English Courses at the University of Miami

ENGLISH LANGUAGE COURSES OF UM IN MIAMI

Study English at The Intensive English Program of the University of Miami in 2021 or 2022. Contact a representative to get a quote, receive more information and a pdf brochure

Students of the English Programs of The University of Miami

STUDY ENGLISH AT THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM OF UM

Enroll in some of the most excelling English language programs at the University of Miami, where English for foreign students has been taught for over 65 years.

UM campus, where ESL programs are located

AWESOME ENGLISH PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

For over six decades, the Intensive English Program (IEP) of the University of Miami has prepared students from all over the world, with an incredible curriculum that includes 5 different levels.

The city of Miami is a great place to study English

LEARN ENGLISH IN A FANTASTIC, WORLD-CLASS CITY SUCH AS MIAMI, FLORIDA

While you learn English at the University of Miami, you'll be able to enjoy everything that Miami has to offer, including exciting activities and world-renowned tourist attractions, in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.

TOP 10 REASONS TO STUDY ENGLISH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

This is one of the most popular destinations for international students
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EXCELLING ENGLISH PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Miami has a long tradition of ESL preparation, with over 65 years of experience, and 5 different levels for all kinds of students.

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HIGHLY-QUALIFIED TEACHERS AT UM

The faculty in charge of the Intensive English Program are trained to teach English as a second language and all of them have years of experience in this area of teaching.

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SMALL CLASS SIZES AT THE IEP

Small class sizes means that students get more attention from their teacher and that lessons can be directed towards specific areas of learning that they need to work on.

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TEACHING INNOVATION FOR ESL LEARNING

The English Institute (IEP) at the University of Miami uses innovative ways of teaching English through activities inside and outside classes. These English courses for adults include reading, writing, listening, speaking and a variety of other skills.

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ACCREDITED ENGLISH PROGRAMS

The Intensive English Program at the University of Miami is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and agrees to uphold the CEA standards for English Language courses.

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AN OUTSTANDING ON-CAMPUS EXPERIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

While learning English at the University of Miami, students can experience studying in a real college campus, at the Coral Gables campus of UM, which is a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of what is like to be a college student in the USA.

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A DIVERSE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT AT UM

IEP students come from all around the world. Therefore, you will have the opportunity to learn side-by-side with people from all over the world, who come from different cultures.

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MARVELOUS EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN MIAMI, FLORIDA

UM offers many cultural, social and sport activities and events in which students can participate, directly helping help you with the process of improving your English language skills.

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ACCESS TO UM FACILITIES

As a student of these English Courses at the University of Miami, you will be able to use the sport facilities such as gyms, the recreation center, swimming pools, as well as libraries.

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LEARN ENGLISH IN A WONDERFUL CITY SUCH AS MIAMI, FLORIDA

The IEP at the University of Miami is located in the city of Miami, on the University’s main Coral Gables campus. Miami is the main destination for millions of tourists every year, with world famous beaches, shopping malls, and natural landscapes.

ENGLISH PROGRAMS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP)

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Miami (UM) has offered English language lessons for foreign students for over 65 years, which means you'll be learning in an institution with a long experience and a proven methodology. This full-time English program will not only immerse you into the language through classes in reading, writing, listening and speaking; but it will also teach you everything you need to know about American culture. Since it's a comprehensive English course with different classes depending on your level of proficiency, its perfect for those who wish to prepare for professional, academic or social situations.

Main Features

  • Full-Time Program
  • Classes are on campus
  • Approximately 20 hours per week (Monday-Friday)
  • 5 levels from beginner to advanced
  • Placement test upon arrival
  • You can take several sessions until you achieve your English language goals
  • Sessions of 14 weeks (full session) or 6 weeks (mid session)
  • Offered in May, January and August (full session), and February, June and October (mid session)
  • Accredited by the CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
  • Few students per class
  • Access to University facilities, such as gyms, libraries, recreation center, etc.
  • Optional extra-curricular field trips to different tourist attractions
  • Students can join campus activities and 300 students organizations
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Applies for F-1 student visa

Requirements

  • Students have to be at least 18 years old by the start date of the program. No maximum age.
  • They must have graduated from high school.

