Our Academic English Program (AEP) has four different levels corresponding to the proficiency level. These levels are related to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and a description of proficiencies can be found in the table below.
The CEFR descriptions correspond to the students' proficiency as they finish each level. For more information on the CEFR categories, reference this page.
Academic English Program Levels
Low Intermediate: A student at this level can communicate on familiar topics and provide information with some success. Uses a limited range of vocabulary and structures.
Intermediate: A student at this level can express and support opinion and can handle a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks with moderate success.
High Intermediate: A student at this level can handle a variety of communicative tasks with success, although errors may be evident.
Low Advanced: A student at this level can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. Can communicate effectively in a variety of contexts and if miscommunication occurs, can repair them.
Prepare you to apply to graduate school
Develop your critical thinking skills
Increase your academic vocabulary
Improve your ability to find and evaluate sources
Help you understand and take notes on complex, fast-paced lectures
Prepare you to lead and participate in moderated discussions
Teach you how to write academic papers, including proper citation to avoid plagiarism
Train you to give academic presentations, use visual aids, and field questions