Tracks of Study

Choose from one of four tracks of study

There are many different reasons for wanting to improve your English skills, and we want to help you to achieve your goals – that means, your classes can be specific to the track, (area), of English that you wish to focus on.

For more information about each track of study, click on it’s name below.

 

General English

General English courses, offered at all levels of the Intensive English Program, seek to improve students’ English skills in a great variety of discourse settings. Students develop communicative competence for social and work-related environments through interactive activities simulating real-life situations.

Language skills addressed include: listening, fluency development, oral intelligibility, reading, grammar, writing, and vocabulary development.

English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses provide language instruction for academic study in American universities. Language skills addressed include: listening comprehension, fluency development, oral intelligibility, reading, grammar, writing, and vocabulary development. Academic study skills addressed include: test taking and note taking skills, academic vocabulary usage, critical reading and writing, comprehending academic lectures, research and library skills, formal composition forms and development, including research papers.

Students in the Academic Track may apply for conditional admission to the University of Delaware and to any of our many partner universities.

Undergraduate students: click here to learn more about Academic Transitions.
Graduate students: click here to learn more about our Grad Conditional Admissions Program.

English for Academic Purposes courses are available to students in several programs, including the Intensive English Program (IEP), the Conditional Admissions Program (CAP), and the Accelerated University English Program (AUEP).

Click here to read the English for Academic Purposes course descriptions

Business English

Business English courses provide language instruction and training in business communication, including business correspondence, negotiations, formal presentations, informal networking, business vocabulary, report and proposal writing, vocabulary for professional purposes, and reading for professional purposes.

Language skills addressed include: listening, fluency development, oral intelligibility, reading, grammar, writing, and vocabulary development.

Students in the Business English track may also apply for conditional admission to the University of Delaware and to any of our many partner universities.

Undergraduate students: click here to learn more about Academic Transitions.
Graduate students: click here to learn more about our Grad Conditional Admissions Program.

Click here to read the Business English course descriptions

English through American Culture

American Culture track courses offer language instruction using the context of the study of American culture, history, society, and community. Students in this track of study can take English about music, stories, American history, Broadway musicals, 1960s history, drama, English as an international language, news, film, and novels

Language skills addressed include: listening, fluency development, oral intelligibility, reading, grammar, writing, and vocabulary development. Special activities and travel support classroom study.

Click here to read the English through American Culture course descriptions

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