North Central College - Naperville, IL

Academic Summer Classes

What are Academic Summer Classes?

The academic summer language classes are an extension of the intensive academic English language classes offered in our year-round academic English Language Institute. During the summer, classes are divided into two 4-week academic English sessions, providing 20 hours of instruction per week.  Students will explore selected topics in a variety of exciting, fun, and challenging ways.

Students will learn and practice academic reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar while exploring the communities around them and developing social and cultural skills and awareness. At least two courses will be offered each term, to be selected from the following options:

  • TOEFL preparation course
  • Naperville and Chicago cultural exploration
  • Community service and volunteerism
  • Topics in U.S. culture

When are Academic Summer Classes? How much do they cost?

Term Arrival Date Orientation Classes
Summer 2014 Term 1 July 6 July 7 July 7 - August 1
Summer 2014 Term 2 August 3 August 4 August 4-29

Students can come for one term or both terms! Please view our ELI Costs page for estimated expenses.

How do I apply for Academic Summer Classes?

Students follow our easy application process. Please note that students under 17 years of age may attend the summer academic sessions. Contact the program director for more information.

Application Checklist:
In order to apply to the English Language Institute, students must submit the following items:

____ Completed and signed application form with appropriate financial documentation (as needed)
____  Copy of your passport identification page (include copies of your visa page and I-94 card if you are already in the U.S.)
____  The $100 application fee can be paid by:
  *Check made out to North Central College drawn on a U.S. or U.S-affiliate bank     OR
  *Credit card (include a completed Credit Card Payment Authorization Form)

Contact Information

Kate Pope, Director, English Language Institute 


Phone: 630-637-5271