Intensive 12-Week 20 Hours

This Program Is For

  • English learners at a high beginner level and above
  • Learners who want to study the English language for professional or personal goals
  • Individuals who want to pursue academic goals, such as an undergraduate or graduate education or an academic certificate

Program Features

  • Customize your program of study: take language skills-focused classes at your level and 1 elective class
  • Take advantage of university admissions resources, including free college advising and TOEFL waivers to Boston-area universities and colleges
  • Experience life on a university campus through optional Boston University on-campus housing
  • Engage with BU undergraduate and graduate students through student organizations, activities, and sporting events


  • Take skills courses at your individual language level in speaking and listening, academic writing, and reading and vocabulary
  • Choose from elective courses in areas such as business communication, STEM, media news, Boston and American culture, or test preparation
  • Develop skills for global competency and intercultural communication including teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and more
  • Join activities such as team research projects, guest speakers, and field trips

Thanks to CELOP, I mastered giving presentations which helped me a lot throughout my academic studies at BU. In my opinion, this is not only a significant skill for university courses but also crucial for professional life. 

Onder Safak Tongal, Turkey

Class Schedule

This 12 week program is divided into two 6 week terms. Students participate in 2 skills classes 5 mornings per week and one elective class 2 afternoons per week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday):

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 – 12:00 Reading & Writing Speaking & Listening Reading & Writing Speaking & Listening Reading & Writing
13:30 – 16:00 Elective A Elective A
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Key Facts


20 Hours


12 Weeks







BU Housing


Required Proficiency Level

  • High beginner or above

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age 17 years
  • Senior in high school or high school graduate
  • Able to understand, speak, write, and read simple expressions for basic needs

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