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The University of Rochester enrolls more than 9,300 students and employs around 2,000 faculty and instructional staff. The UR offers 200 academic majors. It provides small classes and a low student-to-teacher ratio - 9:1.
The University of Rochester’s English as a Second Language (ESL), program is offered for international students, professionals, and community members—both within and outside of the University—who want to improve their English fluency and learn more about American culture. Courses focus on improving the speaking, listening, reading comprehension, grammar, and writing skills. International graduate students whose first language is not English must take a mandatory oral and written test to determine their proficiency in the English language.
The following ESL courses are offered:
The Summer Intensive English course is for students at all levels working five days a week, six hours a day, for four weeks, to improve their English skills. Instructors teach pronunciation and conversation, reading comprehension, composition, structure, and vocabulary. Field trips expose students to American culture and provide opportunities to practice spoken English with native speakers. Students may choose from two distinct in this program: English as a Second Language: General Skills or English as a Second Language: Teaching Assistants.
Teaching in American Universities. This course is for nonnative English speakers who wish to improve their speaking and listening proficiency while also reviewing basic English grammar, reading, and writing skills.
Pronunciation and Accent Reduction. This course emphasizes the pronunciation of vowels and consonants as well as the principles of intonation, rhythm, and stress in the English language. Students should have a moderate to advanced level of English fluency and proficiency in conversational speech.
U.S. Culture and Society: Conversation, Grammar and Reading. This course is for nonnative English speakers who wish to improve their speaking and listening proficiency while also reviewing basic English grammar, reading, and writing skills. Classes are organized around directed conversations about relevant topics in U.S. culture and society.
$ 660 per 1 credit hour.