The Academic English Program

Improve your English skills to meet your academic goals! Enroll in a semester-long Intensive English program now to best prepare you for academic success.

Benefits to You:

  • Flexible English requirements: Receive a full offer for Academic English and be placed into the appropriate-level class upon arrival.
  • Conditional offer: Upon the completion of the Academic English program you’ll receive a conditional offer of admittance to your academic program.
  • Build confidence: Live and thrive on campus as you improve your English. Participating in campus life will help you adjust to your new home and achieve academic success.

Program Description

This Cleveland State Global program aligns with the university semester. Students study English for academic purposes in a university classroom setting. The Core English language curriculum consists of six levels, aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Program Structure

Courses prepare degree-seeking students to efficiently read academic texts, write coherent academic assignments and participate in their classroom lectures and discussions with confidence. Students will take:

  • Listening and Speaking: 10 hours
    Students focus on improving their listening and speaking skills for the academic realm. They listen to and analyze talks and conversations, participate in group work activities, practice various presentation styles and learn note-taking skills.
  • Reading, Writing and Grammar: 10 hours
    Students are exposed to a variety of texts to prepare them for their academic coursework. They practice different genres of writing, are introduced to using citations, and learn annotation and other strategies.

Total Weekly Classroom Hours = 20 hours

Program Details

Anticipated Program Program Duration English Language Requirement
International Direct 2 semesters IELTS 6.0 (no part score below 5.0)
Anticipated Program Program Duration English Language Requirement
Graduate Direct 2 semesters IELTS 6.0 (no part score below 5.0)

Important Dates & Costs

For all application and payment deadlines, move-in and program start dates, and up-to-date program costs, please visit the Important Dates and Costs page.