Eight-Week Intensive Program
June 1-August 3, 2017
Who Should Participate
- International students who will be beginning as Freshmen in Fall 2017
- Learn strategies for:
- academic writing
- listening to lectures more effectively
- reading more intensively and extensively
- participating in discussions and giving successful group and individual presentations
- Gain valuable skills for the U.S. university experience.
- Understand and have increased awareness of American academic culture and expectations, identify and employ campus resources, and effectively and appropriately engage in oral and written communication with professors, administration, staff, and students.
- 25 hours intensive in-class instruction/week
- 8 weeks of instruction
- Midterm break (July 3-7)
Student Life & Extracurricular Activities
During the intensive summer program at the Language Institute, you will have the opportunity to get to know the campus before the hustle and bustle of the fall semester begins. You will be able to participate in a variety of activities and events aimed at connecting you with other students from around the world as well as native English speakers. You will also have the option to visit off-campus sites including a day trip to the North Georgia mountains, an amusement park, and a baseball or soccer game.
- Tuition: $2,140
- Student Health Center: $80
- Computer Support Fee: $55
- Insurance (June 1-August 16): $354
- Application/Mailing: $100
- Estimated Expenses:
- Books: $225
- Housing (May 31- Aug 3): $2,409
- Based on double occupancy on-campus housing. See more housing details on our website.
- Food: $1,100
How to Apply
- Submit a completed application form
- Submit required documents
- A copy of your international passport or U.S. passport or U.S. green card
- A bank document in English and on official bank letterhead proving the account holder has a minimum of $6,363 for the session you will study in the Language Institute. If the bank account is in the name of someone other than you, the account holder must complete and sign a to verify the required bank document. The bank document must be less than 3 months old.
- A copy of your admission letter to a U.S. undergraduate degree program
- Submit payment by international credit/debit card or bank account using Flywire. Payment must be made in full at the time of application submission.
IMPORTANT: Applicants will receive an acceptance document and an I-20 for the dates of the program. Applicants must use the I-20 issued by the Georgia Tech Language Institute when applying for an F-1 visa and entering the U.S. After completion of the Language Institute program, the student's SEVIS record will be transferred to the Office of International Education at your new university.
Advanced Listening & Note-taking
In this course, you will prepare for the listening demands of U.S. university undergraduate classes. You will also expand listening skills and not- taking strategies by listening to academic lectures, interviews, authentic news broadcasts, and documentaries on a wide range of topics. In addition, you will expand and enhance overall communicative effectiveness by increasing vocabulary.
In this class, you will learn how to deliver clear, well-organized, culturally appropriate academic presentations. You in this class will also learn how to manage and participate in small group academic discussions based upon two or more academic readings per week. The instructor will work with you to develop awareness of aspects of their pronunciation that may affect the overall clarity and fluency of their speech. In addition, you will develop awareness of culturally appropriate non-verbal communication in presentations and other academic oral communication, such as interactions with a professor. The final project is a formal academic presentation based upon research you have done or intend to do.
Academic Reading and Discussion
In this course, you will prepare for the reading demands of U.S. university undergraduate classes by reading authentic university level textbook chapters, academic research articles, and literary non-fiction texts. You will develop the strategies, skills, and vocabulary necessary to read, comprehend, analyze, and discuss university textbook chapters, academic research articles, and literary non-fiction texts. You will also develop your note-taking, critical thinking, time management, intensive reading skills, and independent library research skills as well as your knowledge of academic vocabulary.
The course will help you review and practice extensive and intensive reading skills. In addition, you will develop the following written and oral discussion skills: evaluating or analyzing new ideas or situations from different writers’ points of view, synthesizing information from multiple texts, hypothesizing writers’ responses or reactions, relating information from multiple texts as well as information from texts to real-life situations or personal experience, and justifying positions using evidence and ideas from multiple texts.
In this course, you will prepare for the writing demands of U.S. university undergraduate classes by developing your knowledge and abilities with regard to writing the following types of texts: academic e-mails for U.S. university contexts, stand-alone academic research paragraphs, and an analytical research paper
In this course, you will develop in-depth knowledge, skills, and strategies that increase your ability to write in a manner that is both linguistically and conceptually sophisticated. You will increase your knowledge of U.S. academic readers’ expectations as well as improve your abilities to produce texts that conform to readers’ expectations. You will continue developing your ability to avoid plagiarizing and to appropriately refer to texts using APA style, which is a form of citation commonly used in many fields. You will develop your ability to produce academic texts that utilize information from multiple sources. You will enhance your editing and revision skills.
American University 101
This course is designed to give students first-hand exposure to and experience with the American university experience. Students will explore campus culture and relationships and expectations with professors, administration, staff and classmates. They will also engage in campus departments, organizations and groups to become familiar and comfortable with the services and resources available to them. The overarching goal of this course is for students to develop and use a repertoire of knowledge and resources to assist them as they enter the university experience in the United States.