Center for Applied Studies in English

Our mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the heritage, resources, and practices of the Christian Faith as we prepare non-native speakers of English to function to the best of their ability both academically and socially at any university level. Through the application of current research, we seek to deliver the highest quality of intensive English instruction.

Only at ASEC!

  • Financial aid available for residents or citizens of the US
  • Tuition Scholarships & on-campus job availability for all students
  • Degree credit for intensive English classes
  • Academic scholarships awarded by ASEC for undergraduate work
  • Reading labs for students to practice the reading of a variety of genres

Speak to Americans every day!
Live American!

  • American roommates
  • American host families
  • American college mentors
  • American cultural activities

Other Program Benefits

  • Free laptop computer
  • Cultural activities
  • Access to all of SNU’s student services
  • Free on-campus clinic
  • Free wireless internet
  • Free work-out gym
  • Free swimming pool
  • Big city entertainment/quiet small city
  • Major medical insurance
  • American Christian cultural training Field trips
  • Holiday parties
  • On-campus apartments as available
  • Close and supportive relationships with staff and faculty


Students who would like to have foreign language credit in English may attend intensive English classes and receive up to 18 hours of foreign language credit. Contact the ASEC Director for more information at

ASEC class credit can also be used toward a minor in English.

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