Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

English Preparation for Graduate Studies

Students give each other peer feedback to improve their writing.

This seven-week summer intensive program provides advanced language enhancement courses in English for Academic Purposes customized for students who have been admitted to a Master's degree program.

This unique, intensive program has two main goals: to give students the language skills and strategies necessary to succeed in an American graduate degree program and to acclimate participants to graduate student life.

Courses offer extensive practice in:

  • Academic Research & Writing
  • Public Speaking for Academic Purposes
  • Reading Strategies & Vocabulary Development
  • Active Listening Strategies
  • Graduate Life Skills

All course work is conducted strictly in English at an advanced level and is based upon authentic materials extracted from newspapers, journals, magazines, broadcasted speeches, films and videos, or provided by guest speakers. Topics are selected for their relevance to American university life and academic study. For detailed course information, check out the weekly schedule and course descriptions.

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