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Intensive English Language Program

English Acquisition and Global Exchange Program 

Let us ENGAGE you at Salem State University!  Here, language learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom to our campus filled with student-led events and to the many historical and unique cultural attractions in the local community. Students and over a million annual tourists enjoy the historic architecture, museums, world famous Halloween festival, and an eclectic mix of shops and dining options in downtown Salem. 

A quick 30 minute ride on the train will put you in bustling downtown Boston with an endless variety of ethnic festivals and entertainment year round. Your opportunities to learn, practice, and acquire authentic English for university success are limitless! 

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About Us

  • 24

    Years helping students learn English
  • 5

    levels of intensive language instruction
  • 14:1

    Student-faculty ratio

About our Program

For the past twenty-four years, our program has focused on engaging English language learners in personalized ways to help them reach their goals. Our courses are designed to foster career and academic readiness by incorporating English language, critical thinking, and digital literacy skills for university study, work, and everyday life.  

International students from all over the world come to us wanting to know:  

  • How good is my English? 

  • Am I progressing? 

  • What do I need to do next? 

Our curriculum has been strategically aligned to the Global Scale of English (GSE) standards to provide students answers to these questions. Incoming students complete a placement test to determine their proficiency according to the GSE and select from a range of engaging courses that are content-based, boost skills, and focus on interests to facilitate English language acquisition.  

We take pride in carefully tracking each student’s language development throughout the program and we provide academic support and tutoring to help all students reach their goals. We not only ensure all students understand their proficiency level for listening, speaking, reading, and writing, we also help each learner measure, identify, and work toward the precise language skills they need to make progress and move on to the next step of their journeys. 

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