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ECULA is an intensive, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. It gives students the language skills they need to succeed in modern academic and professional environments. Students are in class 20-25 hours per week. 

Also, ECULA is a skills-based program. This means there are separate courses for the four main language skills: reading, grammar and writing, listening, and oral communication. 
ECULA classes are in five levels:
  • Foundation
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
The core classes meet five days a week, either on Monday-Wednesday-Friday or on Tuesday-Thursday. Additional required courses meet one day per week. Average weekly time in class is the following:
  • Listening Comprehension: 6 hours per week, including films
  • Oral Communication: 7 hours per week, including Pronunciation Laboratory
  • Reading and Vocabulary: 4 hours per week
  • Grammar and Writing: 6 hours per week
ECULA classes follow an established schedule, shown below. 

Core courses

Days Morning Activities 9-11:00AM Afternoon Activities 12-2:00PM
Monday Grammar/Writing Oral Communication
Tuesday Reading/Vocabulary Listening Comprehension
Wednesday Grammar/Writing Oral communication
Thursday Reading/Vocabulary Listening Comprehension
Friday Grammar/Writing Oral Comprehension


Additional required activities


Days Activities Times
Tuesday Film Series 2-4 pm
Thursday Pronunciation Laboratory 2-3 pm

Additional optional activities

Day Activities Times
TBD Conversation group 11-12 pm
TBD Peer Tutoring 2-4 pm