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Professional and Academic English Program (PAEP)
June 19 - July 28, 2017

The English Language Institute's Professional and Academic English program immerses students in culture and language experienced in academic and professional environments. This is an intensive, 6-week program developed by the ELI for international students who will attend graduate programs in the US or require English in a professional capacity. This program is designed with a high level of proficiency; therefore, students must show proof of being accepted to a US graduate program or have a TOEFL iBT score of 80 or IELTS of 6.5. Classes are non-credit and meet for five hours a day, four days a week. Program size is limited to 16 students.

Dates: June 19 through July 28, 2017

Application deadline: May 15, 2017
Please apply as early as possible to avoid delays. The ELI issues I-20s for student visas for study in this program. If an applicant has also been accepted to a graduate program, the I-20 will be transferred from the ELI to the relevant university at the end of the PAEP program.

To download an application, click the appropriate link for document type:
pdf format
; word document; html format.

Tuition: $3045 plus fees (click here for required fee information)

Note: $500 nonrefundable deposit for the Professional & Academic English Program  

Skills developed:

Language Skills Developing Academic and
Professional Skills
  • Giving professional oral presentations
  • Expanding reading strategies
  • Expanding listening comprehension
  • Strengthening speaking skills and fluency
  • Strengthening writing skills and fluency
  • Exploring the interaction of language and culture
  • Enhancing academic communication skills

  • Small group interaction for project work
  • Educational styles in US graduate schools
  • Communication styles
  • Research using library databases and resources

This program uses a variety of professional and academic content as the basis for English language classes. Content includes texts from journals and textbooks, lectures, research paper and report requirements, and work with librarians.

For more information about the Professional and Academic English Program, please contact:

University of Pittsburgh

English Language Institute
Attn: Admissions Officer
Parkvale Building, Room M13
200 Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: (412) 624-5901
Fax: (412) 624-6130

Revised 2/8/17