American Language and Culture Program

Program Coordinator: Michael Morgan
Office: 205 University Center, McNichols Campus
Telephone: (313) 993-1205


The American Language and Culture Program operates as a division of International Services. The American Language and Culture Program has two main objectives:

1. To assess the English language proficiency of international students accepted to the University for study.
2. To teach the language and culture skills necessary for successful entrance into degree-directed courses of study.

International students are assessed for their English language proficiency during the week which precedes the first official class day. After testing, students are placed into Beginning English, 22 hours (17 classroom) of instruction per week; Intermediate English, 9 hours of instruction per week; Advanced English, 3-6 hours of instruction per week; or into full time degree-directed study.

Classes are held on the McNichols Campus on the second floor of the University Center. Course schedules coincide with the regular University schedule, which has three 15-week terms beginning the first week of September, January and May. Hours of instruction are related to assessed needs.