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 Programs of Study 

 

SPOTLIGHT

The SRU ESL Programs offer the following options:

I. English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program

  • For students who want to study at Slippery Rock University (or other American university/college)
  • 15 weeks: Fall/Spring, 8 weeks: Summer
  • Five levels:
    • Starting
    • Emerging
    • Developing
    • Expanding
    • Bridging
      (Each student's level is decided after the placement test)
  • 7 courses: 6 core classes + 1 tutorial
  • Class hours: 20 hours per week

II. English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Program

  • Customized curriculum: 
    • Business English
    • English for Diverse Professionals
    • Nonnative English teacher training
  • Flexible schedule:
    • Monday through Friday (3 weeks)  
    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday (4 weeks) 
    • Tuesday/Thursday (5 weeks)
    • 4 weeks ~ 1 semester or 1 year
  • Daytime or evening class

III. English Language Camps

  • 2 - 4 weeks session during summer or winter break
  • Selection of thematic English courses:
    English writing, math, science, art, computer, etc.
  • English tutorial:
    each camper has a personal ESL tutor
  • Fun activities:
    Playing American sports, visiting American cities and American universities
  • Grade 6 – 10
  • 10 – 15 students in one class