Mission, Vision, and Core Values


The Intensive English Program (IEP) serves the educational mission of Kennesaw State University through best practices in ESL instruction and student services. As part of the Division of Global Affairs, the IEP prepares students for academic, career, and/or personal success in English language proficiency through its commitment to the following:

  • Innovative instruction using the latest technology and methodology to promote student-centered learning

  • Comprehensive curricula that respects and reflects student diversity

  • Advising and student support that provide a safe and friendly environment

  • Local and global partnerships that expand educational opportunity

  • Campus and local activities that enhance communication and cultural competence among students

  • Professional development opportunities for IEP faculty, staff and students


The Intensive English Program at Kennesaw State University will serve as the leading ESL center in the southeastern United States.

Core Values

  • Integrity: IEP shall serve every student with the highest standards of honesty, professionalism and ethics.

  • Academic Excellence: IEP teachers are highly-trained ESL professionals who possess the academic credentials and international experience required to help students excel. Courses in the following subject areas help students improve their English language proficiency:

    • Reading
    • Writing
    • Listening
    • Speaking
    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar
    • TOEFL Preparation
    • ACT/SAT Preparation
    • Pronunciation

  • Student Success: IEP provides students with the information and assistance they need to succeed by offering the following:

    • New Student Orientation
    • Academic and Cultural Advising
    • ESL Tutoring Center
    • Consistent communication among teachers, advisers and students
    • Welcoming and friendly learning environment

  • Cultural Understanding: IEP helps students learn about American culture, become part of Kennesaw State University, and integrate with the campus and local communities through the following:

    • Classroom, community and cultural diversity
    • Field trips to famous landmarks in and around Atlanta
    • Global Village resource facility for ESL students
    • Conversation Partners
    • Peer Mentor Program