Intensive English Program
AppELS Institute offers four 8-week terms per year. Class sizes are small with personalized attention from university professors. See why AppELS Institute is the best place to start your USA academic studies!
Intensive Language Courses
AppELS Institute’s dynamic curriculum is content-based, which means our courses are specifically preparing you for success in your future university studies. You can improve your English speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation while studying topics like Biology, Anthropology, Economics, Technology, and Business. Sample courses include: English for Literature, English for Humanities, English for STEAM, American Culture, and Current Events.
AppELS Institute offers four levels of instruction: Intermediate, High-Intermediate 1, High-Intermediate 2, and Advanced. Before arrival, students will take our online placement test to ensure registration into the right courses.
Each level includes four core courses in addition to a Writing Lab, a Project Lab, and a Culture and Service course.
Cultural engagement is integral to the AppELS Institute and Appalachian State University experience. It’s who we are!
At App, you can:
Become an ambassador to share your culture with the Boone community
And much more!
At AppELS Institute, your language learning is not limited to a classroom. From the very first day, students engage in hands-on research, project-based work, service-learning, field trips, and community involvement. Experiential learning gives you context in which your skills and knowledge can take off.
1. Follow the link provided to the application portal.
2. Click “Apply Now”
3. When a pop up window asks if you’re ready to create an application, click “OK.”
4. Create an account (see "New User" at the bottom)
5. Complete the New User Form with your email, name, and password.
6. Follow instructions to complete the application.