Intensive English Language Program Curriculum

Levels of Instruction

The Program has six levels of study. Classes focus on the skills of Listening/Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Level six students who qualify may take the TOEFL Preparation class in place of one of the other classes.

The program offers two fifteen-week semesters, fall and spring. Students enroll for eighteen credit hours per semester (5 classes) and are in class for eighteen hours per week. Classes are offered during the day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and in the evening from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Program also offers two seven-week blocks during summer semester. Students are in class eighteen hours per week each block and take three classes one block and two classes during the other block. Classes are offered during the day from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Each level takes one 15-week semester (including summer) to complete. True beginning level students need five semesters to complete the program, while other students need less time depending on their previous exposure to English and their initial level of placement.

All courses count toward a student's Grade Point Average (GPA) and appear on his or her transcript. Level 6 students can apply up to 18 credits to fulfill the foreign language requirement for an Associate or Bachelors Degree.