GENERAL ENGLISH (GE)
This program is designed to provide the non-native student with the necessary language skills and basic information needed to succeed in becoming a self-supporting member of the global society. The General English program teaches English for everyday living and to function successfully in personal, professional and academic environments.
The certificate program is 1260 clock hours in total length. The number of hours is dictated by the necessity of providing students with the full range of language skills and information needed to succeed in overcoming cultural and linguistic challenges.
The program is divided into seven separate courses. Each course is eight to ten weeks long (180 hours).
Each course meets for a total of 18 to 22.5 hours per week.
Graduates of this program acquire sufficient English to pursue education in an American post-secondary, degree granting, institution.