Workshops

English for Specific Purposes (ESP)

The program is designed to strengthen scholarly skills in a discipline-oriented context (terminology, concepts, themes, topics), increase confidence in subject-specific areas (the student’s selected field of study), expand discipline-specific skills (conceptualization, critical analysis, case studies), and provide discipline-based research opportunities. The student’s field of study may be in health, business, accounting, engineering, computer science, communication, …

English for Specific Purposes (ESP): Business English

International business or university cohorts that want to enhance skills in business English may explore the key components of a business plan or explore the content areas of human resources, business organization, finance, and marketing while developing a working knowledge and application of business English. The program curriculum is customizable to accommodate specific areas of …

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

This intensive and rigorous program is designed for international high school graduates, university students, or professionals who plan to attend National University, a university in an English-speaking country, or other college or university in the United States and/or want to improve their academic English skills for professional career enhancement or advancement. Academic English levels consist …

English Communication Series (ECS)

English Communication Series (ECS) is designed to improve fundamental English language skills while learning more about intercultural, scholarly, and workplace communication. To transition from this program to the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program, students must pass the ECS Exit Exam, which is offered during the last week of each term. Initial placement in ECS …

English Communication and Culture (ECC)

This program is offered to international groups of learners who would like to improve their English language and communication skills while enjoying the Southern California cultural experience, including various social and recreational activities. Available for cohorts only.  Cohort package: Participants must be 18 years of age or older Customizable curriculum (1 week; 2 week; 3 …