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George Mason University

English Language Institute
Fairfax, Virginia USA



School Introduction

George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia is a dynamic learning institution emphasizing high technology, public policy, and the fine and performing arts. The University includes more than 700 renowned scholars and teachers, including a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim Foundation award winners, and widely published experts from a broad range of studies. Academically, there are more than 100 undergraduate, masterís and doctoral programs available to some 24, 000 students, including more than 900 international students from more than 100 countries. The university is situated on 677 beautifully wooded acres in Northern Virginia just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C. An easy-to-use transportation system provides quick access to local historic sites as well as museums, galleries, shops and popular attractions. Exhibits, films, lectures, athletic competitions and special events are available throughout the year.

ESL Program Introduction

The ELI provides five levels of quality instruction, starting from high beginner (for those that have studied English for at least one to two years in a high school or college) to high advanced. You'll be given a comprehensive placement test so that you'll learn the most in a class that's right for you. You'll work with instructors who are experienced professionals in the Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL). All have Master's degrees, extensive teaching credentials, and a wide variety of interests they bring to your classroom. You're sure to benefit from their dedication to teaching. Your learning experience, your adjustment to a new culture, and your well-being are important to them. Your classes will be small- no more than 15 students in a class whenever possible. Your classmates will come from many interesting countries. Together you'll share learning adventures as you make new discoveries about language, learning, culture...and yourself.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Spring: January, 15, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (15 weeks)
Summer: May 27, 2004 - August 6, 2004 (10 weeks)
Fall: late August 2004 - early December 2004 (15 weeks)

Spring 2004
Tuition: $4, 750 (for full-time study)
Application Fee: $75
Health Insurance: $566 (for January 17 2004 though August 18, 2004)

Summer 2004
Tuition: $3, 500 (for full-time study)
Application Fee: $75
Health Insurance: $238 (for May 17, 2004 through August 18, 2004)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

English Language Institute
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS 4C4
Fairfax, VA 22030