Dates: Monday, June 28 - Friday, August 6, 2021
Class times noted below are for in person classes; Schedule to be adjusted as needed for virtual meetings.







9:30–11:00 a.m. Communication Skills Vocabulary Development Communication Skills Communication Skills Vocabulary Development
11:10 a.m.– 12:40 p.m. Academic Writing Grammar Academic Writing Academic Writing Grammar
12:45 –1:25 p.m. Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:30–3:15 p.m.*

College Readiness

1:45 -3:15 p.m.*

Amer. Culture

1:45 - 3:45 p.m.*

College Readiness

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.*

Activity or Free Activity or Free

Tuition and Fees



2021 Tuition $4,970
Registration Fee $25
Purchase ID Card Fee N/A
International Insurance N/A
On-Campus Housing N/A
Total $4,995

All Courses

Students develop clarity, correctness, and variety of style in written English. As appropriate to students’ level of proficiency, attention will be given to improving sentence structure, paragraphs, and essays. Grammar and oral communication skills will be an integral part of interactive peer activities and writing exercises.

Students improve their social and academic oral and aural communication skills. Interactive exercises, individual student presentations, and small group activities will be employed to increase students’ confidence in communicating in English in all arenas.

Students strengthen and further develop grammatical skills to communicate with confidence and clarity of expression in both oral and written communications. Although the primary focus will be on grammar, students will work on the development of all language skills by integrating grammar into speaking, reading, and writing activities.

Students increase their academic and social vocabulary including idiomatic expressions. A variety of materials will be used to present vocabulary in context. Students are expected to keep a vocabulary notebook and to participate fully in pair, group, and whole class activities. Terminology relevant to specific disciplines will be included when appropriate.

Students are introduced to the structure and vocabulary of academic study and U.S. college life. Through discussions, exercises, and live interviews with members of the Purchase College community, students will become familiar with U.S. academic culture, including both classroom and independent learning expectations, and academic integrity policy. At least one class session will address two key strategies to student success: effective note taking and time management.

To speak a language is to take on a world, a culture”. Students discover and broaden their understanding of the melting pot that is America. Culture is explored through national traditions, holidays, customs, institutions, and social interactions. This course reinforces the language skills being developed throughout the summer. Students will improve their presentation skills by presenting an aspect of American culture they find fascinating.