Advanced English Studies at GW (AES @ GW)

Summer 2017

AES Program Overview

The Applied English Study (AES) program is designed for academically qualified international graduate students with TOEFL scores ranging from 74-79, with no individual score below 16 or an overall IELTS fo 5.5, with no individual bandscore below 5.0.

    The program includes:

  • 8-credits:  two integrated skills courses (3 credits each) and two academic skills workshops (1 credit each).
  • Weekly “Casual Conversation @ GW” session and Friday workshop series to support socialization into a U.S. academic discourse community.
  • The program will cost $8260 for 8 credits.  Summer dates are July 5 - August 15, 2017.
  • Offered during the second summer session only; students who complete the program matriculate into graduate program in fall semester, including either EAP 6110 or EAP 6111.

AES Course Descriptions

EFL 0070 – Integrated Skills for Academic English:  Listening and Speaking II

(3 credits)

Develops academic listening and speaking skills for low-advanced level students who are interested in graduate study in an English-speaking academic context.  Learner outcomes include improved academic listening and presentation skills and general readiness to participate in academic communication activities required by graduate programs in the students’ disciplines.

EFL 0080 – Integrated Skills for Academic English:  Reading and Writing II

(3 credits)

Develops academic reading, writing, and research skills of low-advanced level students who are interested in graduate study in an English-speaking academic context.  Learner outcomes focus on mastery of reading comprehension skills for authentic academic materials, as well as on the students’ ability to engage in and successfully complete writing tasks typically required in a graduate-level classroom.

EFL 0010 – Academic Skills Workshop:   Pronunciation*

(1 credit)

Speech training for international students interested in enhancing speaking and communication in all settings.  Aspects of training are targeted to students' individual needs and may include pronunciation, vowel modification, word and

syllable stress, intonation, and flow that can enhance intelligibility, professionalism and overall communicative confidence.

EFL 0010 – Academic Skills Workshop:  Grammar for Academic Writing*

(1 credit)

Skills course to scaffolds international students' understanding and production of academic text, including grammar, sentence structure, and use of appropriate academic register.  Helps students develop fluency and confidence in writing strong and clear academic sentences and paragraphs.