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Intensive English Language Program

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Office of International Student Services

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7163

rreckart@​knox.edu

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International students are invited to participate in an Intensive English Language Program from August 17 to August 31, prior to International Student Orientation.

If your first language is not English, the program will be an excellent opportunity to improve your English language skills. The program will offer two weeks of course instruction to develop all English language skills, with particular emphasis on college-level writing and speaking. The course will be taught by a language specialist and writing tutors will assist students both inside and outside of class. Upon successful completion of the program, students can earn .5 credits.

In addition, the Intensive English Language Program will also provide opportunities to learn about Knox's academic and residential culture, make new friends, and explore Galesburg and surrounding communities before orientation begins. All enrolled students will take a trip to Chicago on the weekend of August 22-23.

There is a comprehensive program fee of $1500 that will be billed directly to your student account. The fee will cover language instruction, meals, accommodation, transportation to off-campus excursions, and social programming. 

Students will receive a final schedule upon arrival. Below is the tentative schedule:

August 16
Arrival and move-in to summer housing. Pick-up available from Quad City International Airport (MLI), Peoria International Airport (PIA), or Galesburg Amtrak Station.

August 17
Welcome and orientation.

August 18-21
English Language instruction.
Morning class: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon class: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Evening: Library instruction, study hall, and other activities.

August 22-23
Chicago excursion

August 24-28
English Language instruction.
Morning class: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon class: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.
Evening: Library instruction, study hall, and other activities.

August 29
Local excursion

August 31
English language instruction.
Morning class: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon class: 1:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m.

September 1
Check into International Student Orientation.

Registration

In order for this program to be successful and beneficial for students, there is a minimum enrollment that must be reached in order for this program to take place. Please indicate on your student portal or by email to the Office of International Student Services whether you would like to attend no later than Monday, June 15. The Office of International Student Services will contact students who register shortly after June 15 to let them know whether the program will take place. If you register for this program, please do not make travel arrangements until after receiving that e-mail. If the program is offered, students should plan to arrive on campus on Sunday, August 16.

Questions?

Please contact Rebecca Eckart in the Office of International Student Services by e-mail or phone at +1 309-341-7163.

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