English for International Students

Bluefield State College’s Office of International Initiatives invites applications from students around the world and newly arrived immigrants in the college’s service area to enroll in its English for International Students (EFIS) program. This program is designed to help the language learner improve English proficiency in order to pursue an undergraduate degree at Bluefield State College. EFIS focuses on developing the language learner’s competencies in listening, comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing English prior to being admitted into the college’s academic degree programs. Program highlights include: intensive English to prepare for university study; academic advising throughout the program; small classes which generally do not exceed 10 students; highly trained and experienced instructors; integrated access to all college facilities and events. Except Permanent Residents, au pairs, and CBYX students, all EFIS students, are required to stay in the student residence for the duration of the program for positive intercultural and language immersion experiences.

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