University Success

Academic English

CEFR: B2+ - C1

University Success is a three-strand developmental course designed for English language learners transitioning to mainstream academic environments. A targeted approach focuses on the unique linguistic needs of students while preparing them to achieve academic autonomy.

University Success Writing

University Success at a glance

University Success integrates a three-part developmental approach. Authentic content woven through all three strands provides intensive skill development and expanded application — essential for students to become confident and successful in a university setting.

The series provides intensive skill development and expanded application - tied to specific learning outcomes - enabling students to master essential skills and become confident in their ability to perform successfully in academic degree courses taught in English. Authentic lectures, reading, and writing strategies created and delivered by top professors from Stanford University provide real-life experiences.

Levels

Intermediate to High Intermediate
Authentic content with careful integration of essential skills, the Intermediate to High-Intermediate level familiarizes students with real-world academic contexts.

Advanced
Challengig, authentic content with level-appropriate skills, the Advanced level prepares students to exit the ESL/EFL safety net.

Transition Level
A deep-dive for transition-level students, the Transition level mirrors the academic rigor of college courses.

University Success Writing

University Success
Transition Level
Writing

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Intermed. - High Intermed.
Writing

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Advanced
Writing

University Success Oral Communication

University Success
Transition Level
Oral Communication

University Success
Intermed. - High Intermed.
Oral Communication

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Advanced
Oral Communication

University Success Reading

University Success
Transition Level
Reading

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Intermed. - High Intermed.
Reading

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Advanced
Reading

Oral Communication

University Success Oral Communication builds skills tied to specific learning outcomes that prepare students to understand and process lengthy academic lectures, defend their ideas, present concepts, and speak thoughtfully in discussions. 

Writing

University Success Writing builds skills tied to specific learning outcomes with a strong focus on inquiry-based research writing to prepare students to write in academic degree classes.

Reading

University Success Reading builds skills tied to specific learning outcomes that prepare students to become fluent, automatic, and competent readers who can compete with native speakers on an even playing field.