Academic English Studies at Lewis & Clark College offers content-based classes designed to facilitate an advanced level of proficiency in English and to foster the necessary 21st-century skills needed to be global citizens.
Alexandre Monteiro, a 2020 graduate of Portland’s Wilson High School, was the recipient of the inaugural Michael Graham Scholarship from Lewis & Clark College. Alex enrolled in Lewis & Clark’s Academic English Studies Program (AES), taking classes both online and in person, working diligently on improving his writing and speaking skills in English, as well as his analytical and critical thinking skills, as he prepares to fulfill his higher education goals.
Alexandre’s parents immigrated to Portugal from Guinea Bissau, a small country in West Africa, fleeing war. Alex was then born in Portugal (he speaks fluent Portuguese), living there for 14 years before his family immigrated to the United States, settling in Portland, Oregon.
Learn more about how Academic English Studies at Lewis & Clark College helps non-native English speakers develop academic English and intercultural competency.