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The total enrollment of the University is nearly 12,200 students each year. UNCW offers bachelor’s degrees in 52 majors, 35 master’s degrees, a Ph.D. in marine biology, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership. For the eleventh year, UNCW is among the top 10 public master’s universities in the South by U.S.News & World Report.
English as a Second Language Program. The academic curriculum focuses on all areas of language acquisition: reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar/structure, and culture. The main focus is on speaking and listening skills, while also sharpening the skills in the other areas. TOEFL Preparation is another important part of the program.
Reading and Culture: this course focuses on readings that reveal important aspects of American culture, but the discussions encourage students to compare their own cultures so that everyone in the group is learning about all the cultures that are represented. Movie clips/media are also often used in the course.
Writing Skills: depending on the level of the student, this course goes into various writing skills: from beginning constructions to academic essay writing that students would need when they attend degree classes in an American university. The higher levels of this course also address TOEFL Writing. Students also read samples of literature to base their writing tasks on.
TOEFL Prep/Grammar: the focus is on grammar, structure, and getting students prepared for the TOEFL exam, depending on which level the students place into.
Speaking and Listening. Pronunciation is a special focus and individual attention is given to each student. Oral presentations are required and students are expected to work with Power Point as well. There are discussions and many conversation topics in this course.
Classes meet daily, Monday – Thursday, and on Fridays or Saturdays there are excursions available which are also covered by the program cost. The only thing not covered is International Student Health Insurance and the Semester Break trip, which usually costs between $200-$300, depending on the destination and number of participants.
Summer ESL Program ( 5 weeks) - $2350
Fall ESL Programs (8 weeks) - $3750