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English Language Program Details

Program Description

Professional English
2-week program: July 15-28, 2018
Language of Instruction: English as a Second Language

Using the successful AAA language program developed by Clemson University, this program is designed to dramatically improve the English writing, speaking, and listening skills and to enlarge the cultural perspective of each student. In addition to daily English classes, students will experience life at a top-ranked American university, visit US companies and civic groups, network with future leaders from the US and around the world, and enjoy visits to sites of cultural and historical importance.

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.

  • 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: July 1 - 14, 2018
Session 3: July 15 - 28, 2018

Program Expenses

Our programs collect a single comprehensive fee that covers your entire program. No need to worry about extra fees or hidden costs. If you have any questions, please email

Professional English Program: $1900 USD

  • 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

    Includes both Travel and Health Insurance

  • 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. Some programs may require additional language requirements.

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

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