Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes (LEAP)

Wright State international students break Ramadan fast

Wright State students, faculty and others gather at Pasha Grill as part of the Ramadan break-the-fast celebration

Eggplant, kebabs, hummus and tabouli never looked so good. Continue reading

International students take the field for summer soccer

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Fueled by the fervor of the World Cup, students in the LEAP Intensive English Program organize soccer game at Mulholland Field. Continue reading

On speaking terms

Conversation Partners matches Wright State retirees with international students
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New Wright State program Conversation Partners matches retirees with international students who want to improve their English. Continue reading

Food for talk

LEAP International Food Day gives students chance to sharpen English skills
LEAP International Food Day

LEAP International Food Day gave students a chance to sharpen their English skills while sampling delicacies from around the world. Continue reading

Home-schooling families meet with international students at Wright State

Breakout discussion

Local parents and children involved in home schooling met with Wright State students in the LEAP Intensive English Program to discuss alternative education and cultural differences. Continue reading

Wright State international student enjoys sharing native cuisine

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Excerpt Thanks to Wright State University’s LEAP program, students from throughout the world are sharing their cultures — and their cuisine — with others in the Miami Valley. LEAP stands for Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes. One of … Continue reading

International students flocking to Wright State’s English program

Learning English for Academic and Professional Purposes course

Wright State’s English program offers myriad opportunities to students who want to learn English as a second language and teach it. Continue reading

A “conversation” piece—U.S., foreign Wright State students partner up

Photo of students participating in Match Day of the Conversation Partner Project

It’s Match Day in the Conversation Partner Project, a Wright State program that pairs U.S. students with their foreign counterparts to create special friendships and offer an eye-opening view of foreign cultures. Continue reading

Wave of international students gives Wright State a foreign flavor

Indian students share their native henna tattoo art with other students each year at the International Friendship Affair.

In a globalized society, an understanding of other languages, cultures and customs is an invaluable stepping stone for success in all fields. Continue reading

Wright State students learn to teach through partnerships with Chinese university

Dalian students display flashcards they're using to learn English.

Dayna Foster underwent an eye-opening cultural experience when she taught at the Dalian Institute of Science and Technology in China. Continue reading