The Summer Intensive ESL Institute is a short-duration program designed to increase the English proficiency of adult academic professionals, including:
- Professors and researchers
- English as a second Language (ESL) instruction
- Administrative staff needing to develop cross-cultural competency
Participants will improve use of spoken and written English. The course is also designed to improve communication strategies in a variety of formal and informal settings and to learn strategies for networking and researching in the global academic/professional environment. Also included are opportunities to visit the cultural, natural, and academic attractions of the Central New York/Finger Lakes Region.
Contact the Coordinator, Summer Intensive ESL Institute, TC3.
Pre-Program online homework (March through May, 2013)
English courses and professional development workshops at TC3 (June-July 2013):
- English academic writing and academic speaking classes
- English for professional purposes classes
- Program-related excursions
- Professional development workshops
Enrollment in some courses will be based on early receipt
of all application materials and Accuplacer test scores and the applicant’s professional discipline.
Agenda Program Dates
There are many events and activities that take place before arriving for the summer classes. Be sure to check the agenda and essential dates.
ESL classes are taught by experienced ESL instructors who specialize in academic and professional English. Every effort will be made to insure that the class section you’ll be enrolled in meets your needs and fits your level. You will not receive grades for your work but instructors will review your work and give feedback.
Spend 8 hours each week in class learning academic writing skills. Classes are organized by placement level to match each students ability.
Speaking and Conversation
Spend 8 hours each week in class learning academic speaking skills. Classes are organized by placement level to match each students ability.
Three separate programs based on professional objectives. Each meets 4 hours per week.
- For Teachers of English as a Second Language
- For University Administrators Seeking to Develop Cross-Cultural Competancy
- For University Researchers and Professors
Trips and Site Visits
Visits to local points of interest and of cultural, educational, and commercial value allow participants to further interact with members of the local community.
Included in the cost of the program is a day long trip to
Niagara Falls, three hours from TC3 and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!
Coordinator, Summer Intensive ESL Institute, TC3