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University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

English Language Academy
Eau Claire, Wisconsin USA

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School Introduction

The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire is located in the north central part of the United States in the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and is often described as Wisconsin's most beautiful campus. UWEC is a nationally ranked public university with a student population of 10, 000. It features strong degree programs, tuition scholarships and affordable ESL programming.

Programs in Management Information Systems, Computer Science and Business Administration have been recently expanded to allow more students to enroll in these competitive fields. UW-Eau Claire is the Chippewa Valley's cultrual and entertainment center with one of the largest undergraduate music programs in the University of Wisconsin - System.

A comprehenseive, weeklong orientation program is provided to all international students prior to the fall and spring semsters at UW-Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire also offers international students the opportunity to take part in a Host Family/Friend Program.

ESL Program Introduction

The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire welcomes a variety of learners to the English Lanauge Academy (ELA), which provides dynamic English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to individuals whose first language is not English.

Upon completion of the ELA program learners should be ready to pursue academic study at a university or college or begin professional work in the United States. ELA faculty members are qualifed and experienced ESL instructors, who take a personal interest in their students' in and out of the classroom, spending more than 20 hours each week with the program participants. ELA classes average less than 20 learners, so you will receive the personal attention you need for maximum progress in learning English.

You will use the language, not just study about the language. Language skills are interwoven, so that listening, speaking, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation are part of every course. You will engage in many applied activities, including off-campus excursions to observe and study various aspects of the United States and regional culture. As a learner at UW-Eau Claire, you will have the opportunity to make many new friends by participating in a wide variety of student organizations and activities as well as university plays and concerts.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Summer I: June 3, 2006 - July 2, 2006 (4 weeks)
Summer II: July 8, 2006 -August 6, 2006 (4 weeks)
Fall: September - December 2004 (16 weeks)
Spring: January - May 2005 (16 weeks)

Tuition: $6, 545.00 (16 weeks), $2, 900 (4 weeks)
Application Fee: None
The above costs inlude tuition, fees, housing meals, health insurance, most books, instructional materials and local class excursions.
Not Included: airfare, immigration related costs and personal expenses.

Special Courses & Features

Housing/Accommodation Info

Semester students are able to stay with a host family/friend for the first weekend they are in Eau Claire and before they are able to move into their campus housing.

Contact Info

English Language Academy
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Center for International Education
UW-Eau Claire
Schofield Hall 111
PO Box 4004
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

Tel
715-836-4411
Fax
715-836-4948
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