English schools in the USA and Canada
Accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), INTERLINK Language Center at UNCG agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.
What is INTERLINK / UNCG?
We are a program offering intensive English instruction, cultural orientation, and academic preparation for students, scholars, and professionals on a year-round basis. We prepare people for success in academic and professional situations. Many, though not all, of our students begin study in undergraduate or graduate programs at UNCG as they complete INTERLINK.
In our program, students work hard. There are challenging assignments, sometimes involving interviews, internet searches, and library research. Most writing assignments now involve computers. We show students how to do all these things.
INTERLINK is well-known and respected in North Carolina. Our recommendations are valued when you apply for study to a university or college here. Our students are known for their solid preparation and language skills.
INTERLINK is not only about language tools for success. We also want you to meet people from other countries and cultures, and to learn about them and about yourself. We open doors for you to the people and facilities of the University, with opportunities to meet students and professors there, to visit their classes, to and experience life on a university campus. We have field trips to other places in our city and community so that you see other parts of U.S. life.
It is our mission to foster communication between people from very different backgrounds. We live in a world of global communication, but that does not automatically create a global community. We need to work together to enable understanding of differences between people and respect for their different traditions to grow and bring us really together.
INTERLINK Language Centers: Intensive English, Academic Preparation, Cultural Orientation, and Assistance with University Placement
Committed to serving the needs of its students, INTERLINK provides a secure learning environment rich in linguistic and cultural opportunities for international students, scholars, and professionals who already have some background in English.
Highly motivated and academically qualified students, scholars, business people, and professionals.
A select group of full-time, dedicated faculty with MA degrees in ESL or Linguistics, cross-cultural training and experience, and commitment to a student-centered philosophy,
A five-level curriculum emphasizing content-based learning, academic & cross-cultural skills, and the communicative use of English.
Small classes to allow for individualized instruction.
Academic preparation to develop critical and analytical thinking skills and strategies necessary for success at American universities.
Experiential learning to increase self-confidence and independent learning skills.
Cultural orientation to reduce culture shock and encourage awareness, understanding, and respect for other cultures.
High standards and expectations (rigorous assignments, near perfect attendance, weekly progress reports, and rapid student progress)
Academic courses for audit or credit at the upper levels to give students experience in listening to academic lectures and note-taking.
Conditional admission for qualified students to UNCG and to other selected universities.
TOEFL waiver (no TOEFL requirement) for academically qualified students at INTERLINK's host universities.
Full access to campus facilities such as the library, computer and multi-media labs, swimming pool, tennis, volleyball, and racquetball courts, soccer fields, etc.
Competitive prices in affordable, safe locations.