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Intensive English program relocates

July 16, 2007

ASU’s American English & Culture Program (AECP), which has been teaching English as a second language to international students since 1974, moved to its new facility in the Engineering Center Annex (ECANX) on the Tempe campus in June. The new location, on Palm Walk just north of Orange Street, features an expanded, state-of-the-art computer and language lab complete with the latest software designed to help students improve their English.

Students can gather in the AECP Student Commons, a multifunction room on the first floor with computer kiosks and mini-conference tables for students who want to check e-mail, receive tutoring and meet with AECP staff. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building.

Faculty offices are located on the second floor. The International Teaching Assistants (ITA) program also will relocate to the second floor of ECANX.

Each year, students from many countries including Burkina Faso, China, Columbia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan come to the AECP to improve their English skills. Many students continue their education at ASU.

“Last year, 61 countries were represented at AECP, and this fall we look forward to welcoming students again from all over the world,” says Mark Rentz, director of AECP.