Courses

IEP CoursesBefore beginning classes, an Intensive English Program student's language ability is assessed. At orientation, students take an English placement exam that covers listening, grammar, vocabulary, and reading. Students also provide a writing sample and have an oral interview with an IEP faculty member.

Based on the test scores and evaluations, students are then placed into the appropriate level of study. See below for a breakdown of the levels and what language skills are required at each.

  • Level
    Description
  • Intro
    For students with limited English skills.
  • Level 1 (Beginning)
    For students with basic understanding of English.
  • Level 2 (High Beginning)
    For students with a basic understanding of English, basic communication skills and limited reading and writing.
  • Level 3 (Intermediate)
    For students with the ability to communicate socially and read texts with a limited controlled vocabulary.
  • Level 4 (High Intermediate)
    For students with the ability to communicate socially and engage in academic work in English but with linguistic assistance.
  • Level 5 (Advanced)
    For students with advanced oral and aural skills and ability to engage in academic work.
  • Level 6 (High Advanced)
    For students with an English proficiency level that would allow success in most universities with some significant linguistic boundaries.

The courses a student can take vary slightly based on their level. See below for a list of IEP courses, the topic, and the level to which they are offered.

Core Curriculum Classes

  • Course
    Levels Offered
    Content
  • Integrated Skills
    Intro-2
    Introduces students to English grammar and vocabulary as well as developing reading, writing, and speaking skills.
  • Grammar
    3-6
    Strengthens students' English grammar skills from the intermediate to advances levels.
  • Reading
    3-6
    Courses in reading advance from controlled texts to novels and academic literature.
  • Writing
    3-6
    Courses range from the basics of composition to university-level academic writing.
  • Vocabulary & Idioms
    3-6
    Expands the student's understanding and use of English vocabulary and idioms in a variety of contexts.
  • Listening & Speaking
    3-6
    Focuses on social and academic communication and comprehension.

 Friday Elective Classes

  • Course Name
    Description
  • Pronunciation
    Teaches students the proper emphasis of words and syllables for effective communication.
  • TOEFL Preparation
    Teaches students how to effectively study for and achieve a desired score on the TOEFL Test. This class encompasses all parts of the TOEFL Test, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Sample Class Schedule

  • This is a sample schedule. Class days and times are not guaranteed.
  • Schedule is subject to change
  • Students may request a particular section and schedule, but the IEP does not guarantee placement in that section.
  • Student proficiency level to be determined by placement exam, writing sample, and oral interview.
  • Optional activities will be offered on two Fridays during the session.

Sample Morning Schedule

  • Time
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
  • 8:15am-9:50am
    Writing
    Listening & Speaking
    Writing
    Listening & Speaking
  • 10:00am-11:30am
    Reading
    Grammar
    Reading
    Grammar
  • 1:20pm-2:50pm
    Vocabulary & Idioms
    Grammar
    Vocabulary & Idioms
    Grammar

Sample Afternoon Schedule

  • Time
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
  • 11:40am-1:10pm
    Writing
    Listening & Speaking
    Writing
    Listening & Speaking
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm
    Reading
    Grammar
    Reading
    Grammar
  • 4:45pm-6:15pm
    Vocabulary & Idioms
    Grammar
    Vocabulary & Idioms
    Grammar

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