English Programs


At INTO OSU, we deliver programs that promote academic, professional and personal success. Our commitment to providing an outstanding experience makes INTO OSU English language programs an ideal choice for students looking to improve their English skills at a US university. 


Academic English (AE)

Program Description
The Academic English program at INTO Oregon State University prepares international students for university study in the US. The academically rigorous program provides international students with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at OSU through development of:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Standardized test preparation
  • Academic study skills

Program Highlights

  • Intensive English to prepare for university study
  • Academic advising throughout program
  • Small classes of 18-20 students
  • Highly trained and experienced instructors
  • Participation in conversational practice programs

Program Outcomes
After finishing this intensive program, successful students will be able to:

  • Interact in the US classroom with professors and fellow students
  • Understand US values in an academic setting
  • Present their spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English
  • Write research papers with proper use of citations and references
  • Use the internet and OSU library databases to conduct academic research
  • Read, understand, and critically evaluate academic texts
  • Understand and use vocanulary common to academic discipines
  • Take useful and accurate notes in lectures and presentations
  • Develop and deliver oral presentations

General English (GE) 

Program Description
The General English program consists of 5-week sessions designed for students of all levels of English who want to develop communication skills in many social and professional situations while learning about American culture. 

Program Highlights

  • English instruction for personal or employment motives
  • Flexible entry dates and duration of study
  • Access to all OSU campus facilities and events
  • Academic advising throughout program
  • Small classes of 18-20 students
  • Use of a fully-equipped Learning Center with state-of-the-art technology
Program Outcomes
The General English program allows students to tailor their program to suit their personal, professional and academic goals.
General English students will be able to:
  • Improve general language proficency in listening, speaking, vocabulary, reading and writing
  • Expand career prospects by improving English language proficiency
  • Develop conversation skills for real-world situations such a greeting, initiating conversation, turn-taking, interrupting, asking for information
  • Read and understand schedules, signs, ads and other authentic materials
  • Understand basic cultural values and behaviors of Americans in order to interact appropriately
  • Have the opportunity to interact with native English speakers
  • Progress to Academic English for further study at OSU