19612-5234 P.O. Box 19234v
Albright College was founded in 1856. Today, the College enrolls 1,650 day students from 28 states and 24 countries. Classes are small and interactive. Student to faculty ratio is 13:1.
Albright College is accredited by the Middle States Association, and offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as a Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in education. The college also offers accelerated degree programs.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program at Albright College is a gateway to college and university study in the United States. It help each student develop strong English language skills. The Program provides close personal attention; small class sizes; close contact with American students; instruction in all essential language skill areas: listening, speaking, accent reduction, writing, reading and grammar. Furthermore, students take courses in American history, culture, and TOEFL preparation. Student to faculty ratio is 10:1. While in the ESL Program, students only take ESL courses. Upon successful graduation from the program, students enter Albright's Bachelor's program, where they take 3 regular academic courses and 1 course specifically tailored toward international students' writing and language usage. After a year of this study, students take a traditional course load.
Courses. There are 18-22 hours of classes a week. ESL classes include:
- As a Matter of Speaking
- Writer's Workout/Keep an Eye on Reading
- America: Up Until Now
- Getting to Know American Culture
- Shaping up for TOEFL
- English via American Cinema
- Tour of English: Grammar, Idioms, and Spontaneous Speech
- Everyday Reading: Articles and Plays
Tuition and Fees for traditional, full time, on-campus, day students for the 2009-2010 academic year are: $30,800