More information about the intensive English program at UM

Program Schedule

Students from levels 1 to 3 have 23 hours of class per week, and students from levels 4 and 5 have 20 hours of class per week. Classes may be on the morning or the afternoon, from Monday to Thursday, and only during the morning on Fridays. Whether your classes are in the morning or the afternoon will depend on your level and section.

Program Structure

There are two sessions to choose from, Full session (14 weeks) and Mid-session (6 weeks). With more than 20 hours of classroom instruction per week, you will be immersed in the English language.

This Intensive English Program at UM offers five levels of classes, from beginner to advanced levels. Students must take a placement test the first week during registration to determine which English level is most appropriate for them. Each full session (14 weeks) is one level of instruction. You can take one, two or more sessions of this English Program. Many students study for 6 months or one year.

Moreover, you can meet the English Language requirement to enter an undergraduate program at the University of Miami after you finish the advanced English level (5th level).

The English Institute at the University of Miami offers many English courses as part of the English language program, which will help you with your grammar, writing, and communication skills. These are some of the English courses that you will take:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Reading
  • Reading and writing
  • Workshops
  • Selected Topics (Business, Specific language skills, etc.)

Description of each English language level at the University of Miami

English level 1

In this basic English level, you will take the following English courses: Oral Communication, Reading, written Communication, Reading and Vocabulary Workshop. After completion of level 1, you should be able to participate in simple conversations, give a short presentation, describe things, write and read paragraphs and short texts.

English level 2

In this second English Language level, you will be focus on English communication skills in a social environment. You will improve your English vocabulary and incorporate grammatical concepts. You will take the following English classes: Oral Communication, Reading, written Communication, Reading and Vocabulary Workshop. After completion of level 2, you should be able to participate in English conversations, give an informal presentation in English language, tell a story and describe a process and offer reasons, take notes from a class, write a good English paragraph, read better and longer, and use an ESL dictionary.

English Level 3

On level 3 of this English Program, classes focus on English communication skills and academic skills, so you will be able to read more advanced texts and write simple essays. You will also be able to participate in advanced conversations. On level 3 you will take the following English courses: Oral Communication, Reading, written Communication, Reading and Vocabulary Workshop. After completion of level 3, you will be able to participate in group discussions, give presentations, describe different items and mention its advantages and disadvantages. You will also be able to write a simple essay, summarize a reading, and read more complex texts.

English Level 4

Level 4 of this Intensive English Program focus on improving your communication skills and preparing you for academic classes. You will read and listen a variety of academic audios and texts, and be expose to listening and speaking activities. On this level, you will take Oral Communication, Reading and Writing in English, and Selected Topics. At the end of Level 4, you should be able to give informal and formal presentations, participate in group discussions, write a several paragraphs essay, describe a problem and offer solutions, among many other English skills that you will improve and learn.

English level 5

On Level 5, you will improve all your English skills to use them in an academic English level or professional English meeting. The main goal of this level is preparing students to handle academic classes and professional presentations. On Level 5, you will take Oral Communication, Reading and Writing in English, and Selected Topics.

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PRICES & DATES

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PRICES AND DATES ENGLISH PROGRAMS 2021 - 2022

How much does it cost to study English in The University of Miami?

Table with costs and dates of the English Program at UM 2021 - 2022

SessionDatesDurationProgram Fee
Summer 2021
Full session
May 3 - August 6, 202114 weeks$8,500
Summer 2021
Mid session
June 15 - August 6, 20216 weeks$5,230
Fall 2021
Full session
August 23 - December 3, 202114 weeks$8,600
Fall 2021
Mid session
October 5 - December 3, 20216 weeks$5,290
Spring 2022
Full session
January 4 - April 16, 202214 weeks$8,600
Spring 2022
Mid session
February 16 - April 16, 20226 weeks$5,290
You can study one, two, or more consecutive full sessions, and you can start the English program at any season of the year.

For example if you want to study for approximately 7 months, you can take the Summer and Fall full sessions. You will not repeat the same course, because each session will be in a different level.
The number of weeks includes orientation week and exams week.

