North Park University
Come to the United States to study English at one of America's best learning institutions, North Park University. Located in Chicago, a world-class city known for its multinational businesses, vast educational resources, and multiple ethnic communities, North Park offers an unusual learning opportunity to international students and recent immigrants seeking undergraduate- or graduate-level education. North Park is located in a residential neighborhood on the far north side of the city and is convenient to public transportation (trains and buses).
ESL Program Introduction
ESL students from around the world take in four classes per semester: Speaking & Listening, Reading, Writing, and Structure. These classes are designed to prepare them for any of North Park's undergraduate or graduate programs. North Park's ESL Program is a full member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). Class sizes are small -- 12 students maximum -- so students can receive personalized attention. Upon successful completion of the ESL Program, students who have already been accepted into a North Park University program may enroll full-time in that program.
- Number of ESL Students: 30-70
- Average Class Size: 10
- Hours per Week: 18
- Minimum Age: 18
- Issue I-20: Yes
- Housing Options: Dormitory Apartment
- School Setting: Urban
- Accreditation: North Central Association
AAIEP American Association of Intensive English Programs
Schedule & Fees
Fall 2009: August 24 – December 4, 2009 (15 weeks)
Spring 2010: January 11 – April 30, 2010 (15 weeks)
Summer 2010: June 28-July 30, 2010 (5 weeks)
Fall 2010: August 30 – December 3, 2010 (15 weeks)
Tuition: $3, 780 per semester (fall/spring, 15 weeks)
Room and board: $3, 790 per semester, double occupancy (fall/spring, 15-meal plan).
Summer American Studies program: $2, 400 (tuition, room & board)
Insurance: $1, 000 per academic year (waived with proof of insurance)
Books: $100-150 per semester
Application fee: $40
Special Courses & Features
- Conversation Partner Program
for on-campus housing only
North Park University
3225 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625