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Academic English Studies
AES offers an academic program that prepares non-native speakers of English to successfully undertake a regular course of study in U.S. post-secondary academic settings. The curriculum is designed to assist students in the development of essential language skills, appropriate learning strategies, and cross-cultural awareness and sensitivities considered necessary for successful participation in U.S. educational communities. Twenty-four AES course credits may be applied to an undergraduate degree at Lewis & Clark.
Lewis and Clark is located on a safe, beautiful wooded campus about 5 miles south of Portland's city center. The Pacific Ocean to the west and the Cascade Mountains to the east are only a short distance away. Portland, Oregon, is an attractive city with outstanding restaurants, art galleries, parks, museums, and shopping areas. Portland has been named the safest city in the US by AOL Travel & Leisure.
All instructors have a Masters degree in Teaching English as a Second Language or a related field. They have extensive experience in teaching and advising international students.
General English: Yes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes
English for Business: No
Other Programs:TOEFL Preparation
Private Classes: No
Customised Groups: Yes
Maximum Class Size: 20
Average Class Size: 10
Beginner Levels: 0
Intermediate Levels: 2
Advanced Levels: 2
Advanced courses offer Lewis & Clark undergraduate credit.
Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 18
Maximum Hours Per Week: 22
Part Time Available: Yes
16 weeks in September & January. 12 weeks in May. 6 weeks beginning in June.
Student Origins and Enrollments
Latin America: 1%
Middle East: 42%
AES students have access to all campus facilities including classrooms, library, computer labs, health center, gym, weight room, music rooms and other campus locations.
Fees based on a session length of 16 weeks.
Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.
Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.
No charge for airport pickup, housing placement, university advising, etc.
Notes on Fees:
Health/accident insurance is mandatory. Students may bring proof of their own insurance for overseas travelers, or purchase the school's group policy.
Students may live in campus residence halls with American roommates. They may also choose to live off campus in a homestay or an apartment. On-campus apartments are for students who are at least 21 years old.
AES students have full access to all student services, including an international student office, conversation groups, speaker's bureau, college outdoors, student government, college newspaper, music programs, lectures, dances, concerts, sports, movies, and health clinic.
Educational Service Opportunities
Lewis and Clark offers a varied, year-round program of recreational, cultural, volunteer, and academic activities to the student body. AES students may take part in all these, as well as regularly scheduled field trips and an annual International Fair held in March.
Airport or hotel pickup available, free of charge, to entering students. Local buses also serve the campus. Free shuttle buses (September to May) provide service to downtown Portland and other shopping/entertainment areas.