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University English Language Program

The University English Language Preparation program is an intensive program designed for high school graduates, university students, and professionals who plan to attend JFK University or another U.S. college or university and want to improve their academic skills or advance their professional career.


  • Interactive courses are an engaging and fun way in which to learn English.
  • Small class sizes for more personalized attention.
  • Each level can be completed in just one month.
  • Length of program varies from one to eight months, depending on your placement exam scores.
  • Completion of the highest level fulfills the JFK University English Proficiency requirement, so the TOEFL / IELTS examination scores are not required.

Classes begin October 1, 2012 and at the beginning of every month after, so enroll today!


  • EPP 101-102: These courses are designed for non-native speakers of English with a focus on the fundamentals of reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a school and social environment.
  • EPP 103-104: These courses are designed for non-native speakers of English who are in the early production and speech emergence phase of language development.
  • EPP 105-106: These courses are designed for non-native speakers of English who are in the intermediate fluency phase of language development, but need to expand and strengthen their skills in academic English.
  • UPP 107-108: These courses are designed to teach students how to research, write, and present a paper  using the style required by the American Psychological Association (APA) in order to prepare them for entrance into academic studies at an American university.

Placement Testing and Payment
Before beginning class, students will take a placement test to determine their entry level. An application fee must be paid before taking the test. Students unable to test on the scheduled date may arrange for another date. However, a $25 fee is required.

Tuition and Fees*
Application fee: $65 (nonrefundable)
(NOTE: If applying concurrently for a University degree program, there is no application fee for the English language program.)

Tuition and activity fees:
Levels 101-106 - $600
Levels 107-108 - $1,215
*Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Length of Program
4 weeks / 96 hours

For more information, contact:
Phone: 925.969.4570

John F. Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System.