What is included in the "Program Fee" of the English course, and other costs to consider

The following fees are included in the "Program Fee"

  • Tuition Fee
  • Health insurance: all those who are on a student visa in the US must have a mandatory health insurance, which is offered by UM, and included in the program fee.
  • Activities Fee: the activities fee allows students to receive an identification card, which is their required ID to use different campus services.
  • University fees: it includes the UM Athletic Fee, the Student Center Fee, the Student Health/Counceling Fee, the Wellness Center Fee and the IEP Support Fee.

Other costs to consider

On top of the program fees, there are additional costs that you should consider and are not included, which are:

  • Application fee: a US$125 non-refundable fee paid when you apply, which, among other things, will cover the delivery to your home country of the Form I-20 via certified post mail, which you'll need to apply for the F-1 student visa.
  • Visa costs: all the international students looking to enroll on a full-time English program in the US require an F-1 student visa. To be able have a student status in the US you will have to pay the visa fee (US$160 approx.) and the SEVIS fee (US$350 approx.), this last one to register on the Student Exchange Visitor Information System. These costs are set by the American government.
  • Accommodation in Miami: as you will be living and studying abroad, you should keep in mind housing costs. Down below you can read some of the options UM recommends for foreign students.
  • Books and supplies: these materials are not considered within the tuition fees. Students should expect to spend between US$150 and US$200.
  • Air tickets: tickets from your home country to Miami, USA.
Dates and costs are subject to change. The exact cost of the Health Insurance and the IEP Student Support Fee may vary, and the total cost of the "Program fee" will be adjusted accordingly. All prices are in US dollars. Contact us for more details.

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

All the application process is online. Follow the instructions below

Steps to apply for a program

  • 1. Application Process
  • 2. Acceptance Process
  • 3. Visa Processing
  • 4. Payment
  • 5. Classes start!

1. Application Process

Documents must be sent to umiamivivecampus.com

Documents needed to apply


1. Application Form

Download and complete the application form. Do not forget to sign the form.

Download Form and Instructions

2. Passport Copy

Clear Copy of the identification page of your passport. The passport must be valid for 6 months after the first day of classes.


3. Financial Verification

As part of the application process, you need a bank letter or bank statement showing that you or your sponsor have at least enough funds to cover the “estimated total expense” of the program. It can be in US dollars or your local currency.

This “estimated total expense” is set by the school and includes tuition fees, and what you might spend in medical insurance, housing, meals, books and supplies. Air tickets are not considered.

The bank document must show at least the following amount per program:

  • Full Sessions (Programs of 14 weeks): USD$17,600
  • Mid Sessions (Programs of 6 weeks): USD$10,940

4. Application Fee

Non-refundable application fee of US$125 paid to the Intensive English Program. After receiving confirmation from one of our representatives, you must pay the application fee online, following the instructions provided.


Send your application documents

A representative needs to check all your documents are correct.

Your application documents must be sent to umiamivivecampus.com

*If you are a US resident or a transfer student from another US school. Please contact us for more details. The application process is different.

2. Acceptance Process

After you send the necessary documents to apply and you make the initial payment, you'll be contacted by the university within 2 to 3 weeks. They will then send you an admission letter and a Form I-20 that are needed as part of the visa application process.

3. Visa Processing

International Students need to apply for an F-1 student visa in order to enroll on any full time program.

After receiving the Form I-20 from UM, you must apply for an F-1 student visa. For this purpose, you have to make an appointment at the US embassy in your home country. Appointment availability and processing times will depend on whether is peak season for tourists/students, and on your country of residence. After the appointment, you'll be contacted by the US embassy within 2 to 4 weeks. Once you begin the application process will contact you with more information about the visa process.

4. Payment

Remaining fees of the program are paid once you arrive at the University of Miami and payment methods include: online payment with e-check or credit card; cash, check, or money order in site; or via bank transfer. More information will be given after you begin the application process.

5. Arrival at School

You should arrive in advance, since the first few days are dedicated for registration and orientation, a time at which you will meet other fellow students and the IEP staff, and take the placement test. You must also pay the remaining fees once you arrive. Moreover, you must bring your passport, the Form I-20, your local address (even if only temporary), and the immunization form. This last one is required for all students, who must have received immunization against Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis. More information will be given with your admission package.

Important: We suggest that you apply with at least 2 months in advance.

ACTIVITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

You will be able to participate in several activities during the program

SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN MIAMI AND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

Most of the activities are free!

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO KEEP IMPROVING YOUR ENGLISH OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM IS BY PARTICIPATING IN SOCIAL, CULTURAL, SPORT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI.

International students can participate in activities such as:

  • Going to sports events
  • On-campus lectures, concerts, movie events
  • Trips to local tourist attractions
  • Use of UM sport facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, etc.
  • Holiday parties

While studying in Miami and at the University of Miami, you will have the chance of joining different fun activities, on which you can meet other students, practice your English skills, and learn more about American culture. For example, you can use the different sport facilities of UM (courts, pools, wellness center), join more than 300 student organizations, participate in on-campus events (lectures, concerts, movie events), or go on a trip to local tourist attractions with your classmates.

Information about the city of Miami, Florida

The greater Miami area (also known as South Florida) is renowned for its beautiful beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, which attract lots of tourist every year; but also for being an important economic center in Florida, with a population of around 6 million people. These are two aspects that are essential for students of English as a second language, since it means that on top of learning about American culture and practicing their English, they'll also network with professionals from different industries. Moreover, known for its incredible weather during all four seasons, Miami is a pleasant location to live and study.

Deep-sea fishing; golf and tennis; major league football, basketball, hockey and baseball; boat shows and auto racing; art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas; an international airport, and the world’s busiest cruise port. Miami offers all of this and so much more.

On the other hand, Coral Gables, where the University of Miami is found, is a fantastic place, full of Mediterranean architecture and breathtaking mansions, which contributes to a perfect scenery of green lawns and crystal clear streets.

Some of the tourist attractions you can visit in Miami are:

  • The Art Deco Historic District in Miami Beach
  • South Beach
  • Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
  • Everglades National Park
  • Bayside Marketplace
  • Little Havana and Calle Ochoa
  • Zoo Miami
  • Key Biscayne
City of Miami and Coral Gables, house of the University of Miami

Information about the University of Miami

The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, a very fascinating and safe location in South Miami.

The university offers 116 undergraduate, 105 masters, and 63 doctoral degree programs, of which 59 are research related, and in total it has four professional areas of study.

In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Miami at #44 among the top national universities in the United States in its “Best Colleges” listings. U.S. News also mentions several of its programs in “America's Best Graduate Schools.” Over the years, UM students have represented all 50 states and close to 150 foreign countries.

The Intensive English Program is located at UM's main campus in Coral Gables. The campus spans 239 acres (96.7 hectares) and is located south of the city of Miami. Most of the University of Miami's academic programs are offered on the main campus in Coral Gables, which houses seven schools and two colleges, including the University Of Miami School Of Law. The campus has over 5,900,000 sq ft (550,000 m2) of building space valued at over US$657 million.

The Coral Gables campus is served by the Miami Metrorail at the University Station. The Metro connects UM to downtown Miami, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Civic Center, and other Miami neighborhoods. The UM campus is about a 15-minute train ride away from Downtown and Brickell.

Some facts about UM:

  • Over 17,000 students in total
  • It's a private research university
  • It has 11 schools and colleges
  • Notable alumni include professional sports players, actors, musicians, politicians, among others.
  • World-class sports facilities
  • Over 300 student organizations you can join
Campus of the University of Miami - Intensive English Programs

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International Students of The English Courses at the University of Miami
ESL students can use the UM facilities around the classrooms
The campus of the University of Miami is obe the most beautiful campus in Florida

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HOUSING IN MIAMI

Most common housing options for international students in Miami

STUDENTS FROM THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HAVE 2 MAIN HOUSING OPTIONS IN MIAMI:

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  • Apartments
  • Homestay

Apartments

One of the options international students can find in Miami and near the campus of the University of Miami are apartment rentals. You can try finding a place on your own or sharing one with other students.

Down below you can find the off-campus housing website of the University of Miami:

Homestay (Living with a family)

When staying at a homestay, students live with a host family, share common areas, and follow household rules, just like any family member. This option may be good for younger students who don't feel prepared to live alone yet.

Some of the options are:

FINDING A PLACE TO LIVE, DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE STUDENT.

