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Advanced English as a Foreign Language (UMEI 005), English Course

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Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The goal of the English Programs for UMD Students is to provide students with the academic language skills they need to succeed in university classes. Instructional focus is on academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This Advanced English as a Foreign Language (UMEI 005) course is offered by Maryland English Institute. 
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Key Facts

  • meets 5 days a week, 2 hours per day
  • to develop all four academic English skills
  • separate graduate-only section offered in the Fall
  • does not carry degree credit
  • special course fee required

How many Non-English courses can I take?


  • you can register for 6-8 credit hours in addition to UMEI 005
    Graduate Students
  • UMEI 005 counts as 36 graduate units (6 units per credit hour x 6 credit hours)
  • UMEI 007 counts as 12 graduate units (4 units per credit hour x 3 credit hours)
  • you can add another 12-16 (UMEI 005) or 36-40 (UMEI 007) graduate units to reach full-time status

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

To successfully complete UMEI 005 and the English Bridge Program, you need to satisfy the requirements of the UMEI 005 course as outlined in the course syllabus, and attain these test scores:

  • a total score of 570 or higher
  • a listening score – not less than 50
  • a structure score – not less than 50
  • a reading score – not less than 50
  • a writing score of 5 or higher

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

  • Undergraduates – $4,812
  • Graduates – $6,165

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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