Academic English Writing and Speaking

English writing and speaking course

Sessions will run four days a week (Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 11 am - 2 pm. On some days, enrolled students are expected to spend between two to three hours working independently.  

English is important for academic communications, but students who have high proficiency in the language may still require reinforcement of productive skills before working on written papers and oral tasks in their freshman and even sophomore years. In this short course, students will work with a highly experienced academic English instructor to reinforce academic writing and speaking skills. The instructor will give each student diagnostic tests to target particular areas of need to help each student improve. However, there will be an emphasis placed on improving all enrolled students' written and spoken grammar.

  • Recent graduates of the ELI 0210 program
  • Any graduating high school senior or first or second-year university student would like an opportunity to improve academic English writing and speaking skills.

All students must have university-level English proficiency. Students who have not already taken ENGL 0210 will have to take writing and speaking tests on June 15 to determine eligibility to take the course. Those who have already passed ENGL 0210 will also take these tests, but they will already be considered eligible.

  • Communicate ideas in writing, following academic conventions
  • Demonstrate university-level speaking skills
  • Self-monitor and correct grammar in both written and spoken output

AUC bus service is available for extra fees. Details on the schedule will be shared before the program start date.

Accommodation is offered at AUC Residences in case needed.

Engy Mito

Engy Mito is an English language instructor in the Department of English Language Instruction at The American University in Cairo with 11 years of demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Before coming to AUC, she worked as an English demonstrator then as a teaching assistant in the faculty of arts and humanities at the British University in Egypt for four years. She holds an MA degree in English and Comparative Literature from Cairo University, focusing on culture memory and heritage studies. She earned her BA in English Language and Literature from Cairo University in 2010, and since then has been planning and delivering a variety of ESL (English as a Second Language) as well as academic writing courses to many academic institutions such as the Amideast, ESLSCA, Premier Training, and Consulting as well as corporate clients such as the Egyptian German Industrial Corporate (EGIC), Bank Piraeus, Schneider Electric/Invensys among others. She is particularly interested in languages, learning strategies, assessments, and their relation to literature, culture, and psychology.




Course cancellation due to low enrollment  Three weeks before the program start date 100% refund of program fees

Medical withdrawal

Before the program start date

100% refund of program fees