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Summer Study

RIT English Language Center Summer Programs
Summer is great time to focus on your English language skills. if you are starting an RIT degree in the fall, summer English classes help you get familiar with RIT and you will be prepared and confident for your new academic challenges in the fall. Or if you are planning on an academic degree at another English-speaking university, the RIT ELC; program is also a great way to get ready.
For summer 2021, all RIT English Language Center courses will be online. Summer courses are offered at intermediate and advanced levels. Beginner English classes will resume in Fall 2021 (August - December).
The courses are: 
  • June 1 - June 28, 2021:  Language Analysis:   Learn the grammar of academic English and practice grammar and flow with increasing complexity and accuracy.
  • June 21 - July 19, 2021:  Writing and Reading:  Read to understand how academic texts are organized and write meaningfully and clearly.
  • July 8 - August 4, 2021:  Speaking and Listening:  Building your ability and confidence to discuss and present ideas clearly and fluently on a variety of topics.
In all courses, you can expect:
  • an intensive learning pace with lots of assignments and feedback from the instructor.  Count on working 20+ hours per week on your classwork and assignments!
  • content on academic forms of communication to build professional skills - so you know what kind of language professors expect.
  • interactive  assignments where students interact with each other - so you learn by doing, since language is an interactive skill.
  • content with themes about RIT majors in science, technology, arts and business
  • content that introduces you to the "local" environment of RIT and Rochester, NY
More about the programs: See the Dates and Costs page for financial information. 
If you are an accepted RIT student, you simply need to contact RITELC@RIT.EDU to enroll! 
Note that you must have a functioning computer with sound and camera capabilities, and you must have access to the Interet in order to participate in the program.
Students outside of RIT who are preparing for a university degree must complete a formal application to the program.  Students must meet general ELC application criteria and must also meet a minimum TOEFL/IELTS requirement for the University English program.  Please visit our application page, or contact us at RITELC@RIT.EDU for questions about how to apply.

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