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Angelo State University

San Angelov 
76909 2601 W. Avenue N
(800) 946.8627 

Angelo State University was founded in 1928. Its total enrollment is 6,155 students. ASU offers nearly 100 majors spread among 40 undergraduate; 23 graduate, including one doctorate; and one associate’s degree program. Student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1.

ASU has one of the most sophisticated computers in the state and through a contract with IBM provides backup and storage for many of the electronic records. The ASU Planetarium is the fourth-largest among the nation's colleges and universities.


The English Language Learners Institute is a non-credit program set up to assist non-native English speakers develop their English language competence. The Institute is part of the Center for International Studies, Angelo State University. Its aim is to deliver high quality English language programs to international students, including those living in the San Angelo area. A priority is to prepare students for future study at Angelo State and other US universities, but it also welcomes students who need English for social and professional purposes.

Courses are available in summer, fall and spring. Courses follow two key strands, Foundation Skills and English for Academic Purposes. Students take a placement test to place them at the correct level. Usually beginner level students will take 3 semesters of English study to be ready for university admission (550 TOEFL score ready). Students who complete the English for Academic Purposes courses satisfactorily may be eligible for ASU admission without completing the TOEFL requirement.

1. Foundation skills. This program is for students of beginner/low intermediate level in English who want to develop their competence in all four skills, to optimize their language use in study, work and social situations. Students learn though listening and reading stimulating texts, taking part in tasks and mini-projects, as well as studying grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation in context. Building confidence in speaking is emphasized through active participation in class. Students are encouraged to develop independent study habits.
2. English for academic purposes. This program is for intermediate/advanced students who are planning to study at an English medium university. This course helps them to upgrade their communicative confidence and academic skills to meet the challenges of a demanding situation. They will need to be ready to listen to lectures and write reports in English, as well as to operate effectively in formal and informal speaking situations.

Course components include academic writing, oral presentation skills, research skills and reading strategy development. Students also build up their awareness and use of vocabulary, grammar and discourse, especially though self-monitoring of their own performance.
Classes are active, with many tasks and projects.

Coureses features:
- Small classes:  15 students or less per class
- 4 hours of class per day + self-study
- Computer and internet access available for self-study
- Professional teachers, committed to continued development in the latest TESOL practices
- Textbooks provided
- Learner-centered, active methodology  
- ELLI can issue form I-20AB to allow non-immigrants to study English in the U.S.

4 weeks - $1,100
8 weeks – $2,100
14 weeks – $3,295
14 (4 hours/week) weeks, evening course – $785
Application fee – $25

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