August 5, 2014

INTERLINK at Seattle Pacific University

INTERLINK offers a rigorous curriculum on the university campus that includes in- and out-of-class assignments, such as group discussion, interviews, library research, community involvement, writing projects, and presentations. Upon successful completion of the INTERLINK program, students are able to:

  • speak English more fluently
  • write effective essays
  • understand spoken and written English
  • understand different cultures
  • apply and improve their critical thinking skills
  • conduct research and report findings in English
  • engage in group work and in team activities
  • use the Internet, email, and computer technology

Program Features:

Listening & Communication
Reading & Writing
TOTAL Hours/Week 18-25 hours/week
Sessions last 5 weeks and include 18-25 class hours per week, based on location and level.


On-Campus Intensive English Programs Include:

  • 6-level curriculum in preparation for university/college admission
  • Study grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening
  • 18-25 hours of intensive English classes per week + optional elective classes
  • Weekly social activities and trips
  • Internet and computer access
  • Access to library, health center, gym, and other campus facilities
  • Housing options include host families, campus dorms, apartments, or hostels.

Special Features

  • As a Level 6 student, you will attend a graded university class, followed by a review with an instructor.
  • Receive individualized attention from expert instructors.
  • Practice your conversational English skills with an American partner through the Language and Culture Partners Program.
  • Individual tutors can help enrich your language learning through private one-on-one sessions.

Sample Class Schedule

Here is a sample of what your class schedule might look like. Actual class times vary at each institute location and may change.

Listening, Communication & Grammar

M/W/F: 8-9:20 am
T/Th: 8-10:20 am

Reading, Writing, & Grammar
M/W: 11 am – 1:20 pm
T/Th: 11:30 am-1:50 pm

Optional Elective
M/W/F: 9:30-10:20 am
T/Th: 10:30-11:20 am

Optional Elective
M/W: 1:30-2:35 pm
T/Th: 2-3 pm

Flex Program – available only at INTERLINK at Seattle Pacific University

Students have the option to design their own specialized program to gain the skills they want. The Flex Program includes:

  • 10 hours/week in an Intensive English Program Class (Listening, Communication & Grammar OR Reading & Writing).
  • 5 hours/week in a conversation group AND 5 hours/week with a personal tutor.

Part-Time and Short-Term Flex Programs are also available.


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