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Loyola University Chicago

60626 6525 N. Sheridan Rd.
(773) 508.3880 

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. The school offers 71 undergraduate majors and 71 minors; 85 master's, 31 doctoral degrees, and 26 graduate-level certificate programs. It enrolls 15,000 students. Loyola University Chicago is comprised of four campuses.


The ESL Program curriculum has been carefully designed to prepare students to be successful in the competitive academic setting at Loyola University Chicago. Each ESL Program class focuses on the skills needed to help non-native speakers achieve advanced English language proficiency. A variety of topics and methodology are offered in support of our student-centered philosophy.

U.S. Culture & Communication enhances student's language acquisition with in-depth knowledge about the culture they are studying in. Students will satisfy their curiosity about U.S. customs and have an opportunity to share their perspectives; learn effective strategies for dealing with culture shock and misunderstandings. In this course, students will dramatically increase their oral fluency. This is an accelerated course.

Grammar & Composition. Advance student's academic writing skills and communicate more clearly and accurately with an in-depth study of advanced English grammar. Students will develop the ability to effectively and accurately write using the rhetorical patterns most commonly used in universities. Students will also learn how to make citations of research sources and examine the cultural/ethical issues related to plagiarism. This is an accelerated course.

Reading. Boost student's reading speed and comprehension of university-level academic texts. Students will develop strategies for managing extensive reading assignments. Students will also increase advanced-level vocabulary from readings in general and specialized subject areas.  

Lecture Preparation
extends student’s skills in spoken English and listening comprehension. This course includes intensive practice in advanced listening and effective note-taking skills using university lectures. Students will also develop their own oral presentation skills by focusing on the fundamentals of public speaking. 

American English Pronunciation. Speak clearly and be understood by others. Students will learn about and practice phonemic awareness and accuracy, stress patterns, intonation, and rhythm with extensive practice. Students will also be able to identify and improve their individual pronunciation issues.

$605.00 per credit hour

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