English schools in the USA and Canada
The American English Language Institute (AELI) at Stephen F Austin State University has as its primary goal providing the necessary English skills for international students to enter and to succeed in regular academic programs at our university or at another college or university in the United States.
Our focus is on academic English, but students develop fluent conversational skills as well. In addition to the linguistic skills required for academic success, the AELI also prepares students culturally for life as a student in the United States.
The American English Language Institute provides a full range of intensive English instruction. Students will be placed in appropriate courses after their English language skills are assessed when they arrive on campus.
A full program of courses will typically provide for 20 hours of instruction per week. The curriculum is focused on the development of academic English skills. Instruction is provided in all of the following:
US Life and Culture
Composition and Writing
Oral Communication (Pronunciation and Conversation)
The average class size is 15 students.