Specialized Intensive English Training Programs
Selected examples of previous specialized intensive English programs:
International Nursing Leadership Program (2006, 2008, 2010)
Partner: UAB School of Nursing
This four-week long program trained 30 nursing faculty and graduate students from various universities in Latin America. The ELI offered training in oral and written English skills necessary for the non-native English-speaking nurses to participate actively in international dialogue on nursing research in their countries. In particular, ELI training helped the nurses prepare for attending international conferences and publishing in English-medium journals. The UAB School of Nursing offered training in nursing leadership and nursing research.
Sparkman Scientific Writing Course (2006 – 2010)
Partner: UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health
Each summer the UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health offers a month-long summer institute dedicated to training public health professionals in developing countries. For the past three years, the ELI has partnered with the Sparkman Center to provide training in scientific writing to their 20+ international summer institute participants. The training focuses on preparing these international authors to publish in English-medium scientific journals and helps the participants understand the stylistic demands American journals place on potential authors.