The English Language Center hosts special programs for participants sponsored by corporations, universities and governmental bodies 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.
Some examples of programs that the ELC has developed and taught in coordination with both on and off campus partners are Business English, Medical English, EFL Teacher Training, and Modern American Language and Culture.
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, it is common for groups to begin their program at the same time that the ELC intensive program begins each semester 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.