Mission & Learning Goals

The mission of the English as a Foreign Language Certificate Program in Intensive Professional English is to provide quality language instruction and cultural orientation to students who require English for their academic, professional, or personal needs. The program supports students with different language backgrounds and learning styles by helping them acquire:

  • The ability to use English effectively when speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • The ability to communicate in culturally appropriate ways
  • An awareness of the distinctive qualities of American culture in comparison with their own and other cultures