The Intensive English Program (IEP) at USI helps international students, scholars, and professionals to develop English language skills, academic strategies, and cultural knowledge necessary for success in academic programs and professional settings in the United States.
The program provides non-native English-speaking students with the resources and opportunities to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills to a level appropriate for university study and to equip them with the academic strategies necessary for successful study in a language and culture that may differ from their native language and/or culture. The IEP also prepares students to pass proficiency standards for the TOEFL test.
Upon successful completion of the Intensive English Program, a written exam administered by USI’s Composition Program and English Department will be used to determine placement into the appropriate level of freshman composition: ENG100/101/201.
The IEP will be structured according to the levels of proficiency identified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Each level will include courses in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and culture to be administered in eight-week terms with twenty-five hours of instruction per week. Units will provide students with initial intensive skills instruction in the four skills with embedded cultural learning before emphasizing any specific skill.
Please see GENS 094, 095, and 096 courses that apply to this program.
For more information, visit www.usi.edu/international/intensiveenglishprogram/