English as a Second Language (ESL)
Course of Study
Academic English Studies, Lewis & Clark’s intensive English program, offers full-time (18-20 hours per week) instruction for low-intermediate through advanced English language students. Up to 24 undergraduate elective credits may be applied toward a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lewis & Clark.
English as a Second Language (ESL) courses closely approximate undergraduate courses in teaching style, content, and expectations. The curriculum is designed to assist students in the development of essential language skills, appropriate learning strategies, and the cross-cultural awareness and sensitivities considered necessary for successful completion of their undergraduate or graduate studies.
The AES program offers courses during both semesters of the academic year; an intensive summer session is also scheduled.
About Lewis & Clark
Lewis & Clark is a private nationally regarded liberal arts institution of higher education. It is known for its global outlook, close student-faculty relationship, and service to the community; it is proud of its distinguished teachers, performers, researchers and alumni.
The undergraduate program offers a four-year liberal arts and sciences education of the highest quality. The Graduate School of Education and Counseling and the Lewis & Clark Law School also offer the top programs in the country.
International students are a vital part of our community and add to Lewis & Clark’s distinctive international character. We welcome the diversity that students with international backgrounds bring to our campus.
Semester Dates 2014/2015
|Semester||Placement Test and Orientation*||First Day of Class||Last Day of Exams|
||May 19||May 20||August 7|
|Summer half-term entry||July 1||July 2||August 7|
||August 26||September 2||December 17|
||January 20||January 21||May 8|
Note: We do not have an application deadline, however we encourage everyone to apply early.
* Students who do not arrive on the first day for the placement test and orientation will be charged a late testing fee of $125.
Photos and Videos
Academic English Studies is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP).
September 29th, 2014
An Evening with Poet Marilyn Chin
Marilyn Chin (陈美玲) is a prominent Chinese American poet and writer, an activist and feminist, an editor and Professor of English. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, her books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms all over the world. Marilyn Chin’s work is a frequent subject of academic research and literary criticism. She has read her poetry at the Library of Congress. In addition to teaching in the MFA program at San Diego State University, she serves as a mentor on the international faculty of the City University of Hong Kong’s low-residency MFA program, the first of its kind in Asia. Please join us in the Chapel for a special evening with Marilyn Chin!