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English Language Institute at Yale University

Posted on April 27th, 2011 by Jenny Frankel

This summer, Yale University invites you to participate in its annual summer English Language Institute from June 27th until August 5th. The English Language Institute features a 6-week program that will offer intensive English language classes for intermediate and advance English speakers. Additionally, Yale University will also offer professional and graduate programs to students interested in business, law, and professional communication. Attracting students from around the world, these classes are designed to equip students with the necessary tools to succeed in their careers by creating an atmosphere of learning, diversity, and friendship. These classes are designed to improve English speaking abilities by cultivating students’ talents and abilities while giving them a summer experience unlike any other.

This 6-week intensive English language program will concentrate on enhancing language skills. Students will be grouped together by level, approximately 12 students per class. This intimate setting allows teachers to focus on each student’s language development and give students the opportunity to ask any questions they have as they go through the material. Teachers are available to offer guidance and give both attention and feedback to each student while cultivating a learning environment between students and faculty. Core classes will concentrate on language fundamentals including English comprehension, vocabulary expansion, writing, speaking, and listening skills. In the afternoon, students will be able to select an elective class that will meet regularly to introduce students to various topics designed to build on what they have already learned. While the topics change year to year, past topics have included U.S. Poetry and American Films, just to name a few.

In the graduate and professional programs, classes are designed specifically to assist students throughout their higher-level education or in a professional work environment. Students will work together in small groups while working on case analyses, presentations, and oral discussions to explore important topics relevant to their chosen field of study. The program targets writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills to ensure development as a well-rounded English speaker. Students will develop the skills needed to succeed in graduate work, management programs, medical studies, or advanced legal studies.

While each program is intended to be academically challenging, the intensive English program is designed to help students grow outside the classroom as well. Located on the residential grounds of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, students enrolled in the English Language Institute will find themselves among the general student body of both Americans and other international students. This environment gives students the opportunity to explore the campus first-hand as students can peruse Yale’s library (which is the 3rd largest in the U.S.), use the full athletic equipment (including the on-campus gym, recreational centers, etc.), and enjoy American culture through sports and the arts (watch a play, enjoy live music, or stroll through the museums and art galleries). New Haven is also a short train ride from both Boston and New York City.

Written by Jenny Frankel

Jennifer is the Director of Financial Services at Envisage International. Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Florida where she holds a Masters in International Business and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She has lived and worked abroad in Chile, Costa Rica and London, and traveled extensively in South America, Europe and Asia.

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16 Responses to “English Language Institute at Yale University”

  1. alejandro Says:

    This is very similar with the EISS summer progran at Cornell which I also recomend. How much is this program by the way?

  2. Donnie Says:

    The cost is listed on their website and depends upon the program you are interested in. Take a look at their site for more information:

  3. Keith Says:

    I think the 6-week Yale intensive English course is $4,250 in tuition.

  4. Sabina Says:

    I would love to attend this summer program. Is there any financial aid for international students?

  5. bidhoo Says:

    what about students who have left thier home because of war and have lost thier documents do they accept them


    Dear Sir/Madam!!!

    I am Meaza (female) I am international undergraduate student from Ethiopia. I have Diploma by Information Technology. I eagerly want to continue my Degree by any relative field of study I am trying to get the chance long time but still finding my way to get the chance. I want to study English. If I get free ,work/study or financial aid study or sponsors to study. So please consider my feeling and try to give me Chance. Please try to help me to improve my educational background. If I get this chance in your university/college I will be the luckiest girl.
    Note: I can’t get chance to take TOEFL test here in Ethiopia and if you accept me as one of undergraduate student from Ethiopia I will be happiest girl. If I can get a chance to study with out TOEFL I can go through and be lucky enough.

    With Best Regards
    Meaza Tezera

  7. Patrick Says:

    hello i’m very glad to find this site. I work in Rwanda who shift in English language and would like to known if it is possibility to learn english and the cost. I will be very happy for financial aid.

  8. Amoa Kyei Van Says:

    I am Amoa Kyei Van. I am ghanaian and I am still in ghana doing my national service. I am thirty one years old and i have a bachelor degree in translation with second class upper honor division. I did english, french and spanish. i come from helpless family and i really want to do my masters in languages in us. can you please help financially to pursue my dreams?
    i would be grateful if could give me this rare opportunity. God bless you and i am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

  9. Cristina Says:

    Hola quiero informarme si es que hay un curso intensivo de un año para aprender ingles, estoy recién graduada de enseñanza media en Chile agradecería cualquier información que ustedes me quieran dar.
    Atte Cristina Suarez

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