CAPE: Center for Advanced Proficiency in English

Center for Advanced Proficiency in English

The University of Maryland Baltimore County’s (UMBC) Center for Advanced Proficiency in English (CAPE) has been established in collaboration with the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and entities of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) through a grant from the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) to advance the English language proficiency and intercultural communication skills of non-native English Speakers with strategic foreign language skills.

Focusing specifically on the professional writing skills and intercultural communication for an American context, CAPE provides a 10-week online, asynchronous course entitled Advanced Professional Writing in English. Because the course is available entirely online, this greatly expands the training opportunities to participants located in regions throughout the US and across the globe.