English schools in the USA and Canada
Juniata's Intensive English Program offers a high-quality education. The instructors are highly experienced and certified in Teaching English as a Second Language. Many of them have lived and worked in other countries and understand the transition process that international students experience when studying in the U.S.
When you arrive at Juniata you will be tested and placed into courses according to your English proficiency level. The Intensive English Program offers academic English courses at three levels:
You must have an intermediate level of English to be accepted. There are no classes for beginners.
The program encourages English fluency, both in class and outside of class, through projects, surveys and interviews with Americans. You will be in class from 20 to 25 hours per week and will focus on developing language skills and building self-confidence in using English.
The courses emphasize:
Strengthening speaking ability through in-class discussions with international and American students and interviews with local people
Practice in listening and understanding academic lectures in real university classes
Developing university-level writing and research skills
Expanding vocabulary and increasing reading speed
Developing the self-confidence to use English in a professional or U.S. university setting
Experience interacting with American culture and the expectations a U.S. college/university
ESL 100 English Writing and Composition
ESL 101 Listening and Speaking
ESL 102 Reading and Study Skills
ESL 103 Grammar in Use - Level 1
ESL 150 Academic Writing
ESL 151 Conversation & Discussion
ESL 152 Reading and Vocabulary Development
ESL 153 Grammar in Use - Level 2
Content-based courses (for students of both Low Intermediate and High Intermediate language proficiency)
ESL 200 America: A Nation of Immigrants
ESL 201 From Egg to Ancestor: A Study of Cultures
ESL 211 Advanced Listening and Speaking Seminar - linked with U.S. History 115.
ESL 212 Advanced Reading
ESL 250 College Writing
Tutors are available for students who need extra help. Tutors are often Juniata students who are in training to become teachers.