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Valparaiso University

Interlink Language Center
Valparaiso, Indiana USA

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School Introduction

Ranked #1 regional university in the midwest (US News & World Report). Valparaiso is a small town and a secure community of 26, 000. The downtown offers a shop-lined mainstreet. From its convenient location, Valparaiso residents can enjoy the cultural and intellectual life of nearby Chicago (approximately 50 miles), and sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

ESL Program Introduction

Most Interlink faculty have at least a Master's degree in Linguistics or in Teaching of English as a Second Language. The Interlink curriculum focuses on student needs and accommodates different learning styles, utilizing a communicative, experiential, whole-language approach. Courses are offered at 5 different levels of proficiency in 9-week sessions. Core courses focus on specific language skills and academic preparation; modules provide opportunities to study areas of interest or need, such as cultural orientation, computer use, current events, public speaking, and TOEFL test-taking strategies. Students completing the 5th Interlink level will generally have the linguistic, academic and social skills necessary for success at an American University.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Summer I: June 3 - Aug 2 (9 weeks)
Summer II: July 1 - Aug 2 (5 weeks)
Fall I: Aug 21 - Oct 17 (9 weeks)
Fall II: Oct 21 - Dec 19 (9 weeks)

Tuition: $2080 (9 weeks), $1160 (5 weeks)
Application Fee: $100
Housing (Room & Board):
$1280 (9 weeks), $825 (5 weeks)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

Interlink Language Center
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University, Heidbrink Hall, Room 103
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Tel
(219)464-5518
Fax
(219)464-6846
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