Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is bringing back its English Language Institute. Director Cindy Morgan says providing resources to English as a Second Language students will increase diversity in the school’s and region’s population.
The institute will aim to help students boost their English skills in academic, social and professional settings. The school says the program will feature small class sizes, which will allow for more one-on-one interaction with instructors, as well as extracurricular activities. Students who complete the institute’s programming will receive conditional admission to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.
The pilot program will begin in January, with new students starting every eight weeks. The school says it will take anywhere from six to 18 months to complete, depending on a student’s starting level.
SMWC’s previous English Language Institute program dissolved in the 1980s because of conflict in the countries where students were recruited.