Mission and Goals

Academic English Studies (AES) provides courses for non-native English speakers to develop academic English and intercultural competency for success at Lewis & Clark, other U.S. institutions of higher education, and in the world.

Our content-based classes are designed to facilitate an advanced level of proficiency in English and to 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.