The English Language Center hosts special programs for participants sponsored by corporations, universities and governments from all over the world. The ELC will design an academic language program and cultural immersion experience based on the group’s requests. Special Program coordinators will work with each group to develop a program that meets its needs.
Each special program has its own qualified program director and teaching staff trained in English as a Second Language education. Two popular curricular options are:
The Integrated Option
This choice is for groups that wish to join the regular Intensive English Program at the ELC and study with other international students from a variety of language backgrounds.
For this option, groups must begin their program at the same time that the ELC intensive program begins in order to ensure a smooth transition for all the students.
The Non-integrated Option
The Special Program Coordinator works together with the group leader to design a curriculum and schedule that is appropriate for the group's needs. This option requires advanced planning of several months.