What to expect

Your placement test will be administered during Orientation to determine your proficiency level. You will be placed in one of the 3 levels of English offered based on the results: Intermediate, High Intermediate, and Advanced. The class size is approximately 15 students. We hold our classes on the Main Campus in the morning and afternoon.

The Intensive English Program offers a unique educational experience:

  • A world-class, expert faculty, with Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language
  • A rigorous academic program, with clear learning objectives to reach each level
  • A unique dedication from faculty and staff to help you succeed academically
  • Access to all services available within the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Intensive English Program is for those who want to:

  • Fulfill a personal dream of pursuing a degree from a U.S. college or university
  • Achieve professional success in the U.S. or abroad
  • Gain a significant improvement in your English language proficiency while enjoying a beautiful stay in San Antonio, TX

Calendar

Fall 2019

  • Deadline for International Applicant: August 1, 2019 (contact eslservices@utsa.edu if an extension is needed)
  • Orientation Week: August 19-23, 2019
  • First day of class: August 26, 2019
  • Final day to register: September 11, 2019
  • Last day of class: December 6, 2019

Spring 2020

  • Deadline for International Applicant: December 15, 2019 (contact eslservices@utsa.edu if an extension is needed)
  • Orientation Week: January 13-January 17, 2020
  • First day of class: January 21, 2020
  • Final day to register: February 5, 2020
  • Last day of class: May 8, 2020

Summer 2020

  • Deadline for International Applicant: May 1, 2020 (contact eslservices@utsa.edu if an extension is needed)
  • Orientation Week: May 21-25, 2020
  • First day of class: May 26, 2020
  • Final day to register: June 10, 2020
  • Last day of class: August 7, 2020

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Instruction focuses on these areas

Reading / Vocabulary

  • You will learn the definitions and contextual uses of many different words. Some may sound very similar but have small differences in their spellings and pronunciations.

Writing / Grammar

  • You will learn to apply a wide array of advanced vocabulary to writing assignments.

Oral Communication

  • You will learn how to speak the English language fluently with ease. There are many nuances to the English language that are not easily understood by just reading a textbook.

TOEFL Preparation

  • (Test of English as a Foreign) We will test the skills you have obtained over the course of this ESL program.

Requirements for the IEP

  • Must be 17 years old and a High School graduate or equivalent by the first day of class.
  • Must submit a photocopy of current passport and visa (if applicable).
  • Must submit a bank statement showing that you have at least $12,498.00 to pay educational expenses.

Approximate cost per semester

(prices are subject to change)

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $4,000
  • Application Fee: $60
  • Testing: $100
  • University Fees: $513
  • Total: $4673

Other Mandatory Expenses

  • Heath Insurance Fall 2019 $1,125
  • Books: $300.00

Living Expenses

  • One year (Summer, Fall, Spring): $9,200.00
  • One Semester (Fall or Spring): $3,500.00
  • Summer: $2,200.00

Meal Plan

  • One Semester (Fall, or Spring): $1,900.00
  • Summer: $1,300.00

Miscellaneous

  • Personal Expenses: $1,000.00

*Please note that students who enroll in the Spring semesters will automatically be charged health insurance for Spring and Summer

Orientation week at UTSA

  • Attend New International Student Orientation
  • Take Placement Test
  • Attend New International Student Welcome Party to meet other UTSA international students
  • Pick up your UTSA Student ID card at UTSA Card Office
  • Pay tuition and fees at UTSA Fiscal Services
  • Meet Faculty and Staff of The Intensive English Program

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Please visit esl.utsa.edu for more information

Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated September 19, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Request Info
Jan 21, 2020
Duration
10 - 14 weeks
Part-time
Full-time
Price
4,000 USD
For more information please visit esl.utsa.edu
Deadline
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Dec 15, 2019
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