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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. Summer courses are offered at intermediate and advanced levels. Beginner English classes will resume in the fall semester  (August - December).
SUMMER SESSION 1:  June 1 - June 28, 2022 (4 weeks, in person):    English skills workshop (ELCA 60) and Interactions (ELCA 50).    Each course meets 10 hours per week and costs $1092.  Together the two courses make a 20 hr/week program for $2184.   
  • In ELCA 60 "Workshop," students receive daily feedback on accuracy and fluency in a fast-paced course with changing topics. 
  • In ELCA 50 "Interactions," students practice conversation in and outside of the classroom with RIT to gain confidence and cultural knowledge.
SUMMER SESSION 1: June 1 - June 28, 2022 (4 weeks, online):   ELCA 24 Academic Language Analysis is offered online.  This intensive course is ideal for new RIT-admitted undergraduate and graduate students who want to focus on advanced grammar for academic purposes.  Courses meet synchronously 3 times per week.  Students should be prepared to spend at least 10 hours per week to complete the work of this course.  The course fee is $2184.
SUMMER SESSION 2 English for Academic purposes, June 29 - August 3, 2022 (5 weeks, in person):   Summer session 2 is intensive academic preparation and practice with two key courses to meet RIT admission standards, Academic Writing and Reading, and Academic Speaking and Listening.  The program of two courses meets 30 hours per week, and the program fee is $4368.
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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