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University of Oregon - American English Institute


Description

English for Academic Purposes, English for Special Purposes, Conversational English; 7 levels from true beginner to advanced; different placements for reading/writing skills and listening/speaking skills; core curriculum 18 hours per week; additional electives (e.g. Pronunciation,TOEFL Preparation, Business English, and American Culture) to 24 hours per week.

Location

The Pacific Ocean--with miles of unspoiled public beaches, rocky cliffs, tidepools, sand dunes, sea lions, and migrating whales--is about an hour's drive west. The Cascade Mountain Range--with ancient forests and wild rivers, elk and eagles, and hiking and ski trails--is about the same distance east. Portland, Oregon's largest city, is about 110 miles north, and the Eugene Airport provides direct service to Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Los Angeles, and Reno. (UO Catalog)

Teaching Qualifications

Faculty are University of Oregon faculty members with masters or doctorate degree in TESOL, Linguistics, English, or another closely related field. They are all either native speakers of English or have native speaker proficiency and are experienced in teaching English as a Second Language.

Course Information

General English: Yes

English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes

English for Business: No

Other Programs:

TOEFL Preparation Customized contract programs for EFL Teacher Training, Pre-academic preparation, language and culture, distance education (e-learning), credit English language classes

Private Classes: No

Customised Groups: Yes

Maximum Class Size: 20

Average Class Size: 14

Levels:

Beginner Levels: 4

Intermediate Levels: 2

Advanced Levels: 2

Includes courses for true beginners

Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 18

Maximum Hours Per Week: 24

Part Time Available: Yes

Session Length:

10 weeks; September, January, March, June

Student Origins and Enrollments

Student Origins:

Africa: 3%

Asia: 70%

Europe: 1%

Latin America: 9%

Middle East: 17%

Average Enrollments:

February: 400

July: 300

October: 400

Facilities

All classes on campus; multimedia language and computer lab; university residence hall housing available; home stay available; access to university library, student recreation facilities, student health center, International Resource Center.

Fees

Fees based on a session length of 10 weeks.

Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.

Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.

Application Fee: $110.00

Tuition Fees: $2,995.00 to $2,995.00

Book Fee: $150.00

Health Insurance Fee: $400.00

Other Required Fee: $480.00

Optional Fees:

Homestay application (nonrefundable fee) $150. University housing application (nonrefundable fee) $35

Notes on Fees:

Student health insurance required. Required university fees provide University of Oregon student ID card, access to university services including library, student recreation center, student health center, international resource center, and free city bus pass.

Accommodations

Dormitory: $1365-4368

Homestay: $1650

Apartment: $1875-2250

AEI arranges homestays (private room and two meals a day) with American host families. Dormitory costs include 16 meals/week. Students are responsible for arranging their own university residence hall reservation or finding their own apartment.

Student Services

AEI students have the same privileges and access to all campus services as UO students. AEI has orientation activities, including campus and city tours and a variety of cultural and recreational activities, e.g. trips to the coast, Portland, around Oregon, skiing, horseback riding, etc.

Educational Service Opportunities

AEI academic advisor for personal and academic counseling; UO admissions counselors; advanced students may take a limited number of regular university courses under the supervision of the academic advisor; 2 hrs/wk tutoring with trained tutors included in tuition. Conditional admission through UO Admissions. Direct entry to the University of Oregon upon satisfactory completion of AEI Level 6 + Academic Advisor's letter of recommendation.

Transportation

Free airport pickup provided on first arrival. City bus transportation is free to all university students with University of Oregon IDs. Bicycles are popular and easily available, new and used. Eugene has many bike lanes and special bike routes.

Affiliations

University of Oregon

Application Information

Applicants should send: 1) completed application form, 2) $110 non-refundable application fee, 3) bank statement showing amount available for period of study, or evidence of scholarship, and 4) original or certified copies of transcripts or diploma

To see the Calendar of dates, follow this link:

http://aei.uoregon.edu/IEP/calendar.html

School Information

107 Pacific Hall 5212 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403
P: 1-541-346-8785
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

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