The English Language Center hosts special programs for participants sponsored by corporations, universities and governmental bodies from all over the world. The ELC will design an academic language program and cultural immersion experience based on the group’s requests. Special Program coordinators will work with each group to develop a program that meets its needs.
Some examples of programs that the ELC has developed and taught in coordination with both on and off campus partners are Business English, Medical English, EFL Teacher Training, and Modern American Language and Culture.
Each special program has its own qualified program director and teaching staff trained in English as a Second Language education. Two popular curricular options are:
This choice is for groups that wish to join the regular Intensive English Program at the ELC and study with other international students from a variety of language backgrounds.
For this option, it is common for groups to begin their program at the same time that the ELC intensive program begins each semester in order to ensure a smooth transition for all the students.
The Special Program Coordinator works together with the group leader to design a curriculum and schedule that is appropriate for the group's needs. This option requires advanced planning of several months.
These programs are designed for non-native English speakers who want to develop effective communication skills in business situations.
The PDPI Brazil English Teachers Program at MSU is a six-week English language certificate program for in-service English teachers from Brazil. The program consists of English language study and practice in Teaching English as a Foreign Language methodology, as well as exposure to U.S. culture and society.
This goal of this program is to prepare new Fulbright scholars for graduate studies in the United States.
This program is designed for academically bound students with regular or provisional admission to MSU. This three-week intensive summer program helps international students prepare for academic course work at MSU.
This short online course helps international students make the transition to American academic life.
This series of workshops will cover oral and written communication strategies, grammar and guidance for effective personal interaction.
EPIC offers classes each spring on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to improve conversation skills and strategies for adult speakers of English as a second language at MSU and in the Greater Lansing area.
The Online TESOL certificate is a series of stand-alone courses that are designed to provide an in-depth analysis of important concepts in TESOL today.