Eight-Week Intensive Program
June 4-August 3, 2018
Who Should Participate
- International students who are beginning their freshman year at Georgia Tech
- Incoming freshmen who are non-native speakers of English and have not studied at a U.S. high school
- International undergraduate students who would like to polish their communication skills in English in order to be ready for the fall semester
In this program you will learn:
- techniques for writing essays, blogs, lab reports, summaries more effectively
- strategies for listening more effectively
- strategies for reading more effectively
- tips for giving great presentations
- Academic Culture:
- Be familiar with the GA Tech campus departments and organizations
- Understand and have increased awareness of American academic culture and expectations, as well as develop self-monitoring strategies to aid in the cultural transition.
- Identify and become familiar with GT campus resources, such as the library, CommLab, and counseling center.
- Effectively and appropriately engage in oral and written communication with professors, administration, staff and students.
- Be aware of and explain GT campus policies and procedures as they relate to finances, honor code, grading and harassment, among other issues.
- 25 hours intensive in-class instruction/week
- Classes Monday through Friday
- 8 weeks of instruction
- Midterm break (July 2-6)
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: $2,630
- Student Health Center: $82
- Computer Support Fee: $55
- Insurance (May 31-August 16): $371
- Application/Mailing: $100
- Estimated Expenses:
- Books: $225
- Housing (May 30- Aug 3): $2,437.50
- Based on double occupancy on-campus housing. See more housing details on our website.
- Food: $1,200
How to Apply
- Submit a completed application form (coming soon)
- 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 $7,100.5 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 wire transfer 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.
Space in the program is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Advanced Listening & Note-taking
In this course, you will continue to prepare for the listening demands of U.S. university undergraduate classes. You will also expand listening skills and note taking strategies by listening to academic lectures, and documentaries on a wide range of topics.
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 intends to do.
Academic Reading and Discussion 2
In this course, you will prepare for the reading demands of U.S. university undergraduate classes by reading authentic college 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 college 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.
In this course, you will 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. 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
In this course, you will get first-hand exposure to and familiarity with the American university experience. You will explore campus culture and relationships and expectations with professors, administration, staff and classmates. You will also learn about campus departments, organizations and groups to become familiar and comfortable with the services and resources available to you. The overarching goal of this course is for you to develop and use a repertoire of knowledge and resources to assist you as you enter the university experience in the United States.