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Academic English Studies

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?

Academic English Studies is a member of EnglishUSA and University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP).

AES is an accredited department of Lewis & Clark, NWCUU


March 20th, 2019

  • 7:00pm: CANCELED: A Hollywood Career in Costume Design with Black Panther’s Ruth Carter

    We’re back on! The film projects that Ms. Carter was being recruited for have been scheduled for April.

    Ruth Carter’s unparalleled ability to develop an authentic story through costume and character has made her one of the most sought after and renowned costume designers today. She has garnered three Academy Award (Oscar) nominations for “Best Costume Design,” for Ryan Coogler’s BLACK PANTHER (2018), Spike Lee’s MALCOLM X (1993), and Steven Spielberg’s AMISTAD (1998) as well as an Emmy nomination in 2016 for the reboot of ROOTS.

    She has worked in the industry for over three decades and has been credited with over forty films and counting. Working with Spike Lee on over ten films beginning with SCHOOL DAZE and including DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCOLM X and OLD BOY.

    Known for her research and diligence to the craft, specifically for her outstanding work for period ensemble films like the highly praised Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER and Ava Duvernay’s, SELMA, she proudly presents: BLACK PANTHER, her most recent work directed by Ryan Cooglar, which premiered in February 2018, and MARSHALL, directed by Reginald Hudlin, which premiered in October 2017. Last Fall, Carter completed work on YELLOWSTONE, an upcoming television series starring Kevin Costner and directed by Taylor Sheridan.

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