Sep 28, 2023  

English as a Second Language

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Nethery Hall, Room 203

Asta LaBianca
Dianne Staples


The Intensive English program at Andrews University seeks to provide students with an opportunity to develop the skills needed to:

  • Meet life’s needs in aural/oral and written communication
  • Communicate within the language formalities of an academic institution
  • Prepare for college/university entrance


  • We offer a rigorous academic program to help students prepare to apply to college/university
  • We enhance English skills through a variety of academic, cultural, and professional experiences
  • We mentor graduate students who teach English language learners
  • We establish tutorials and conversation partners to encourage interaction with native English speakers
  • We maintain small class sizes for optimal learning


  • Participants matriculate into undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Professionals achieve language proficiency
  • Participants function within the various language formalities


English for Academic Purposes (credit)

  • English Language Proficiency
  • College/university Preparation
    • Research Seminar: Writing
    • Research Seminar: Reading
    • Pronunciation             

English Language Training (non-credit)

Non-Credit ESL Courses
  • Individuals may register for non-credit undergraduate (ENSL 130) or graduate (ENSL 530) courses
  • Tuition for the semester is $4,320 for 12-16 non-credit hours or $360 per non-credit hour for up to 12 hours
  • Fees do not include textbooks, health insurance, or airfare to and from Andrews University
  • Transportation is provided to and from the South Bend Regional Airport, upon request
  • Health insurance is required for enrollment at Andrews University and is available from the university.  Participants in the program must either show proof of insurance or purchase insurance through Andrews University.
  • Housing and cafeteria meal plans are available for additional cost
Action America Summer Intensive

One four-week intensive is offered in June/July of each year.  Customized sessions can be arranged for groups of twelve or more.  Additional information regarding Action America can be obtained by contacting the Center for Intensive English Programs (CIEP) at

  • English language classes
  • Cultural immersion
  • Professional experiences
  • Educational excursions

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