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Summer 2020 EAP Online

English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Online
Program Details

Dates: July 6- Aug 14 
Weekly time commitment: 12-15 hours
Tuition: $3,400*
Application/Tuition Deadline: June 1
Full tuition balance due: June 22  

*Additional costs for materials: ~ $100.

About the Program

The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is designed for graduate students who will be starting degree programs at the University of Michigan or other top universities in the U.S. In the Summer of 2020, this program will be offered fully online.

In EAP, you will improve your ability to use English in a university environment, enhance your understanding of U.S. academic culture, and learn about life on campus at the University of Michigan. You will also learn more about yourself and how to make the most of your educational experience. 

In this fully online program, all course materials and activities are structured with a global audience in mind and will be delivered asynchronously. This means that you can complete  coursework at any time during the week no matter what time zone you are in, as long as you meet weekly deadlines. 

This required coursework will be supplemented by optional synchronous meetings in small and large groups, in which you will have many opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates in real time. Optional individual speaking consultations will provide additional language practice and feedback in real time. 

Important note: The EAP Summer Program prepares newly-admitted graduate students for study and scholarship at the University of Michigan. It is not designed to provide teacher preparation for GSIs who will be teaching in classrooms and labs. For information about these resources, please visit ELI's GSI Program page. 

Program Benefits

Join other new Michigan graduate students in this interactive and engaging online program. You will build friendships and begin to build a social network before you arrive on campus. You will gain insight into U.S. culture, make friends, and get to know the Ann Arbor area virtually.

Specifically, you will:

  • Improve your spoken and written English, in particular your ability to follow standard conventions of academic writing

  • Identify and correct your own errors in speaking and writing

  • Practice introducing your academic persona via short presentations 

  • Develop strategies to establish yourself as a member of an academic community

  • Recognize important aspects of American academic culture

  • Learn about life and culture on the U-M campus

  • Become familiar with U-M resources to support your scholarship when you arrive on campus

  • Make friends and begin to build social and professional networks

Program Structure

Summer 2020 EAP Online is built on the ELI’s renowned research-based English for Academic Purposes curriculum in order to prepare students for study at top U.S. research universities. It  includes the following course components:

  • Introduction to Academic Writing

  • Introduction to Academic Speaking

  • Language, Culture, and Community at the University of Michigan

You should expect to spend 12-15 hours each week to complete all program assignments, including participation in online discussions and group tasks. Class size is limited to maximize interaction and instructor contact. Student-teacher conferences provide participants with extensive individual attention. A certificate of completion is awarded to participants who fulfill all program requirements.

Who Provides the Instruction?

The EAP instructional staff consists of members of the English Language Institute’s distinguished faculty, all of whom have advanced credentials and extensive experience teaching English for Academic Purposes.

Introduction to Academic Writing:   Katie Coleman

Introduction to Academic Speaking/Speaking Consultations: Trisha Dowling

Language, Culture, and Community at the University of Michigan: Pamela Bogart

Program Coordinator:  Anna Eddy

How to Apply:

  • Complete this ELI Summer2020 EAP Online Application Form. Please see below for information about program requirements and who is eligible to apply.

Summer 2020 EAP Online Application

  • Your application, along with a non-refundable $500 deposit, must be received by June 1, 2020

  • After your application is approved, you will receive an email from ELI with further instructions, including a link to the final payment page. You must pay the remaining full tuition balance by June 22, 2020.