Intensive English Language Program

This program provides students with the English language and academic preparatory skills to be successful when pursuing an American college education. Students gain valuable experience in all forms of English communication while developing their academic skills in a community college atmosphere. This program includes opportunities to investigate a variety of college transfer and vocational degrees prior to beginning a program of study.

TESOL scores are not required for admission to this program; English language skills assessments will be utilized for proper course placement. Students are accepted into this intensive program three times a year, at the beginning of each semester. Upon successful completion of this program, students will have learned the English language and academic skills to be successful American college students.

Plan of Study

  • College Experience
  • Fundamental, Intermediate Academic Prep OR
  • Reading and Writing
  • Common Context Communication
  • College Entrance and Placement Exam Prep
  • *Fundamental, Intermediate Academic Prep OR
  • Reading and Writing
  • Communicating Effectively in Western Societies
  • College Entrance and Placement Exam Prep
  • *College Preparatory English
  • Academic Projects and Presentations
  • Introduction to American Culture

*Students' placement in English language courses is determined after arrival at WITCC. Some students MAY need more than 2-3 semesters to complete this program.

Western Iowa Tech Community College

WITCC is the best place to start your studies in the United States and to experience American education and culture!


Western Iowa Tech is a community college located in the heart of America. It offers an excellent education and has one of the most affordable tuition rates in the United States.

The instructors are specially trained to teach students whose first language is not English. The team is not only committed to teaching excellence, but also to caring for students’ personal needs. Students receive attention, support and dedication that go far beyond regular business hours or days.

Western Iowa Tech’s English Language Learning program will improve English skills and provide confidence to be successful in American college courses as well as prepare students for using English in the workplace.

Here is what one former student has to say about Western Iowa Tech:

“Sioux City is a perfect place to live and to study. It is not a small city, but not so big either. You can easily and quickly go anywhere you need. It is a place where you still can feel safe. I am glad that, among all the cities and states of the USA, I am living here. And definitely, Western Iowa Tech Community College is, for me, the best place to work. I love coming to our Global Education Office to take care of all these international students and friends, after all, I am international too!”

-Rosana Burright is from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. She is a resident of Sioux City, a former Western Iowa Tech student, and part of WIT’s Global Education team.

Program taught in:
  • English

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