St. Thomas University Language Center
Intensive English Language Program

St. Thomas University offers a multi-level, personalized intensive English program designed to improve the skills of those for whom English is a second or additional language. It is intended especially for serious students who plan to seek admission to St. Thomas University or another American college, or for those who wish to improve their English for business, personal or professional reasons.

St. Thomas University Intensive English Language Program is offered year-round during the Fall, Spring and Summer Terms. Each Term of Intensive English is 10 weeks in length, including the first week of testing and orientation.  There are 32 hours of class, labs and activities per week. Courses are taught at the upper beginning through intermediate and low advanced levels, and classes are purposely kept small so that students can receive individualized attention according to their needs.

To meet US government requirements for studying in the United States in an F-1 visa status, students should have some knowledge of English. Students may enroll for one or more consecutive terms. More than one term of study in the intensive English program is often needed for anyone seeking admission to St. Thomas University. 

Students who do not present TOEFL or IELTS scores that qualify for admission to St. Thomas University are required to take the University placement test at to determine the appropriate level of English language programs of study.  This placement test is administered by the University at no cost to the student. Graduate students and undergraduate students who qualify through the placement test as having a high advanced level of English will be placed in the semester long English for Academic Purposes program. Those students who require extensive preparation will attend the Intensive English language program.

University Language Center

The University Language Center at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art language training center that provides instruction, mentoring, coaching and tutoring for English language learners as part of the University's Academic Support Services.

Cultural Enrichment

To enrich the learning experience, the University Language Center provides a variety of lectures, workshops, sports, social activities and cultural events both on St. Thomas University’s own campus as well as field trips to museums, theaters and galleries in cosmopolitan, multi-cultural Miami and other important Florida historical and entertainment destinations.


University Language Center
Intensive English Language Program
St. Thomas University
16401 N.W. 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
Telephone: +1-305-628-6607
Fax: +1-305-628-6728


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