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Saint Michael's College

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Colchester, Vermont]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of the oldest ESL programs in the United States. More than 20,000 students from 70 countries have completed our language programs
  • Offering Intensive English, Academic English, and Pathway Programs
  • Academic courses for university credit are available in any subject for high intermediate English speakers

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  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • For students who wish to improve their English skills in a university setting, many students come for short-term language training as individuals or in groups. Others intend to study at the undergraduate or graduate level when their English improves. Upon arrival, the English proficiency of each student is assessed in order to provide appropriate instruction. High Intermediate speakers may take academic courses and earn academic credit. Founded in 1954, we offer one of the oldest English language programs in the United States. Over 20,000 students have studied English at Saint Michael’s College from over 70 countries. Our faculty members are highly-qualified professionals and warm individuals who are committed to providing their students with an exceptional English language education. We are located in the beautiful "Green Mountain" state of Vermont, just three hours from the great cities of Boston and Montreal.

      Saint Michael’s College is a proud member of UCIEP, a U.S. consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs known for its high professional standards and quality English language instruction. Our Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English-language Accreditation (CEA).
    • DATA
    • Type : Private University
      Establishment : 1954
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP / CEA
      Enrollment : 40 - 125
      Average Class Size : 6 - 15
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Internet Access : On-Campus
      Tuition : High
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Plane
    • A Message from School
    • Hello from Vermont!
      Welcome to the English Language Programs (ELP) and Saint Michael's College. I invite you to learn more about our program through our profile on ApplyESL.com. We offer our students a well-rounded, academically challenging learning experience to help them achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. Founded in 1954, we offer the oldest English language program in New England and one of the oldest in the United States. Our faculty members are highly-qualified professionals and warm individuals who are committed to providing their students with an exceptional English language education. We are located in the scenic "Green Mountain" state of Vermont, and minutes from downtown Burlington, the city considered to be the state's cultural and performing arts center. Enjoy world-class skiing, hiking and mountain biking right outside your own back door. We would love to have you join us!
      Daniel W. Evans
      Director, English Language Programs
      Saint Michael's College
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • Saint Michael's College
      Applied Linguistics Department
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      One Winooski Park
      Colchester, Vermont  05439  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (802) 654-2357
      FAX: +1 (802) 654-2595
      E-mail: ApplyELP@smcvt.edu
      Website: http://www.smcvt.edu/learnenglish
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Students from more than 44 different countries around the world have come to the Intensive English Program to study English. Recently, students have come to the IEP from Asia (52%), South America (22%), Europe (7%), Africa (6%), the South Pacific Rim (5%), the Middle East (5%), and North America (3%).
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • All Intensive English Program instructors hold either master's or doctoral degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages or Linguistics and are committed to teaching English to speakers of other languages. In addition to their extensive university teaching experience, many have personal as well as professional knowledge of other languages and cultures through experiences overseas.
    • Housing
    • ESL students experience Saint Michael’s College as full-fledged university students with access to all university facilities, including the library, technology, and fitness areas. They are welcomed in all university clubs and activities that are available to undergraduate students, and are housed on campus among international and US-American students.

      Accommodations are typically in one of St. Mike’s premium residences—Cashman Hall—which houses our “GEAR” Program (Global Experience Academic Residential). GEAR is home to about 60 American and 60 international students, living in single rooms within suites of 4 or 8 students. US-American students must apply for the privilege of living in GEAR and demonstrate they are committed to connecting with international students. In most years about twice as many US American students apply for GEAR as are accepted.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Saint Michael's campus is located minutes from downtown Burlington, a picturesque college town recognized as the performing arts and cultural center of Vermont. As the state's largest city and home to three other colleges, Burlington provides students and residents a vibrant, culturally rich living and learning environment. Recently ranked as the 2nd happiest place to live in the United States by Self magazine, Burlington possesses a natural beauty that attracts visitors nationwide, providing views of the majestic Green Mountains to the east and, just beyond the shores of Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains to the west. Burlington is located within 45 minutes from some of the East Coast's best downhill skiing, including the nationally-recognized ski resorts of Stowe and Smuggler's Notch. Outdoor enthusiasts have ample opportunity to explore New England's beauty right outside their backdoor with world-class mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and camping available year-round. Burlington is a 2-hour drive from Montreal, Canada, a four-hour drive from Boston, and a 6-hour drive from New York City.
    • About the College/University
    • Saint Michael’s College is a four-year private, residential, liberal arts university, located in Vermont, USA. It’s an academically competitive institution that values social justice. Total of 1,900 undergraduates choose from 36 majors, with additional opportunities for student research, internships, an honors program and study abroad. More than 150 international undergraduate students are on the campus. Saint Michael’s College is located in the great college town of Burlington, Vermont. It is also near excellent skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, biking, and sailing, and 2-3 hours from Boston and Montreal. St. Mike’s promises quick admission decisions and credit with merit scholarships for undergraduate students.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Students in the Intensive English Program who successfully complete at least 16 weeks of study may qualify for 3 to 6 academic credits toward a Saint Michael's undergraduate degree. Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students who complete the ESL program and have the required TOEFL score (iBT: 78). (Undergraduate programs and some graduate programs)

  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Program offers 4, 6, 8, 12 and 16-week sessions throughout the year. Students enrolled in the Program receive 25 hours of in-class instruction per week and use the computer and language laboratories for classroom and homework assignments as well as personal study.

      The Program offers 5 levels of English classes, from beginning to advanced. Upon students' arrival at the Intensive English Program, they are required to take an English proficiency test to help determine the level best-suited to their ability. At the end of each session, students who have completed all course requirements are awarded a certificate of completion. Additionally, IEP students take the TOEFL on the last day of each session.

