My first day at MEI was awful. I couldn’t understand when professor started to give us homework and finished to do it, where we can get necessary books and what means the word “comma”.... I felt terrible, I almost gave up and thought this beautiful language is not for me.
But shortly after that I noticed my first progress and my heart was full of happiness. We had a wonderful teacher, who was not just a highly qualified professor but whose classes were never boring, who gave us really valuable advice (which I still use every day), who was very interested in our progress, who did his best to support our English language studies, who worked a lot individually with all of us, who met our needs and weak sides with great respect, and who showed us that to study a new language is a great pleasure. And our professor was not the exception at MEI. He was the rule.
Regina Revazova, Russia.
Would you like to boost your English abilities? Become a more confident speaker ... a better writer ... a faster reader? Do you want to sharpen your skills to prepare for academic study?
Then come to the University of Maryland and join us at the Maryland English Institute (MEI) this summer. You'll learn English in the US and make new friends from around the world. You'll discover new cultures while enjoying lively classes at a world-class university. And you'll be just minutes from the heart of Washington, DC with its famous cultural attractions and museums.
Imagine spending your summer on a lovely, tree-filled campus. Imagine practicing your English with new friends from around the world. Sharing your culture with theirs. And working with teachers devoted to helping you improve your English.
Over the last five years, students from 65 countries, speaking almost 30 different languages, have come to MEI to improve their English.
MEI's seven-week, 120 hour Summer Intensive English Program, with the option for up to 168 hours of instruction, has one goal - to help you succeed. Whether that means preparing you for academic success at the university level or professional success in your chosen career, we put our 25 plus years of experience at your service.
The core summer program provides 120 hours of whole language English instruction combined with specialized instruction in one elective area.
You can design this core program so that your Fridays are free for local sightseeing or 3-day weekend adventures.
You can add one or two electives to the core program, allowing you to design up to 168 hours of summer instruction.
To supplement your studies in the classroom, MEI organizes weekly activities for out-of-class fun and recreation. Practice your English by visiting famous cultural attractions in Washington, DC! Enjoy bowling and billiards on campus. Attend the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Join your classmates for an Ice Cream Social! These are just a few examples of activities we have enjoyed in the past; we hope to see you this summer.
MEI's faculty brings top-notch training and years of experience in working with students from all over the world, but especially with native speakers of Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese.
No other English program offers you the flexibility to design courses around your wants and needs.
Join us this summer at the Maryland English Institute! Apply Now!