What is AES?
Academic English Studies (AES) provides courses designed to:
- facilitate an advanced level of language proficiency in English;
- foster the necessary critical thinking and 21st century skills needed to participate in higher education learning and as global citizens.
By engaging students and faculty with the greater Lewis & Clark campus and Portland communities, AES supports Lewis & Clark’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as essential to creating an ideal learning environment.
Who do we serve?
Students who are admitted into Lewis & Clark’s pathway program can receive up to 24-credits from AES coursework to apply toward their degrees. Most graduate within four years.
Students who plan to study at other universities also prepare with us.
Students planning to go to graduate schools at Lewis & Clark and across the United States study with us. Our program allows for short-term academic preparation of six weeks to one semester, or a full year of English and academic preparation.
Study Abroad and gap year students can spend a semester or a year improving English and academic skills while participating in the undergraduate life on an American campus.
Our content-based courses provide English development in specialized areas.
Short-term programs can be designed for small groups wanting to focus on English for Specific Purposes such as law, business, or engineering.
Teachers and teachers-in training benefit from our main program by improving their English knowledge and ability while observing best practices in language teaching and intercultural development.
Individualized, short-term programs can be designed for small groups. Programs can include TESL seminars and workshops on a variety of topics or a specialized area. These can be combined with observations and classroom/school visits.
Academic English Studies is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP).
AES is an accredited department of Lewis & Clark, NWCUU