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SUMMER EAP

GRADUATE ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES

Offered In Person July 3 - August  11, 2023

Summer 2023 registration is now open!

This highly-interactive six-week intensive English experience has been specifically designed for international graduate students who have been accepted to the University of Michigan. 

  • Develop the language skills you need to participate effectively in U-M graduate classes, seminars, and labs
  • Learn about U.S. academic culture and explore ways to thrive in a diverse, challenging intellectual environment
  • Gain insight into U.S. culture and practice communicating with a diverse range of Americans
  • Make friends and begin to develop a social network before your program begins. 

COURSE COMPONENTS

Summer EAP incorporates elements from the ELI’s renowned research-based academic English curriculum in order to provide a solid foundation to prepare you for your graduate studies at U-M. 

Academic Reading and Writing

  • Prepare for the heavy reading load of a graduate student 
  • Produce high-quality graduate-level academic papers 
  • Learn strategies for reading more quickly and accurately
  • Analyze texts to recognize effective organizational patterns, vocabulary choices, and persuasive arguments
  • Receive frequent peer revisions and individual instructor feedback throughout the course.

Speaking and Presenting

  • Become more comfortable speaking English on and off campus
  • Build confidence communicating in interactive discussions and public speaking situations
  • Practice strategies for expressing your opinions, responding effectively to opposing viewpoints, and asking questions
  • Better understand U.S. academic culture
  • Learn to create and deliver effective presentations

Listening and Pronunciation

  • Become a more active and skilled listener
  • Improve the comprehensibility of your English pronunciation
  • Develop active listening strategies for comprehending different types of spoken English and apply these to your own speaking
  • Identify your personal pronunciation ‘problem areas’ 
  • Receive frequent personalized feedback and suggestions for improvement from the instructor

U.S. Culture and Society

  • Learn about diverse populations and cultures that make up society in Michigan and the U.S. via a team project that takes you out of the classroom into the local community to conduct research for final poster presentations

 

Tentative Program Schedule*

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00-12:00

Academic Speaking & Presenting

Academic Reading & Writing

Academic Speaking & Presenting

Academic Reading & Writing

OUTINGS, TRIPS, GUEST LECTURES (TBA)

12:00-1:00

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

Listening & Pronunciation

U.S. Culture & Society

Listening & Pronunciation

U.S. Culture & Society

 
           

*Subject to change in response to students’ needs and program size.

 

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Summer EAP includes extensive opportunities to use English outside the classroom. Each Friday will feature a cultural outing, a field trip, or a guest speaker to help you better understand U.S. culture and prepare for life in Ann Arbor. Frequent social events will allow you to get to know your Summer EAP classmates in casual, informal situations. Ann Arbor’s many restaurants, bars, and major attractions are all within walking distance or a short bus ride of the U-M campus. Summer Michigan weather is ideal for hiking or cycling in local parks or kayaking on the Huron River.

SUMMER IN ANN ARBOR

Ann Arbor, Michigan, frequently ranked as one of America’s top college towns and best places to live, is at its best during the beautiful Michigan summer. The weather is ideal for enjoying local restaurants and bars, and major attractions are within walking distance or a short bus ride of the U-M campus. Annual events like the A2 Summer Festival, Cinetopia Film Festival, or the world famous Ann Arbor Art Fair attract visitors from around the world. Enjoy hiking or cycling in the many local parks or canoeing and kayaking on the Huron River. Experience Ann Arbor’s well-deserved reputation for being a welcoming and friendly place where everyone practices “Midwest Nice”!

PROGRAM DATES: July 3 - August  11, 2023

PROGRAM COST: Total for all ELI tuition, textbooks, and program fees: $5100 (Does not include mandatory health insurance or room and board.)

APPLICATION/DEPOSIT DEADLINE: Your complete application, including a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit, must be received by May 15, 2023.

FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE: Final payment must be received by June 16, 2023.