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TLC-Frostburg Unites Frostburg State University, The Language Company, in Bringing International Students to Maryland
05/22/2013

TLC-Frostburg Unites Frostburg State University, The Language Company, in Bringing International Students to Maryland
The Language Company – Frostburg’s classroom and residential buildings are just across Center Street from the FSU campus.

FROSTBURG, Md. – The Language Company, an organization that provides English-as-a-second-language instruction and cultural opportunities to individuals seeking educational, professional and personal enrichment, has teamed up with Frostburg State University to open TLC-Frostburg, a new branch of the company aiming to bring more international students to the Western Maryland area.

“We seek to provide a substantial and rewarding benefit to our students by giving them an outstanding education along with cultural opportunities,” said Robert Fedorow, TLC-Frostburg’s director, “all in the process of helping them prepare for their future educational goals, whether they are seeking a bachelor's degree, master's degree or simply to enhance their understanding of the English language.”

TLC-Frostburg’s offerings include programs such as an Intensive English Program and special programs such as Academic Test Preparation and English for Professionals. Students have the opportunity to connect with FSU while attending the intensive English training courses, including working with FSU students as conversation partners and having access to the University library, athletic facilities, athletic events and campus social activities.

“The partnership between Frostburg State University and the Language Company is an important step in our overall effort to internationalize the campus and provide global opportunities for all members of the University community,” said Vice Provost Dr. John Bowman, who oversees and develops international education as part of his leadership in FSU’s Academic Affairs. “It will result in more international students on our campus and enrolled in our academic programs. This further internationalization of the campus will also encourage our domestic students to make study abroad part of their own educational experience while at Frostburg.”

TLC-Frostburg, which began offering classes in March, is seeking host families for its students. “These host families welcome our students into their lives and homes during the duration of the student's education at TLC-Frostburg,” Fedorow said. “A host family provides a welcoming, safe and comfortable living environment for a TLC student and helps the student's language acquisition by including the student in their daily activities and conversations. Basic requirements would be a private bedroom, two meals per day along with transportation to and from school. Families are compensated for all their time and efforts, and both the families and the students are enriched in this process.”

To learn more about TLC, visit www.thelanguagecompany.com. For more information about TLC-Frostburg, visit www.thelanguagecompany.com/index.php?frostburg. Contact TLC-Frostburg at 301-687-1091 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit http://www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow the University on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Frostburg State University
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