Academics - ESL

English Language Learning

Build English skills at a prestigious university

Discovery English is a 2 week immersive experience that helps international students improve English skills for academic success. Courses are taught by qualified university instructors at the most prestigious universities including UCLA, NYC Pace University, and Georgetown University. Courses meet Monday-Friday, both morning and afternoon, for a total of 32-36 hours of English instruction. Students receive a university “Certificate of Completion” upon completion of the program. 

Gain independence and self-confidence

  • Improve your English skills for your academic future
  • Attend and interact with American university-bound students
  • Experience university life, live in a residence hall on-campus
  • Explore an exciting city (L.A., Washington, D.C., or NYC)
  • Become more independent and build confidence in English
  • Make friends from around the world

Two levels of English courses are available


For low-intermediate students, A2 to low B1
This 2 week intensive course helps you review and expand use of grammar in a communicative and nurturing environment. Build vocabulary and phrasal verb knowledge and usage while improving your speaking, listening, pronunciation, reading, and writing skills.


For intermediate and upper-intermediate students, high B1 to B2
This 2 week intensive course helps you prepare for university success while expanding grammar skills. Learn how to conduct academic research, write essays with a thesis statement, develop critical thinking skills, practice active listening and note-taking skills, and build college-level vocabulary. Includes TOEFL/IELTS prep.

Safety, support, and supervision

  • Daily sign-ins and room checks
  • Students may walk around campus and the neighborhood “home area” in small groups
  • Excellent medical facilities; Staff accompanies students to and from medical visits
  • UCLALos Angeles, CaliforniaSpecial courses in Business, Sports, Screenwriting, Acting, and LeadershipTuition ranging from $2,899 - $9,599For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)Apply Now
  • Georgetown UWashington, D.C.Special classes in Law & Government, Business & Entrepreneurship, and LeadershipTuition ranging from $2,899 - $8,199For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)Apply Now
  • Pace NYCNew York City, New YorkIntensive full-day Academies focused on Business, Leadership, Acting, and English LanguageTuition ranging from $2,899 - $8,199For students completing grades 9, 10, 11, 12 (ages 14-18)Apply Now
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