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Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students, English Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
University rank #19 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
This Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students from Columbia University will meet for 18 hours per week for six weeks, prior to the start of a student’s Master’s program.
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Overview

The program

This intensive six-week Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students from Columbia University is designed to increase proficiency in spoken and written English, enhance reading and listening skills, and prepare students for studying in a rigorous U.S academic context. It also aims to familiarize participants with Columbia and with New York City.

The course is aimed at international students whose first language is not English.

The curriculum will combine linguistic, academic and cultural objectives, and students will explore these areas through various thematic units.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      18 hours per week for six weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The AAEGS course will include:
  • Strategies for speaking in academic contexts (discussions and presentations)
  • Spontaneous speaking skills in academic and informal contexts (including small talk)
  • Pronunciation, word stress and intonation
  • Fluency building
  • Advanced grammar review
  • Strategies for attending to and correcting errors in grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation
  • Formal and informal language choice
  • Academic vocabulary expansion
  • Academic writing skills
  • Strategies for reading academic texts
  • Lecture note-taking techniques
  • Proper email etiquette
  • Meeting professors' expectations

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

This course is open only to incoming Master’s students entering Columbia University

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5532 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5532 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    5532 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5532 USD for the full programme and a duration of 2 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 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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