INTERLINK helps students succeed in academic, professional and personal realms
by providing intensive English, academic preparation and cross-cultural training.
Guided by the values of quality and fairness, we promote a higher order thinking,
enhanced ways of learning English, and caring and respectful attitudes, all of
contribute to individuals' academic success and personal betterment. more
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The INTERLINK language programs are designed to offer the following:
- Intensive English language training for university-bound students as well
as those who need to improve their English for personal and professional reasons
in a student-centered, nurturing environment.
- Cultural orientation to:
help students pass through the various stages of adjustment and emotional growth
in their new environment;
- encourage awareness, understanding, and acceptance
of the values and customs of people from different cultures and countries;
mutual understanding and positive relationships on campus and in the community.
Academic preparation to assist students with skills and strategies necessary for
success in an American university.
- Opportunities for students to develop
critical and analytical thinking skills and become independent learners.
Instruction in English for Business, English for Law, and English for Specific
Purposes(ESP) as needed.
- Integrated formal and experiential learning.
A student-centered curriculum emphasizing content-based learning
- A holistic,
pedagogically sound, approach to instruction in English for academic purposes
in supportive nurturing environments.
Committed to providing the highest quality in curriculum offerings
and the best possible services, INTERLINK supports and complies with the standards
for intensive English programs established by NAFSA: Association of International
Educators; American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP); and the
Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). All
U.S. INTERLINK Language Centers are accredited by the Commission on English Language
Accreditation (CEA) www.cea-accredit.org, recognized by the U.S. Secretary of
Education as a national accrediting agency for U.S. English language programs
Language Centers (ILC) was founded in 1979 in Princeton, New Jersey. Originally
incorporated under the name of INTERLINK Associates (ILA), the organization provided
academic placement of international students, and cross-cultural training and
orientation for mid-level professionals moving for the first time to another culture.
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From its inception, INTERLINK’s goals have been broader and deeper than
those of typical English language programs. Fostering cultural awareness,
personal growth and academic readiness has been as important to INTERLINK
as improving students’ linguistic skills. This curriculum views learning
not as the accumulation of data but as a dynamic process of personal
growth. more . . .
INTERLINK directors and teachers help students open wide the beckoning
windows and doors of Possibility. English language acquisition is the
lever. Cross-cultural learning is the view beyond. At INTERLINK, we invite
and prepare the student to begin a life-long pilgrimage of learning.
It must begin well. Linguistic competency and academic skills provide
important preparation. But beyond these, INTERLINK's Mission Statement
calls on us to help our students learn to "bridge
those precious differences that give us roots and rudders in an ever
shrinking and restless world." more . . .