American University located in a very prosperous, tree-shaded residential area of upper Northwest Washington, within three miles of most embassies and 20-30 minutes by Metro or bus from points of historical and cultural interest in the nations capital.
Fall and spring sessions are 14 weeks long; full-time enrollment is for 20 hours per week of classroom contact, plus labs and/or optional workshops, depend on the students level. The summer session is 12 weeks long, full-time enrollment is for 25 hours per week plus labs. An Academic Preparation Workshop is offered during the last three weeks of the summer, for the benefit of those who will be attending American universities in the fall. ELI has four levels of instruction in grammar and listening/speaking, five levels in reading and writing, and two semesters of freshman English. Placement is in separate classes based on the students proficiency in each skill. At Level V (Advanced), students typically take other courses within the university; they may also take a limited range of university courses for credit at lower levels, if they are proficient enough in at least one skill not to need a course in that area.In the Fall 2001, the curriculum will be structured a bit differently, but students at the advanced levels will still be able to take university courses for credit.
Housing is not guaranteed, but is almost always available in university residence halls on campus. Assistance in finding off-campus housing is also provided on campus and through the university web site.
4,400 per semester, subject to increase in fall. Summer:$170/week (room only) (on campus, double room)