There are many options available near the campus of the University. If the housing option is off campus, students must contact directly the housing provider.

FAQS

Do you have any question about studying English at UM?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STUDYING ENGLISH IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

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What is the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami?

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Miami (UM) has offered English language lessons for international students for over 65 years, fully immersing them into the language and into American culture. It has a fully prepared faculty, widely experienced in teaching English as foreign language, and it includes great extracurricular activities in which you can participate, to get to know other fellow students and practice your skills outside the classroom.

Why should I study in Miami and enroll on the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami?

Miami is an important economic and cultural center in Florida, where you can practice your English skills exploring this fascinating city, interacting with native speakers and networking with students and professionals from all over the world. On the other hand, the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Miami is a prestigious ESL program that has being preparing students for over 65 years. Moreover, the IEP is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), and it's aimed at all kinds of students who wish to enhance their proficiency, regardless of their area of expertise.

I am not currently a student in my country. Can I still study English with an F-1 student visa at UM?

Yes, there's no problem. You only need to apply for a student visa, since there's no need for you to be a student beforehand.

Does the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami offer scholarships?

No scholarships are offered for students of the English program at UM.

Which are the different steps of the application process for the F-1 student visa to study English at UM?

Please check with us what type of visa you need to take the program you are interested in.

  • All full-time programs in the U.S. require a F-1 student Visa. With an F-1 visa you can extend your stay in the United States as long as you continue studying.
  • Part-time programs (less than 18 hours a week) can be taken with a tourist visa or visa waiver ESTA. With a tourist visa, you can only stay in the U.S. the duration your tourist visa allows, since your main purpose in the U.S. should be tourism.

If you need an F-1 student visa, please apply as soon as you receive your acceptance documents (I-20 form) from the English Language Programs at The University of Miami. In some countries it can take several weeks to obtain a visa interview at the U.S. embassy.

You must confirm these steps on the website of the U.S. embassy in your country. You can look for your nearest U.S. embassy here: https://www.usembassy.gov/

Do the English language courses at the University of Miami have any comments or reviews?

Every year, all kinds of international students enroll on the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami, which offers a diverse environment, great lessons, and a highly-qualified faculty. This is why the English courses at UM have fantastic comments and reviews from their students.

These English courses are taught in the campus of the University of Miami?

Yes, classes are taught in the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables.

Are students given a certificate after completing these English programs at UM?

Yes. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate stating the courses they've passed.

How is my English language proficiency assessed?

On your first week at UM, you'll take a placement test to assess your current fluency, so that you are placed in a class with students with a similar proficiency level.

How many levels does the Intensive English program at UM have?

There are five different levels, from Beginner to Advanced.

How many students are in each class?

The English courses at the University of Miami has small class sizes, with around 15 students per class.

Can I access on-campus facilities and services at the University of Miami?

Yes, you have open access to gyms, courts, libraries, computer labs, counseling services, etc. You can also join student organizations and participate in extracurricular activities.

What's the minimum age requirement for the English courses at UM?

Students must be 18 years old or above at the beginning of the program.

Do I need to submit English proficiency test scores or transcripts to enroll on the English courses at UM?

No, you don't need to submit English proficiency exam scores or transcripts. However, you must have graduated from high school to be able to enroll.

Can I use a tourist visa to enroll on the Intensive English Program at the University of Miami?

No, it's not possible to do so, since it's an intensive full-time program, and a student visa is mandatory.

Is health insurance mandatory to learn English at the University of Miami?

Yes, all students are required to enroll in the University-sponsored health insurance program, unless you have insurance arranged by a government sponsor.

Are books included within the tuition fee?

No, students should consider between US$ 150 and US$ 200 for books per session.

Do I have to pay an application fee to enroll on the English programs?

Yes, you must pay a US$125 non-refundable application fee.

When is the program paid? Which payment methods can I use?

Remaining fees of the program are paid once you arrive at the University of Miami and payment methods include: online payment with e-check or credit card; cash, check, or money order in site; or via bank transfer.

Can I work and study at the same time while I'm enrolled on the Intensive English Program?

You're allowed to work 20 hours per week inside the school campus. Nonetheless, these jobs are normally taken by undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Miami, so positions are limited.

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