposes (ELAP) students have the opportunity to participate in cultural field trips and independently explore the vibrant city in addition to their intensive academic English studies.

The university has hosted Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) students in the past and invites more students to study in its nurturing environment, boasting an exceptional level of personal attention and guidance.

As a Catholic Franciscan institution, USF is an intentional community of students and educators. Moral values are central to the university’s identity, resulting in remarkable levels of support on campus.

Auburn University at Montgomery – Montgomery, Alabama

Learn English as a second language (Beginner to Advanced): Non-native speakers of English can improve their skills through AUM’s ESL Community Program. For non-native English speakers who want to improve their academic, professional, and personal English language skills, AUM offers the Intensive English and Community English Program. These classes are offered in 6-and 8-week sessions five times per year. The program consists of five levels (Beginner to Advanced). Click here for more information on the AUM ESL Programs.

Teach English as a second language: AUM’s ESL Program also offers an Online TESOL Certificate Program for adult and K-12 student learners. The program consists of 6 classes (4 core courses and 2 electives — 144 hours of instruction, all online). All courses run for six weeks, with new sessions starting monthly.

Test and certify your proficiency: AUM is home to the only IELTS Testing Center in Alabama. Conducting 1.7 million tests globally, IELTS is the world’s most popular English testing system. The center conveniently offers 24 tests per year.

Learn and practice in a friendly, caring environment: AUM welcomes Brazilian students to its friendly, caring, and diverse campus.

Missouri Southern State University – Joplin, Missouri

Tuition, fees, and room and board are under $19,000 per year.

Small classes allow for personal attention from instructors.

Conversation partners and TOEFL prep course available.

Wisconsin ESL Institute (WESLI) – Madison, Wisconsin

WESLI is small private school, located in the center of Madison’s lively college town known for its beauty, safety, friendliness, culture, fun, and international flavor.

The school uses individualized, flexible curriculum with levels from beginner to advanced/academic. An Accelerated English Teacher Training program is also available.

Brazilian students can experience a true cultural immersion thanks to few international students and dorm or homestay family living opportunities.

Eastern Mennonite University – Harrisonburg, Virginia

As a part of a Christian university the community is respectful and open to people of other belief systems.

The faculty possesses advanced degrees and cross-cultural experience.

Small class sizes offer an intimate and academic approach to English language instruction.

Kansas State University – Manhattan, Kansas

 The five levels of academic preparatory coursework serve 400 international students.

The program is accredited by AAIEP for a 10-year term.

All instructors hold master’s or PhD degrees.

The Center of English Language learning @ San Antonio College (CELL @ SAC) – San Antonio, Texas

CELL @ SAC provides intensive 8-week English as Second Language for Academics (ESLA) and advanced English for Academic Purposes (ENGA) courses.

Upon completion of ENGA, students qualify to enroll for college-level courses at any of the five Alamo Colleges in San Antonio.  An impressive 92 % of students who have finished ENGA and have registered for college-level freshman composition courses have received a passing grade.  Additionally, among the various fields to study, students often choose a specific science, pre-engineering, computer science or a business-related area such as finance, marketing, or accounting.

The Office of International Student Services provides assistance to students while they are taking classes at CELL @ SAC  or college-level courses at San Antonio College.


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