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Introduction
Life University’s School of Languages expands the educational efforts of the university and equips students with the knowledge, skills, and ideas for living and working successfully in an international world of rapid social and technical change.

The transmission of knowledge in English is central to preparing students with the attitudes, skills, and habits of lifelong learning and leadership skills, enabling them to be a useful member of the global society.

The School of Languages intends to judge itself by the most demanding standards to attract people of great ability from all backgrounds and provide the infrastructure to support teaching, scholarship, and service for present and future generations.

Life University ESL certificate programs range from the 100 through 300 levels. These ESL programs are components of the School of Languages and are designed to provide for the academic needs of the ESL students. The Life University ESL programs lay a foundation for later study and help prepare students to enter and succeed in their various fields of study. Classes focus on the academic English skills students need to be successful at the university level. Special emphasis is given to advanced listening, speaking and reading skills, as well as, complex English grammatical forms and structures, and academic composition.

Students who complete the ESL 300 program or receive a qualifying score in the ESL placement examination may enroll in the Life University TOEFL preparation program which prepares students to take the TOEFL exam. Passing the TOEFL examination is essential to the continued success of foreign students. This program reviews acquisition skills learned in previous ESL programs and provides students the preparatory information of what to expect when taking the examination. The Life University TOEFL preparation program is designed to help students effectively and successfully pass the TOEFL examination.

Furthermore, students who complete the ESL 300 program or receive a qualifying score in the ESL placement examination may opt to enroll in the Life University Business English certificate program. This program allows students to learn business vocabulary, composition, listening, and speaking skills. In addition to language skills, this program covers basic business courses and GMAT preparation. This program prepares students to later enroll in other business programs since English is the universal language in the business world, the Business English program also helps build student confidence in their careers and gives them an advantage in the global job market.

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