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Intensive English Program Course Information

Intensive English Program Course Information

The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers four levels (Beginning, Low Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced) taught in 15-16 week semesters, with a 10 week session during the summer.  These sessions are taught year round, offer approximately 20 hours of class time per week, and include the courses listed below.

Beginning – Level 1 Courses:

  • Beginning Reading and Academic Vocabulary
  • Beginning Writing with Grammar Emphasis
  • Oral Communication I
  • Life Skills
  • Pronunciation I

Low Intermediate – Level 2 Courses:

  • Low Intermediate Reading and Academic Vocabulary
  • Low Intermediate Writing with Grammar Emphasis
  • Oral Communication II
  • Historical and Cultural Foundations of America
  • Pronunciation II

High Intermediate – Level 3 Courses:

  • Cultivating Reading Effectiveness and Word Analysis
  • Grammar Application in Paragraphs and Essays
  • Enhancing Basic Academic Discourse
  • Preparation for University Academic Culture
  • Business English

**At this level, students have an opportunity to take at least one university-level course for credit.

Advanced – Level 4 Courses:

  • Expanding Reading Proficiency and Academic Vocabulary
  • Essay Construction and Basic Research Skills
  • Communicative Competence in the Classroom
  • Developing Presentation Skills
  • Introduction to Research Skills

**At this level, students have an opportunity to take at least two university-level courses for credit.

Additional Level 4 Courses for Graduate Students:

  • Academic Research for Graduate Students
  • Advanced Integration of Academic English Skills