General English (GE)– 18 hours per week
This program is designed to provide the non-native student with the necessary language skills and basic information needed to succeed in becoming a self-supporting member of the global society. The General English program teaches English for everyday living and to function successfully in personal, professional and academic environments.
Graduates of this program acquire sufficient English to pursue education in an American post-secondary, degree granting, institution.
The certificate program is 1260 clock hours in total length. The number of hours is dictated by the necessity of providing students with the full range of language skills and information needed to succeed in overcoming cultural and linguistic challenges.
The program is divided into seven separate courses. Each course is ten weeks long (180 hours).
Each course meets for a total of 18 hours per week.
To be admitted, applicants are required to take a placement test to demonstrate their English proficiency.
The program includes the following courses:
Course specific information can be found in our Course Catalog.
Students are placed into the course appropriate for their level of proficiency through our comprehensive placement test upon application. There is no pre-requisite for the Low Beginner course.
Check the academic calander to see when these courses will be available.
You can take the practice test to see where you might fit in and apply.