      Students in all levels of instruction develop their oral skills, listening comprehension, as well as their vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar proficiency in order to succeed in an American university, in a professional setting or to comfortably function in American daily life. Students complement their in-class instruction by making use of the language and computer laboratories to refine their newly-acquired English language skills. Elective courses are also available to students and include topics such as TOEFL preparation, Conversation, American Culture, Academic Skills, Vocabulary and Idioms, and Introduction to Computers. There are opportunities for experiential learning through field trips as well as out-of-class assignments that encourage social interaction with native English speakers. In the past, IEP field trips included visiting the Shelburne Museum, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, and the Stowe Ski Resort.

      Small, interactive classes are emphasized to ensure full student participation. Class sizes range from 6 to 15 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 5 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4-16 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory or On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2017
      16 WEEKS:
      10/23 - 12/15


      2018
      4 WEEKS:
      7/9 - 8/3


      6 WEEKS:
      6/25 - 8/3


      8 WEEKS:
      1/15 - 3/93/19 - 5/115/14 - 7/6
      12 WEEKS:
      5/14 - 8/3


      16 WEEKS:
      1/16 - 5/11


    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US $50
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      4 WEEKS US $2,100
      6 WEEKS US $3,150
      8 WEEKS US $4,080
      12 WEEKS US $6,120
      16 WEEKS US $8,160
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      4 WEEKS US $1,500
      6 WEEKS US $2,250
      8 WEEKS US $3,000
      12 WEEKS US $4,500
      16 WEEKS US $6,000
      Airport Pickup Service
      Free of Charge
      Health insurance
      Included with Tuition.
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing Fee includes meals, linen service, airport transfer, access to all facilities, clubs and activities on campus.
      Health insurance is included at no additional cost.
    • Academic English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Academic English Program (AEP) is the key component of the Pathway Program at Saint Michael’s College. It can also serve as a stand-alone program for students wishing to improve their English. For over 40 years, the AEP has provided students with the skills needed to succeed at university or wherever near native fluency is required.

      AEP students take both academic English and academic-content courses, and receive university credit in each of the levels they complete. Upon completion of all three levels, students have enough credits to be considered second-year university students, or “sophomores.”

      Students may enter the program at any level and may skip levels depending on their progress. Students who score below the minimum score on their language test will start in the Intensive English Program and transfer to the AEP when they are ready. Each level may be completed in one semester. Sessions are available throughout the year, including most summers.

    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 3 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 16 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: Language proficiency equivalent to 52 iBT /5.0 IELTS for admission to the AEP
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory or On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2018
      16 WEEKS:
      1/15 - 5/91/16 - 5/108/28 - 12/14
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US $50
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      16 WEEKS US $13,215
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      16 WEEKS US $5,800-6,000
      Airport Pickup Service
      Free of Charge
      Health insurance
      Included with Tuition.
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing Fee includes meals, linen service, airport transfer, access to all facilities, clubs and activities on campus.
      Health insurance is included at no additional cost.
    • Pathway Program

    • About This Course
    • Students needing to improve their English may apply for conditional admittance and enter Saint Michael’s Pathway Program. Many will complete their degree in 4-years—which is the same amount of time it takes for native English speakers to complete their undergraduate degree.
      Pathway students take English as well as academic content courses depending on their language level. Those who have spent two semesters or longer in the pathway program and transfer to the degree program will enter the undergraduate program as second-year students, or sophomores.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 4 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 16 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory or On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2018
      16 WEEKS:
      1/13 - 5/98/21 - 12/14

    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US $50
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      16 WEEKS US $13,215
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      16 WEEKS US $6,000
      Airport Pickup Service
      Free of Charge
      Health insurance
      Included with Tuition
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and Fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing Fee includes meals, linen service, airport transfer, access to all facilities, clubs and activities on campus.
      Health insurance is included at no additional cost.
    • Non-Degree Program

    • About This Course
    • All English abilities are welcome, Students may spend one semester or one year at Saint Michael’s College. Depending on their English level, students may take English-language or undergraduate courses. Or both at the same time. Students enjoy full immersion in university life and have the same status as four-year degree students. Summer programs are available. Included in the course are conversation partners, extra-curricular activities, cultural activities, academic advising, and volunteer Opportunities.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 6 - 15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 4 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 16 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory or On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2018
      16 WEEKS:
      1/13 - 5/198/21 - 12/14

    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      US $50
      TUITION FEE (2017-2018)
      6 WEEKS US $8,160
      14 WEEKS US $2,326
      16 WEEKS US $13,215
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      N/A
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      16 WEEKS US $6,000
      Airport Pickup Service
      Free of Charge
      Health insurance
      Included with Tuition
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Housing Fee includes meals, linen service, airport transfer, access to all facilities, clubs and activities on campus.
      Health insurance is included at no additional cost.
  • Location
    • United States Colchester, Vermont
    • Location
      Saint Michael's College
      Applied Linguistics Department
      Intensive English Program (IEP)

      One Winooski Park Colchester, Vermont  05439  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Burlington International Airport:
      School provides free airport pick-up service that brings students directly to campus. It takes approximately 10 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport for approximately US$15.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 5.0
      School Environment: 4.0
      Helpfulness of Staff: 5.0
      Activities and Social Life: 4.0
      Accommodation: 4.0

      4.4

    • There are 1 reviews for this school
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      Shih-Han Wang
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 26, Female ]  2009/3/6
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