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.
- Academic Focus
- English for Academic
- English for Law (VU)
- English for Business (VU)
- Academically qualified, serious students
Experienced, full-time faculty with MA or PhD degrees in ESL, Linguistics or related
- Small classes (average: 8 students; maximum: 12)
university courses for qualified students
- Student-centered, communicative
- Computer-based learning materials
- TOEFL waiver for
qualified students at selected universities
Access to university facilities & activities as well as use of university
computers and internet
- Assistance with conditional admission for qualified
- Assistance with housing and host families
- Academic advising
and university placement assistance
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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