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English Language Program Details


Acquisition, Application, Aspiration

AAA modelIf you’re serious about learning to speak English, there is no effective alternative to an English immersion program. Using the successful Acquisition, Application, Aspiration model, our English language programs emphasize all aspects of English language learning and provide you with meaningful, authentic ways to apply what you’ve learned.

Through the CU Global Connect language programs, you’ll attend challenging classroom sessions designed to improve your reading, writing, and speaking skills. You will also travel into local communities to complete creative language assignments. Additionally, you will spend time with industry professionals networking and working on your presentation skills. By the time you finish the program, you will be a more polished English speaker and more confident in your ability to engage English-speaking professionals.

THE MODEL OF AAA LANGUAGE LEARNING
  • 1. Acquisition

    • Linguistics: IPA & Pronunciation
    • Linguistics: Intonations and Rhythms
    • Introduction to Syntax
    • Syntax: Verbs and Tenses
  • 2. Application

    • Reading for Comprehension
    • Listening
    • Grammar
    • Vocabulary
    • Communication
    • Slang, Clichés, and Idioms
  • 3. Aspiration

    • Public Speaking
    • Creative Writing
    • Professional English (Medical, Professional, Global, etc.)
    • Writing Effective Essays
    • The Art of Asking Questions
    • Interacting with the Online English Community

Recreation and Cultural Visits

In addition to the academic content, all CU Global Connect programs include recreational activities and cultural visits. On Campus, you’ll have access to the activities at the Fike Recreation Center, Underground Rec Center, and South Carolina Botanical Gardens and Geological Museum. On weekends and select evenings, you’ll enjoy visits to Atlanta (home of the 1996 Summer Olympics), historic Greenville, SC, local concerts and festivals, and the famous Blue Ridge Mountains for hiking and a waterfall tour.


Program Dates

In 2018, the Clemson Summer Institute programs for university students are offered during 4 summer sessions. Some programs require attendance at 2 consecutive sessions for a 4-week immersive experience. The English Language session dates include:

Session 1: June 3 - 16, 2018
Session 2: June 24 - July 7, 2018
Session 3: July 8 - 21, 2018
Session 4: July 22 - August 3, 2018


Program Expenses

  • Program Expenses (INCLUDED)

    Program Fee
    Includes academic fees and program activities, academic resources, airport shuttle, other US based transportation, event admissions, recreational activities

    Lodging and Meals
    Includes semi-private room with linens in university housing, meals in dining facilities or area restaurants

    Insurance
    Includes both Travel and Health Insurance

    Program expenses are confirmed through your government program, school officials, or sponsoring agency.

  • Personal Expenses (NOT INCLUDED)

    International Airfare, visa, Immunizations (if needed), snacks, personal items


English Language Proficiency

The following are minimum English language guidelines for all students whose primary language is not English.

REQUIRED: Minimum of three years of high school or university English coursework
SUGGESTED: ACTFL intermediate-mid level proficiency or higher


Arrival and Departure

Before making travel plans, please review the arrival and departure information that is sent to you after your enrollment is confirmed. Then, once you purchase your flight, please e-mail a copy of your itinerary to international@clemson.edu.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact CU Global Connect
international@clemson.edu · 1.864.656.1455