Program Attendance and Certification-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

ACC-SV Summer Program Attendance and Certification


ACC-SV Summer Program is a full-time program. Students have classes or activities every day from approximately 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, with additional opportunities for training and practice in the late afternoon. Students have about 20 hours of classroom work as well as an additional 10-12 hours of outside work each week. Because second language learning requires sustained, on-going practice, students need to make a commitment to attend all of the sessions and to participate actively in all class sessions.


A certificate is awarded after successful completion of the program. In order to complete the program, students must participate in a videotaped presentation for Academic Speaking, compile a portfolio for Academic Reading and Writing, and fulfill the attendance requirements for each class.