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Summer Institute of Language and Culture

Drake's Summer Institute of Language and Culture (SILC) is a four week Intensive English Program that incorporates classroom learning with supporting activities to provide participants with an intense and immersive language experience. 

**This year's SILC has moved to an online format due to COVID-19! Both students who are currently living outside the US and those living here in the US are eligible to apply. Please contact for more info.**

Program Tracks

The program includes two different tracks, General English and Academic English, that are offered at the same time from July 6 - July 31, 2020.

  • The Academic English Track is designed specifically for those students who are pursuing or planning to pursue a degree in a U.S. college or university. The classes offered within this track are: TOEFL Preparation, Academic Language Preparation, and Reading & Vocabulary, all with a strong academic focus.
  • The General English Track courses include American Culture, Grammar, and Listening & Speaking, which are designed to help students improve their communication skills and learn more about American culture.

Please Note:

  • All classes are multi-level; however, students would need to have at least lower-intermediate proficiency to join the program.
  • Application deadline is June 1, 2020.

Tuition and Fees

  • Full Time Tuition only: $3,460.00 (6 courses)
  • Per Session Tuition only: $1,730.00 (3 courses)
  • Per Course Tuition only: $577.00

To apply or if you have questions, please contact Kendra Hossain-Morehead at or 515-271-2084.

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