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Our Programs

Overview: Access UCF combines intensive English studies with undergraduate courses, providing access for students planning to pursue a degree at UCF. Our program offers students the unique opportunity to join UCF undergraduate classes while fulfilling English proficiency requirements.

Key Features: Up to 12 credit hours of transferable UCF undergraduate courses, intensive English classes designed to improve proficiency, instruction by full time faculty members.

Schedule: Varies depending on undergraduate courses taken

Admission Criteria: High school completion (evaluated GPA of 2.5+). To be admitted into UCF, students will need a minimum test score of SAT 460 math 460 reading or ACT 19, however no minimum test score is required if evaluated high school GPA is 3.0+.

Overview: The five-level Intensive English Program includes 24-25 hours per week of instruction in all areas of the English language including IELTS and TOEFL test preparation courses. Our program is built to help students achieve English proficiency for academic, personal, and professional development.  Students from all over the world join the Intensive English Program on their path to a successful future.

Key Features: IELTS and TOEFL preparation courses, small class sizes, unique cultural programs and activities, and collaborative technology labs

Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 9am – 3pm, Fridays 9am – 12pm

Admission Criteria: High school completion (no minimum GPA required), must be 16 years of age

LEVELS

COURSES*

Foundations 0 Integrated Skills
Beginning 1 Grammar Reading Writing Listening Speaking
Intermediate 2 Grammar Reading Writing Listening Speaking
High – Intermediate 3 Grammar Reading Writing TOEFL Comm. Skills
Advanced 4 Grammar Reading Writing TOEFL Comm. Skills

*Note: Click links for a detailed look at our program student learning objectives.

 

Overview: Short-term programs are designed to expose students to the maximum amount of English instruction in the shortest period of time (4 weeks). Developed for student groups and tourists, short-term programs emphasize English conversation skills and practical English understanding for real life scenarios.

Key Features: Flexible start dates, exciting classroom discussions, diverse student groups

Schedule: Monday – Friday 8am – 12pm

Admission Criteria: Must be 16 years of age

Overview: The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) test is required for all incoming graduate students at the University of Central Florida.  This program assists international graduate students whose native language is not English in preparation for the GRE test.

Key Features: Math and English components covered

Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00pm

Admission Criteria: n/a

Overview: Oral Communication for Internationals (OCI) is a 10-week remediation course to assist international graduate students with improving their skills in English language communication.  OCI is led by faculty members at the English Language Institute.

Key Features: Strengthen your oral communication skills

Schedule: Twice a week for 90 minutes

Admission Criteria: n/a

Goals & Objectives

  1. Prepare students for graduate or undergraduate studies by offering a program of courses and activities that allows students to systematically progress in order to attain a competency in the English language necessary for performing at the university level.
  2. Offer enough electives to allow professional, non-academically-bound students to create a curriculum of English language instruction in order to enhance their professional development.
  3. Provide students, as a transition to a university, the means to participate in the culture of the United States by offering opportunities to experience the community through field trips and other activities.
  4. Serve as a liaison to promote better multicultural awareness and appreciation between the international students and the community.
  5. Ensure the quality of instruction that is provided through effective hiring and training procedures of the teaching staff and ongoing staff developments.
  6. Furnish a forum for practicums necessary for students in the TESOL Master’s program.
  7. Strive to maintain a balance of students from diverse cultures through active recruitment.
  8. Provide support services to assist students in their academic pursuit as well as social and personal adjustments.