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Overview of PALS Academic Program

The PALS Intensive English Program provides full-time and part-time English language and cultural instruction at four Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) proficiency levels (ranging from basic user B1 to proficient user C1).

The courses are designed to prepare students that want to enter U.S. colleges, graduate school or overseas professional positions that require extensive use of English.

The intensive program also serves English as a foreign language teachers and provides professional development opportunities to enhance their language instruction through short term study. PALS has successfully hosted professional development programs for middle, high school and university instructors from Japan, China and Brazil.

Instruction at PALS is divided into academic semesters and special summer sessions. Students can enroll and start their PALS experience in any semester. Students must be at least 17 years of age and should have proof of having completed high school.

Our regular academic semesters are 14 weeks long and start in September and January.

Special summer semester is divided into two sessions. Summer (I) session is 5 weeks long while the Summer (II) session is 6 weeks long.

(Updated 3/21/2016)