Overview of Courses Offered

The Intensive English Program includes four core classes and optional electives, meeting for two months per level.  Students are required to enroll for the complete, full-time program.

  • After students take the ESOL Placement test, they will be registered into each of these classes for their correct level:  Level 1, 2, 3, or 4.  Each core class includes Computer Lab time for extra practice.
  • Students who finish the IEP program mid-semester or who need further study, will take the Bridge program, which includes a credit course as well as language courses.
  • Students who test into the Fundamentals Level will take Foundations of English Language Skills, Foundations of Oral Communication, and Foundations of Grammar to prepare for entry into the full IEP program.
  • The program is a Monday through Friday program, meeting each day approximately 10:00-3:00 pm.  The schedule is intense, but students will improve quickly!

Oral Communication

Students practice listening and speaking by participating in conversations, giving presentations, and taking notes on academic lectures.

Reading & Vocabulary

Students develop and practice reading comprehension skills, such as skimming and scanning, predicting, and understanding the main idea of a text.

Writing

Students learn to organize and write sentences, paragraphs and essays using effective grammar and organization.

Grammar

Students develop a strong foundation in English grammar, applying skills in written and oral presentations.

Electives

IEP students may also take an elective course as part of their studies for an extra cost.  These will include TOEFL language exam preparation,  American Culture or American Pronunciation.

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