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 Carlyn Marron at the International Center, carlyn.marron@drake.edu or 515-271-2084.

University News
January 9, 2018
The Drake University 2018 Engaged Citizen Conference, “Nourishing (Feeding) the World,” is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday,  Feb. 23 in Drake’s Olmsted Center. Admission is free.