The Advanced English Skills for Non-Native Speakers is a year-long, 3-quarter, curriculum strictly for postdocs that is taught in small group, intensive 2-hour weekly class sessions. The complete curriculum is comprised of approximately 36 hours (12 per course) of in-class instruction, plus up to 4 individual tutorial hours with the instructors or course assistant over a 9-month period. Enrollment is limited to 24 postdocs per class. The curriculum aims to refine proficiency and fluency in writing and speaking in academic settings.
This curriculum is only open to postdoctoral scholars holding appointments at Stanford. There are no placement or pre-requisites for the courses but a minimum English proficiency is required at a level equivalent to TOEFL score of 525paper/197CBT/71iBT, TOEIC 625, IELTS 5.5.