The Intensive English Program (IEP) at UNL now offers three regular sessions during the academic year. The primary mission of the IEP is to help students prepare for academic study at UNL.
The IEP offers quality instruction in the core skill areas of grammar/usage, reading/writing, and listening/speaking. Special topics courses are offered on a rotating basis. Some of the more recent ones have focused on American Topics, Pronunciation, TOEFL® Preparation, and Current Events. We keep classes small and maintain multiple levels of study.
The classroom isn't the only learning environment in the IEP, though. Once or twice each session, faculty, staff, and students give the books a rest for a day and take a cultural field trip. Recent activities have included a tour of the Nebraska state Capitol, bowling, ice skating, an all-American cook-out, and a visit to a pumpkin patch with young students from Norwood Park elementary school in Lincoln. We believe these cultural events are key to giving our students a well-rounded educational experience.
Participants in the program will receive books and all supporting instructional materials, enjoy out-of-class cultural activities such as trips to baseball games, be able to work with experienced mentor teachers in language and pedagogy classes, and will receive a Certificate of Program Completion.