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JFK University Launches Intensive English Language Program

August 6, 2012

PLEASANT HILL, Calif.  – John F. Kennedy University, an affiliate of the National University System, will be launching this fall an intensive English Language Program (ELP) designed for international high school graduates, university students, and professionals. The program was developed by National University International, another National University System affiliate, and has been offered successfully in southern California for several years.

The ELP program will be offered starting in October at John F. Kennedy University’s campus in Pleasant Hill. Individuals will be assessed initially to determine their placement in the program, which consists of eight course levels, each of which takes four weeks to complete. The program covers the essentials of reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, listening, and speaking and is excellent preparation for individuals planning to attend college in the United States or looking to advance their career.

As with other JFK University programs, class sizes will be small to allow for more personalized attention for students. In addition, for students looking to attend JFK University, completion of the highest level in the ELP program will meet the University’s language proficiency requirement for most of its degree programs.

The program has been approved by the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). International students may be issued a certificate of eligibility form (I-20) to enroll in the program using an F1 student visa.

For more information about the program, email


About John F. Kennedy University
Founded in 1964, John F. Kennedy University was among the first institutions of higher education in California committed to lifelong learning for adults. Today, the University’s three Colleges and Continuing Education division provide innovative higher education opportunities to more than 2,000 professionals who, despite a full range of life responsibilities, are determined to advance their education and improve their future. The Continuing Education division provides professional development education to more than 2,500 individuals per year. A pioneer of education that integrates theory and practice, John F. Kennedy University and its students touch the lives of more than 30,000 people in Bay Area communities every year through their support of outreach centers and public programs. For more information, visit

About the National University System
The National University System was established to meet the emerging challenges and demands of education in the 21st century. The System is uniquely aligned to connect a diverse population of students to a network of innovative educational programs that are relevant to their lives, careers, and the marketplace and are delivered in a format that respects competing life priorities. Dr. Jerry C. Lee has served as the System’s Chancellor since it was founded in 2001. In addition to John F. Kennedy University, the affiliates of the National University System are National University; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs consisting of National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning; and WestMed College. Entities related to the System include the National University System Institute for Policy Research, the National University Golf Academy, and the Center for Integrative Health. For more information, visit: