English for Professional Purposes Intercultural Center

Summer 2020 Scholar Language Program

Summer 2020 Scholar Language Program

Join EPPIC for our special summer language classes for visiting scholars, offered via Zoom!  Now at a reduced rate of $150 for a four-week class.

International visiting scholars are invited to register for one of the four-week classes, either Session 1 or Session 2. Registration in one summer class is required by the J-1 Program Office for scholars who received a ‘conditional’ rating on their English Language Proficiency Interview.

Session 1:  May 19-June 11 (four weeks)

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am 
  • EPPIC Advising appointment (scheduled individually)
  • Weekly individual consultations by appointment

Session 2:  July 7-July 30 (four weeks)

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10:00-11:30 am
  • EPPIC Advising appointment (scheduled individually)
  • Weekly individual consultations by appointment

Each summer session includes:

  • A pre-program survey to identify participants’ specific interests, needs and goals
  • Individual advising appointments to personalize the learning experience
  • Three weekly group sessions (Tuesday-Thursday) that include lessons on English speaking and writing, with discussion and focused practice:
    • Speaking-focused sessions (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11:30 am)
      • Each session will focus on both academic and everyday oral communication, led by Jacob Rieker, an experienced English language instructor.  Specific topics and activities for each session will respond to group members’ needs and interests.
    • Workshops on English for academic communication (Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am)
      • Workshops will focus on academic writing, presentation strategies, academic culture, and pronunciation.  Hands-on learning and practice activities will be included, along with references and resources for self-study.
  • Individual consultation appointments for one-on-one support for specific speaking skills, writing projects, and more. 
  • A guided final project for scholars to include in their professional portfolio

Summer program fees:

  • Session 1 (May 19-June 11):  $150
  • Session 2 (July 7-July 30):  $150
All program services will be offered via Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us).

Register for the summer 2020 Scholar Membership program here (two-step process):

  1. Complete the  scholar registration form.
  2. Pay the scholar membership registration fee by clicking on one of the boxes below:

Following registration, scholars will receive an e-mail from EPPIC with additional information about getting started.

Scholar Registration Page