Pathways to American universities

A hot topic among global educators and employers, English Language Learning (ELL) skills are surging into students’ futures and their destined place of work.

The latest study by HTF Market Intelligence, named Industrial Growth of Global English Language Learning Market 2019-2025, highlights a giant leap in the popularity of ELL.

“In 2018, the global English Language Learning market size was 9990 million US$ and it is expected to reach 29700 million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of 16.8% during 2019-2025,” the report explains.

Providing a detailed insight into the market size and relatable trends, this industry shows no signs of slowing down.

Across the numerous geographies of the Americas, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa, learning English is one of the most useful languages to learn according to the Eton Institute (EI).

“Since English is spoken in so many different countries, people from all over the world decide to study it as a second language. Proficiency in the English language is essential for personal as well as business purposes,” EI notes.

With over 360 million native English speakers worldwide, there’s no escaping its presence. A huge hit with employers, universities and employers, it’s one of the languages that can help propel your career.

To assist international students’ transition into a different culture, certain language learning institutes offer English programmes for academic and integrative purposes.

Usually favoured by students who wish to expand their knowledge of their chosen university or future study destination before entering, English language learning institutes offer a stable path towards their educational goals and ambitions.

Before immersing yourself within an American University, extra preparation at an ELL institute will simultaneously boost your confidence and communication skills.

You’ll familiarise yourself with campus life, become acquainted with the faculty, have more time to explore the famous areas located beyond the university grounds and you’ll have a smoother transition into the university itself.

Soaring through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), one of the preferred English proficiency tests for top-tier universities in the US, you’ll get a head start into the institution of your choice, securing your entry and gaining extra tuition on English language.

Not only will enhancing your language skills solidify your university placement, but will also grow you as a person.

You’ll view the world through new eyes, attain a broadened scope of thought and feel extra prepared for your jump into American university life!

Here are two academic institutes that lead international students to American universities…


As one of the highest-ranked public colleges and universities in the 2019 Top Public Schools ranking by US News & World Report, the University of Oregon in Eugene has an excellent reputation among national and international student communities.

Located in the Pacific Northwest, just a short drive of the Ocean, the Cascade Mountains and other beautiful natural areas, the University of Oregon is the perfect study destination if you want to explore this part of the world.

Unlike other learning communities, AEI increases your confidence by getting you to practice every day and placing you in situations where you must speak in English.

For Win Min from Myanmar, his journey to the US was made easy with help from the University of Oregon.

“The AEI instructors are friendly and helpful and are always there when you need them. They prepared me to be a successful student at the university level. Without the AEI, I would not have been able to complete the writing requirements of the university,” he explains.

AEI also hosts regular activities and co-ordinates volunteering events each term, where you can make new friends and to try new hobbies. There are also fun cultural events such as coffee hour, cooking classes and trips to Portland, the Oregon Coast and Crater Lake!

Through partnerships with universities and other organisations, AEI knows exactly what skills academic institutions and employers expect from you.

So if you want to apply to the University of Oregon or another university and widen your English language knowledge with courses online, apply to the AEI today and enjoy your UO study experience!


Since 1976, the Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) has offered courses in academic English, preparing students for undergraduate and graduate studies at their American university of choice.

Currently welcoming new students for the 2019 summer semester, the current IECP cohort represents five countries, including China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Japan and Burundi.

Upon earning IECP accreditations, students past and present will have earned an official statement to prove their English language proficiency and showcase their positive behavior – necessary for undergraduate or graduate study at Penn State.

The PSU Graduate School also accepts IECP Certification, but specific graduate courses have different requirements.

Employing experienced and professional instructors to help you reach your goals and propelled by accreditation by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), your pathway to Penn State will undoubtedly prove successful.

“I learned from my peers as the semester progressed how to make a supportive community inside the class and outside it. I used to get very worried when I gave a presentation or even talked, just because I used to be afraid of making a mistake; however, I know with the programme’s support I could develop my personality and never have to worry about making mistakes again,” IECP student, Abdulrahman from Yemen explains.

Plus, through the IECP Tutoring Centre, students get free one-on-one tutoring, small-group (2-5 people) tutoring, large-group (20 people) workshops and drop-in tutoring for English language practice.

If you’re ready to improve your reading, speaking, writing, grammar and vocabulary skills, join forces with the IECP today and contact Penn State for further information!

*Some of the institutions featured in this article are commercial partners of Study International

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