A full-time intensive English language program, designed for students who are conditionally admitted to Syracuse University, students who wish to study at another university in the United States, professionals who would like to improve their English to better succeed in their careers, and other individuals who would like to learn English intensively. The program provides academic, cultural, and social elements.
Students who want to succeed in an academic program in the United States benefit greatly from Academic English courses at the ELI. Courses are offered in various proficiency levels, from beginning through advanced. Course components include reading comprehension, academic writing, grammar, listening comprehension, oral production, and vocabulary development. Students spend 20-25 hours per week in small classes with personalized attention from instructors and many opportunities for practice. In the fall and spring semesters, Academic English courses are supplemented with conversation and mentor groups for students to gain additional English practice.
Students who are conditionally admitted to an undergraduate program at Syracuse University must complete level 4 at the ELI before beginning their degree programs. The TOEFL is no longer an option for conditionally admitted undergraduates who have enrolled in the ELI.
THE PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS ARE:
Legal reading and writing Listening and speaking skills An introduction to U.S. law, legal procedures, and legal terminology The course comprises three components designed to provide a foundation in legal terminology and language usage in various areas (listening, speaking, reading, legal research, and writing) for nonnative speakers of English who intend to earn an LL.M. degree in the United States.
The objectives include building on participants’ ability to understand and discuss common legal matters, increasing their skills so they are able to discuss more complex legal matters, and improving their research skills to expand their knowledge of a wider variety of legal issues. All components include group and pair work as well as individual assignments. The course provides 25 instructional hours per week.
Students choosing on-campus housing will be placed into split double rooms that they will share with another student. Laundry and mail services are available in the buildings. The residence halls are located on South Campus with easy access to campus buses. A campus meal plan is required for students living...read all