Drake's English as a Second Language Department can design short-term programs for individuals and groups. Examples of potential programs include

  • Individual Tutoring - Companies hosting long-term visitors to the US can arrange private or group tutoring inof English as a Second Language at various levels with one of our professional tutors.   
  • English for Specific Purposes - language learning can be targeted to a specific field of study or topic to include "English for Legal Scholars," "English and Health," and others.
  • Language Plus (study language while incorporating an additional interest)
    • Service - participate in community service 
    • Business - learn about US business practices and visit local businesses
    • Culture - explore American culture through local venues and activities
  • Language Camps
    • Elementary, middle school or high school camps that incorporate general language learning and social activities with a specific focus or topics relevant to today's youth.
  • Summer Language Institute of Language and Culture
    • Four week intensive language study with cultural and social activities.

Customized programs may allow participants to

  • Practice English skills in the "Heartland" of the United States
  • Exchange ideas with American university students and others
  • Become familiar with mid-western customs
  • Visit several prominent U.S. businesses or local establishments
  • Understand American cultural values
  • Learn and live in a safe, friendly environment!

Possible Features:

  • Housing in a Drake residence hall with access to university computer labs, library, & recreation facilities.
  • English conversation groups lead by American Students
  • A weekend home stay with an American family
  • Small class-size and customized courses designed for the needs and interests of the group.  For example
  • Day trips to local attractions

For more information on customized language programs or the Summer Institute of Language and Culture, contact Dina Khayrushina at the International Center, dina.khayrushina@drake.edu or 515-271-2084.

University News
December 7, 2016
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a 1974 alumnus of Drake University Law School, to serve as ambassador to China.
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