Intensive English Program (IEP)

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The Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed for students who wish to communicate effectively in English for a variety of personal and academic purposes.  IEP students develop a broad understanding of language and culture that will allow them to effectively pursue every day needs and prepare them for higher level language study.  The IEP offers 23 hours of classes per week and five proficiency levels of study on a semester system.  There are three sessions offered each year.

Foundation Levels:

The first two levels of the program are known as the foundation levels because they help students with lower initial proficiency achieve the basic langauge knowledge they will need to pursue more advanced learning goals.  Classes for the foundation levels are as follows:

Fundamental (level 1) and Basic (level 2) courses:

  • Reading and Vocabulary (8 hours per week)
  • Listening & Speaking (7 hours per week)
  • Writing & Grammar (8 hours per week)
My-Track Levels:

The higher levels in the IEP program are known as the "My-Track" levels because students in these three levels get to customize their own learning path through the choice of elective courses related to their specific areas of interest.  Students take a series of core courses designed to improve their general knowledge of the traditional English skill areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar) and can choose one content-based course per semester that fits their intended major or other area of interest.  Classes for the My-Track levels are as follows:

Intermediate (level 3), High Intermediate (level 4), and Advanced (level 5) courses: