Academic English

At INTO OSU, we deliver programs that promote academic, professional and personal success. Our commitment to providing an outstanding experience makes INTO OSU English language programs an ideal choice for students looking to improve their English skills at a US university.

Academic English (AE)

The Academic English Program creates opportunities for international students to develop the academic, critical thinking, and linguistic skills necessary to succeed in a US university. This academically rigorous program provides you with high-quality English language instruction and the academic skills to succeed at OSU through development of:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Standardized test preparation
  • Academic study skills

Program Highlights

  • Intensive English to prepare for university study
  • Academic advising throughout program
  • Small classes of 18-20 students
  • Highly trained and experienced instructors
  • Participation in conversational practice programs


Program Outcomes

After finishing this intensive program, successful students will be able to:

  • Interact in the US classroom with professors and fellow students
  • Understand US values in an academic setting
  • Present their spoken and written ideas accurately and effectively in English
  • Write research papers with proper use of citations and references
  • Use the internet and OSU library databases to conduct academic research
  • Read, understand, and critically evaluate academic texts
  • Understand and use vocabulary common to academic disciplines
  • Take useful and accurate notes in lectures and presentations
  • Develop and deliver oral presentations

Academic Requirements

High school diploma

Language Requirements

Upon arrival, students will take English language placement testing and will be placed in an appropriate intensive English level. 7 levels of instruction are offered.

Age Requirement

16 years and above                 

Please note that academic performance is not the sole criterion for admission to the university. The university may evaluate a person's behavior and background to determine their ability to maintain the standards of academic and professional conduct expected at the university. An evaluation may take into consideration current behavior and performance as well as past experiences and actions. Simply qualifying for admission does not guarantee admission.

Applicants who are ineligible to re-enroll at any college or university that they attended within the last seven years for student conduct reasons will be automatically declined admission at OSU.  Applicants who are unable to re-enroll at a previous college or university for academic reasons will be considered for admission only if they meet OSU’s minimum academic requirements.

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