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Choosing the University of the Pacific means engaging in challenging academic pursuits and exploring opportunities that will prepare you for your future—any future you can imagine. On behalf of the faculty, administration, and staff of the UOPI English Language Institute, we look forward to welcoming you on campus.

Program Details

First-Year Program Length Program Curriculum Credits Earned Towards Degree
8-week session Planned N/A

Program Description

Students who enter the Intensive English Program midsemester enroll in the 8-week English program. The program curriculum includes two courses levels: upper and lower.

Program Structure

In each level of the program, students take English language courses that focus on building students’ skills and expanding their knowledge of U.S. culture. Students practice reading, writing, listening and speaking in the morning. In the afternoon, students participate in classroom and on-campus experiential learning activities organized around a different theme each week. During the program, students will take*:

  • 5 hours: Reading and Writing, focusing on high-interest topics.
  • 5 hours: Speaking and Listening, providing the skills to be successful in and out of the classroom.
  • 10 hours: Topics in American Culture, focusing on themes such as movies, music, sports, and literature and involving events or visits to local cultural or historical sites.

Total Weekly Program Hours = 20

*This schedule may be adapted for the summer semester and/or based on student needs.

Sample Coursework

  • Presentation Skills
  • Trends in American Pop Culture
  • English Through Art
  • Conversation Skills and Techniques
  • English for Business

Important Dates and Costs

For all application and payment deadlines, move-in and program start dates, and up-to-date program costs,
please visit the Important Dates and Costs page.

Meet Your Team

From helping you plan your class schedule to showing you around the city, UOP International's team of student services advisers and support staff will get you settled into your new home.