UD PARTNERS WITH ECI ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM
Date Published: Sept. 9, 2016
The University of Dallas announced today a partnership between the Satish & Yasmin
Gupta College of Business and Educational and Cultural Interactions, Inc (ECI). The partnership, through ECI's Intensive English Language Program, will enable
the college to offer prospective international graduate students an alternative to
language proficiency exams, and adds to initiatives the college has already launched
to equip students with the necessary tools to succeed. ECI will be teaching their
classes at the University of Dallas Irving campus.
Most universities, including the University of Dallas, require international students
to submit English language proficiency exams as a requirement for admission. An essential
part of Gupta College's admissions approach, however, is evaluating students based
on their experiences and proven accomplishments. Striving to meet the needs of all
students, the admissions process does not consider test scores to be the only indicator
of potential success or mastery.
"ECI's English language curriculum, built over two decades, has extended beyond academic
training and into preparing students for American social and cultural situations,"
said Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry. "This strong preparation allows
students to demonstrate mastery and to be prepared for the academic challenges of
successfully completing a university degree."
"ECI stands for quality education and integration; we advocate for embracing international
students and the enrichment their experiences provide to us all. We are proud to partner
with University of Dallas, a renowned university that models these same values, and
are excited about the opportunities this partnership will bring," said ECI President
Prospective Gupta College of Business graduate students who meet all admission requirements
other than proof of English proficiency are eligible to enroll in ECI's Intensive
English Language Program. Accredited by the Commission on English Language Accreditation
(CEA) and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), the
program will have monthly starting dates throughout the year.