The goal of the Gateway program is to prepare high-performing talented international students for the rigors of course work at Brandeis University. The program may include two components: seven weeks in summer focusing on integrated skills, possibly followed by a fall semester of ELP coursework combined with other Brandeis courses.
In the summer, Gateway students participate in an intensive English language program through three courses: Analytical Writing, Critical Reading in the Humanities & Social Sciences, and Academic Oral Communication. At the end of six weeks, student progress is evaluated and those who advance sufficiently enroll in Brandeis courses. Students who need further English language development will take an additional Gateway course as part of the full-time Brandeis undergraduate course schedule. The fall semester component utilizes practical learning approaches mixed with language teaching methods to further develop critical thinking, analytical writing, reading comprehension, and oral communication skills essential for achieving academic success at Brandeis University.
All students within the Gateway program receive writing tutorials once a week during the fall and spring semesters to support their work in Composition and University Writing Seminar (UWS) classes.