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Rutgers University-Newark

Program in American Language Studies (PALS-ESL)
Newark, New Jersey USA



School Introduction

PALS, Program in American Language Studies, is the intensive English as a Second Language program at Rutgers University in Newark, NJ. The ESL curriculum focuses on the academic preparation needed to study at universities in the U.S.

All PALS instructors hold advanced university degrees in T.E.S.L., Linguistics, and other related fields, and are experienced in teaching English as a Second Language.

The university is very close to New York City, with easy access by train and bus to cities up and down the eastern U.S. coast. Close to three major international airports in the NY/NJ area.

ESL Program Introduction

The Intensive program offers English courses at six levels of proficiency from Beginners to High Advanced. (New students are tested for placement into the most appropriate level.) PALS also offers TOEFL Preparation courses and Evening & Weekend classes.

In addition to courses, students have access to the PALS Computer Lab, which provides software, textbooks, and other supplementary language learning materials. Students utilize the Lab as a quiet study space and occasionally attend classes in the Lab.

PALS students can participate in the many activities organized each semester by the PALS ESL Club. Events are designed to engage participants in active English language practice and introduce them to the lives and experiences of people from all around the world.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Session I: September 2–October 20, 2008
Session II: October 29–December 18, 2008
Session III: January 20–March 9, 2009
Session IV: March 23–May 7, 2009
Session V: June 1–July 16, 2009

Application Fee (Non-Refundable): $50
Computer Fee (each 7-week session): $44.50*
Tuition (each 7-week session):
Full-time: (18 hours per week) $1125
Part-time: (15 hours per week) $1040
(12 hours per week) $ 960
(9 hours per week) $ 885
(6 hours per week) $ 815
(3 hours per week) $ 750

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Contact Info

Program in American Language Studies (PALS-ESL)
Rutgers University-Newark
152 Conklin Hall
175 University Ave
Newark, NJ 07102