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The English Preparation for Graduate Studies program provides specific courses to prepare you for the American graduate school classroom. 

This seven-week intensive summer program provides advanced language courses in English for Academic Purposes customized for students who will be attending a master’s degree program.

Next session: June 24 - August 9, 2019

Application opens: January 3, 2020. Learn how to apply.

Questions? Fill out this form and we'll get back to you quickly!


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

Courses offer extensive practice in the following areas:

  • Academic research and writing

  • Public speaking for academic purposes

  • Reading strategies and vocabulary development

  • Active listening strategies

  • Graduate life skills

Program Dates

Summer 2019

June 24–August 9

Application Deadline: May 1

Tuition and Fees

International students must provide evidence of sufficient funds for immigration purposes. The estimated costs below are based on full time enrollment and are subject to change.

Tuition and Fees $4,500
Health Insurance $742
Housing and Food $3,000
Personal Living Expenses $350
Transportation and other expenses $330
Total estimated cost $8,922


Intensive ESL Tuition and Refund Policy



Please apply online

Incoming Middlebury Institute students should not submit an application but should contact us for more information.