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ESL Summer Institute

Make California Your Classroom in Summer 2015!

Every year there are many academically qualified, international students who apply to universities all throughout the United States but lack the required language proficiency to be accepted. Get a jumpstart on college in the United States through six weeks of learning, exploration, and fun at University of the Pacific's English as a Second Language (ESL) Summer Institute.

The ESL Summer Institute is a six-week intensive college-level English immersion study program that starts in June and concludes in August. Applications with a non-refundable $150 dollar application fee must be submitted in Spring 2014 and will be processed within two weeks of completion. This program can't be beat in quality, value or price!

The Program:

Located on the campus of California's first chartered institution of higher education, students get the feel of college life, learning English by immersion and guidance from ESL specialists and college student leaders.

This special summer curriculum, offered in conjunction with the Benerd College, centers on three, two-unit English as a Second Language (ESL) courses:

  • ESL: Pronunciation, Speaking and Listening
  • ESL: Writing and Grammar
  • ESL: American Culture & Society

In addition to the full academic schedule, ESL Institute scholars will experience the sights, history and culture of Central California. Outings may include San Francisco, the state capitol in Sacramento, Yosemite National Park, Silicon Valley and other famous attractions of the Golden State.

University student leaders will serve as ESL Institute Coordinators and counselors to guide scholars in their adjustment to life and the college experience. Additionally, workshops will help scholars develop skills to enhance their success and leadership in college and their professional careers.

Sample workshops may include:

  • Business in America/Global Professional
  • Media in America
  • Pathways to College Success
  • Social Skills in the Workplace

Admissions Requirements:

To be accepted, you must:

  • Be 17 years of age, entering your last year of High School or beyond
  • Complete an application form and pay the fee of $150 by April 18, 2014

In addition to the application fee, pay full tuition of $5,750 by May 9, 2014

Contact Information:

To request information by mail, contact the Center for Professional & Continuing Education
By phone: 800.959.5376 or 209.946.2424 By email: Center for Professional & Continuing Education or Matt Van Donsel, program coordinator

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