Oregon State University

General English

The English language skills you need for success

Designed for students of all levels of English who want to develop communication skills and learn about American culture.

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  • Program information
  • Entry requirements
  • Dates and prices
  • Progression
  • How to apply

Is General English right for me?

The General English program consists of 5-week sessions designed for students of all levels of English who want to develop communication skills in many social and professional situations while learning about American culture.

Program highlights include:

  • English instruction for personal or employment motives
  • Flexible entry dates
  • Flexible duration of study
  • Access to all OSU campus facilities and events
  • Academic advising throughout the program
  • Small classes of 18-20 students
  • Use of a fully-equipped Learning Center with state-of-the art technology

What will I study?

The aim of the program is to provide high quality English instruction, helping you develop all aspects of your English ability. As a part of the program, you will develop skills and confidence in:

  • grammar
  • vocabulary
  • pronunciation
  • social English
  • listening
  • speaking
  • reading
  • writing
  • American culture
  • discussion
  • presentation skills

Program structure

  • 6 levels of instruction
  • Foundation preparation through level 2 combines both General English and Academic English students
  • All levels: One Listening/Speaking/Vocabulary course
  • All levels: One Reading/Writing course
  • Choice of one or two elective courses, depending on your level
  • 21 (Standard) or 27 (Intensive) hours per week

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