- Phone: 612-624- 1503 or 800-234-6564 outside the Twin Cities metro area
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: 20 Nicholson Hall, Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
If your group, business, organization, or college would like English as a Second Language training to address a specific need, consider short-term contract learning at the University of Minnesota.
These programs are ideal for:
- students who need to improve their English for academic studies
- students who want to improve their intercultural communication skills
- business and technical professionals
- health professionals working in international settings
- legal professionals working in international contexts
- professionals working in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, & math)
- teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
What We Offer
A Minnesota English Language Program representative will work with you to select the courses that meet your group's goals. Courses can be taught on campus or at your work site.
Core program components to choose from include:
- Build your communication skills to work effectively with coworkers, supervisors, and clients.
- Develop technical language needed for industry-specific settings, such as manufacturing, food services, facilities management, and other contexts.
- Enhance language skills needed to advance to supervisory positions.
- Build your knowledge of healthcare vocabulary.
- Develop your conversational English for patient care.
- Strengthen your intercultural communication skills for use with patients and other healthcare professionals.
- Interact with students, faculty, and staff in health sciences majors at the University of Minnesota.
- Develop your knowledge of the US legal system and important legal terminology.
- Practice writing legal arguments, briefs, and memos.
- Increase your fluency in spoken English for legal work such as presentations, negotiations, and mediations.
- Network with law students and legal professionals at the University of Minnesota.
Additional components that can be added include:
- Extracurricular activities such as field trips and guest lectures
- Cross-cultural training
- Technology for teacher education
- Teaching and learning in international settings
- Experiencing American culture
- Classroom observations
- Test preparation for TOEFL or IELTS
- Pronunciation improvement
Previous short-term programs include:
- A six-week, winter term program for Japanese university students studying academic English and American culture
- A fall semester academic English and American Culture program for students from Qingdao, China
- A program training Chinese EFL teachers for teaching science and technology through English in Xi’an, China
- Specialized business communication courses for various international and U.S.-based businesses