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The Rochester Institute of Technology's English Language Center

The Rochester Institute of Technology's English Language Center offers a comprehensive program in English for Academic Purposes for students intent on university study in the United States. The English Language Center conducts 15-week programs starting late August and late January and conducts an 8-week program starting in June. The English Language Center is located at the center of the 1,300-acre campus of the Rochester Institute of Technology, an internationally acclaimed university offering innovative programs in such fields as imaging science, photography, printing, computer science, engineering, microelectronics, hospitality management, health sciences, business, and fine and applied arts.

English for Academic Purposes
Courses at all levels to help students prepare for academic study at an American university
The English Language Center’s courses at all levels are designed to help students prepare for academic study at an American university.
  • Five levels: beginning, intermediate, high intermediate, advanced and academic.
  • Upper two levels may be eligible to enroll in part-time academic study at RIT.
  • Core courses focusing on reading and writing, listening and discussion, language analysis, and inquiry-based language learning.
Learning Outside the Classroom
The English Language Center provides students opportunities to use the English learned in classes in a variety of real-life situations and to experience American culture in a friendly environment.
  • Individualized instruction in a daily language lab
  • Weekly activities and regularly co-hosted events with other RIT student and Rochester community groups. 
  • Conversation Partner program providing one-on-one or small group experiences for students of different linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Trips to Niagara Falls, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario and other attractions, as well as museums, schools, and sporting events. 
Student-Centeredness
The English Language Center follows the Rochester Institute of Technology in having student-centeredness as our core value, not only in the classroom, but outside.
Orientation program covering health, immigration, academics, and cultural adaptation.
  • Advisors to help students with academic and personal concerns, housing, and university admission.
  • On campus student health center and counseling services available for students.
  • Center for Religious Life with prayer space and chaplains for world’s major faiths.
  • Over 200 student organizations focusing on ethnic, cultural, social affinities.
Rochester, New York
Rochester is a medium-sized city with a highly educated population and home to many cultural and social attractions.
  • Ranked one of the ten “smartest cities” in the United States.
  • Metropolitan area of one million people located in the western part of New York State.
  • 6 hours from New York City, 3 hours from Toronto, Canada, 1 1/2 hours from Niagara Falls.
  • World-renowned leader in imaging science, innovation, and technology.
    Internationally recognized center of arts, photograph, and music.
  • Cultural attractions such as the International Museum of Photography and Film, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, Memorial Art Gallery, Strasenburgh Planetarium, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and several performing theatre groups.

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • English for Academic Purposes
    • English for Academic Purposes (8 Week)
    • 8 Weeks
    • New York
    • English for Academic Purposes
    • English for Academic Purposes (15 Week)
    • 15 Weeks
    • New York

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