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Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)

American Language Institute - Summer 2010

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ALI Schedule 2013-2014

Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)

Spring 2013 Semester

  • January 14 - April 26, 2013

Summer 2013 Semester

  • May 13 - August 16, 2013

Fall 2013 Semester

  • August 26 - December 6, 2013

Spring 2014 Semester

  • January 13 - April 25, 2014

Summer Language Institute 2013

  • July 15 - August 2, 2013 (3 weeks)
  • July 1 - August 2, 2013 (5 weeks)
  • June 24 - August 9, 2013 (7 weeks)

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Program Goals


Our primary concern is to prepare international students for academic study at Nazareth College or elsewhere. ALI curriculum takes students from beginning-level English to university-level English. We strongly believe that students must develop a wide variety of language skills to be successful and to fully participate in university classes.  Through reading, writing, speaking, and listening, we give students opportunities to improve fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.


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Outside of class, U.S. culture is introduced through conversational activities, where asking questions and sharing feelings are highly encouraged, as well as through extracurricular cultural programs including trips to Niagara Falls, local museums, and other off-site locations.

The American classroom has a distinct "culture". Study and test habits, note taking, and research skills are demonstrated and discussed. Some international students are challenged in adjusting to what is expected by American teachers and professors: becoming aware of the differences in classroom approaches is crucial to student success.

Program Details

Class Information

Classes in all sections run from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday. Classes are taught in an integrated English format, stressing oral communication and collaborative learning.

Embedded in the 8-12pm class time students will utilize the Emerson Language Lab an interactive technology based foreign language instruction lab here at Nazareth.


Students successfully completing special summer course and program requirements will be awarded certificates. Certificates reflect attendance and achievement. Depending on the students home university, the completion certificate can be worth as many as three credits of study. Recommendations for further study are included at the request of the student or sponsoring organization. Students successfully completing the 8 or 15 week academic courses will have these courses listed on a Nazareth College transcript.


Estimated 2013-2014 Semester Costs

Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP)

  • Tuition: $4,350 (ESL only)
  • Activity Fee: $200
  • Registration Fee: $25
  • Dormitory: $3,350
  • Meals: $2,735
  • Health Insurance: $790
  • Books & Supplies: $250

Estimated Total: $11,700

NOTE: For students who choose to take additional courses at Nazareth the estimated 2013-2014 cost is $675* per undergraduate credit hour in addition to above costs. Most courses offered are 3 credit hours. Students must demonstrate adequate English competency before enrolling.

*Cost per credit hour is estimated and may change slightly. Graduate classes may be subject to a higher cost.

Students must posses recognized health insurance. There is a health center on campus for minor health issues.

Weekend meals, books, transportation outside of planned cultural events, and personal items and supplies are the responsibility of the student.

Summer Language Institute 2013 Costs

  • 3 week program: $1950 USD
  • 5 week program: $3150 USD
  • 7 week program: $4250 USD

This includes class instruction, books, language software, room, and board (partial). Single room is $450 extra for the 3-week program, $750 extra for the 5-week program, and $1050 extra for the 7-week program. Applications received after May 1, 2013 may not be processed or may incur a $150 late fee.

*Partial board includes meals Monday through Friday.

Weekend meals, transportation outside of planned cultural events, and personal items and supplies are the responsibility of the student.

Student Expectations

The following guidelines must be followed in order to receive certification and/or credit for coursework.


  • Students are expected to attend all classes, lectures and field trips.
  • Punctuality to class is expected daily.
  • Students will be granted 1 unexplained absence throughout the length of the program.


  • Students are expected to speak as much English as possible within and outside of the classroom
  • Students are expected to participate in the classroom environment as established by the teacher to the best of their ability
  • Students are expected to come to class with all homework and assignments completed daily


  • Students are expected to come to class with all materials daily
  • Students may be expected to purchase books for classroom use (depending on class level and teacher)

Language Lab

  • In addition to the classroom hours in the lab, each teacher will require students to complete a certain amount of lab work during the open lab hours, minimum 2 hours each week
  • Students are required to complete hours/units/lessons of study as assigned by the teacher on the "Tell Me More" software (which will be provided).

Refund Policy

The following refund schedule will apply to both the program cost and the student activity fee for the AIEP semester course -

100% reduction in liability Withdrawal within the first week of class 90% reduction in liability Withdrawal within the second week of class 80% reduction in liability Withdrawal within the third week of class 50% reduction in liability Withdrawal within the fourth week of class 25% reduction in liability Withdrawal within the fifth and sixth weeks of class No reduction in liability will be granted after the sixth week of class.

Room - Reduction based on a pro-rata basis during first week. Same as tuition after the first week - no reduction after sixth week Board - Reduction based on a pro-rata basis - no reduction after sixth week.

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