Academic English

The Academic English program at INTO New York at Drew 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 Drew University through development of:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Academic study skills

Program highlights include:

  • Intensive English to prepare for university study
  • Academic advising throughout the program
  • Small classes of 17 students
  • Highly-trained and experienced instructors
  • Participation in the Conversation Partners Program

What will I study?

  • 6 levels of instruction
  • Average 20 hours per week for Fall and Spring; average 23 hours per week for Summer
  • Coursework covering the core skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and grammar

Academic English

How do I qualify?

Entry Requirement: High School Diploma
English Language Requirement: None - Students will be assessed and placed upon arrival
Age Requirement: 17 years old

Academic English

When can I start? 

2017-18 Dates and prices

Start date Price
January 10, 2018
$7,210 per semester
May 16, 2018 $7,210 per semester

2018-19 Dates and prices

Start date Price
August 19, 2018 $6,180 per semester
January 9, 2019
$6,180 per semester
May 15, 2019 $6,180 per semester

Note: Students must arrive 1 day prior to the program start date.

Program duration

  • Fall and Spring semesters are each 16 weeks in length; Summer is 13 weeks
  • 3 terms per year
  • Minimum enrollment of one term



Academic English

Does this program lead to further study?

You may progress to a Pathway program or direct admission to a Drew University degree program after achieving the language level required and meeting all other requirements.

Progression requirements 

  • To 4-Semester Pathway: Completion of Academic English Level 4 with no grades below C
  • To direct undergraduate admission: Completion of Academic English Level 6 with no grades below C

How will the Academic English program prepare me for success?  

After finishing this intensive program successful students will be able to:

  • Interact comfortably in the US classroom with professors and fellow students
  • Understand US values in an academic setting
  • Present their spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English
  • Write research papers with proper use of citations and references
  • Use the internet and Drew library databases to conduct academic research
  • Read, understand and critically evaluate academic texts
  • Understand and use vocabulary common to academic disciplines
  • Take useful and accurate notes in academic lectures and presentations
  • Develop and deliver oral presentations
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