Marshall university

Academic English

Study English and take classes at a leading American university

Through development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing; TOEFL preparation; and academic study skills, the program enables students to progress to academic degree programs.

  • Program Information
  • Entry requirements
  • Dates and prices
  • Progression
  • How to Apply

Is Academic English right for me?

The Academic English program at INTO Marshall University prepares international students for university study in the US. The academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at Marshall through development of:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Standardized test preparation
  • Academic study skills

Program highlights include:

  • Intensive English to prepare for university study
  • Academic advising throughout the program
  • Small classes generally do not exceed 18 students
  • Highly trained and experienced instructors
  • Participation in the Conversation Partners Program
  • Integrated access to all University facilities and events

What will I study?

  • 6 levels of instruction
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 combine both General English and Academic English students
  • 20 hours per week of course work covering the core skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar
  • Choice of electives: 
    • American culture
    • Dialect coaching
    • Study Skills
    • Directed Self-Study
    • Service Learning
    • English for the Workplace