English instruction while in Bozeman will be provided by the ACE Language Institute. ACE has a staff of over 10 qualified and experienced teachers. ACE at MSU is a branch of Associates in Cultural Exchange, based in Seattle, Washington.
A.C.E. Summer Session I (May 13 - June 21, 2013)
LEAP participants will participate in ACE Summer Session I with students from other countries for the first month they are in Bozeman. These classes will provide them with many opportunities to meet and converse with international students from around the world. During Summer Session I, all LEAP participants will study various skills in English 24.5 hours per week for 6 weeks.
Individual Tutoring (June 3 - August 23, 2013)
LEAP participants will receive individualized instruction from A.C.E. instructors. These hour-long, one-on-one lessons will meet each day and focus on individual language development development needs.
Professional Language Development (PLD) (May 15 - August 1)
English for Professional Language Development (PLD) classes will begin with the start of ACE Summer Session I and continue until the end of ACE Summer Session II. PLD will focus on the study and practice of English related to professional environments.
The daily schedule (May 13 - June 21) will consist of:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- 8:00 - 12:30 Group instruction in the mornings
- 1.5 hours of individual tutoring
Tuesday and Thursday
- 8:00 - 1:30 Group instruction in the mornings
- 2.5 hours of PLD
A.C.E. Summer Session II (June 24 - August 2, 2013)
For Summer Session II, LEAP members will take a part-time course load at A.C.E., consisting of Advanced Speaking and an elective class for a total of 12 hours per week. LEAPers will continually participate in PLD classes and also Colloquium session will begin at the beginning of July (continue until the end of August).
Colloquium(July 1 - August 23, 2013)
The Colloquium will begin with a series of eight seminars in Bozeman.
The focus of these seminars will be on basic topics regarding higher education in the U.S., including the cultural roots of American higher education, the organization and structure of U.S. higher education, comparing the U.S. and Japanese higher education models, etc. MSU faculty and senior staff will lead each of these seminars. Before and after each seminar, preparatory and review sessions will take place to ensure LEAPers gain maximum benefit the seminar.
Pre-colloquium classes will focus on themes and vocabulary terms necessary to understanding each week's colloquium presentation. Post-colloquium classes will provide LEAP participants with an opportunity to reflect more deeply on the presentation topics and discuss its application to their professional work.
The daily schedule (July 1 - August 2) will consist of:
- Monday - 2 hours ACE classes, 1 hours of individual tutoring, 2 hours of Colloquium preview
- Tuesday - 3 hours ACE classes, 1 hours of individual tutoring, 2.5 hours of PLD
- Wednesday - 2 hours ACE classes, 1 hours of individual tutoring, 2 hours of Colloquium
- Thursday - 3 hours ACE classes, 1 hours of individual tutoring, 2.5 hours of PLD
- Friday - 2 hours ACE classes, 1 hours of individual tutoring, 2 hours of Colloquium review