Intensive English Program Course: SAELL

General

Program Description

SAELL Academic Program: Levels & Selection

Program Levels

Students are placed into their level of study based primarily on their most recent TOEFL test score. Some course assignments may vary based upon individual skill area scores. The TOEFL test is given to all new students during their first orientation week. The TOEFL PBT, TOEFL IBT and IELTS equivalents are listed below.

SAELL Levels TOEFL PBT TOEFL IBT IELTS
BASICS 313-403 15-32 (overall) 4.0-4.5 (overall)
INDEPENDENT 1 407-447 33-44 (overall) 4.5-5.0 (overall)
INDEPENDENT 2 450-500 45-61 (overall) 5.0-6.0 (overall)
INDEPENDENT 3 480-587 54-94 (overall) 5.5-7.0 (overall)

Program Selection

SAELL offers three programs to best meet the needs of our students.

SAELL programs Hours per week Types of students

Intensive English Program ("full-time" option)

18-24 hours per week Monday-Thursday

Conditionally admitted NEIU students

Newly admitted F1 students (from outside the USA)

F1 transfer students (from inside the USA)

Intensive English Program (course-by-course option)

3-15 hours per week Monday-Thursday

F2 students, Permanent Residents and others
Customized English Programs Determined by the needs of the organization Community organizations, businesses, hospitals, schools, and others that have specific English learning needs for their members and employees

SAELL students complete the Intensive English Program when they obtain one of the following scores or surpass a higher minimum admission score required by their chosen program:

Level of study TOEFL IBT TOEFL PBT TOEFL CBT IELTS
Undergraduate 61 500 173 6.0
Graduate 79-80 550 213 6.5

Costs and Anticipated Time Spent in SAELL

Tuition & fees for full-time intensive English program students (F1 and J1 language training visa students)*

Scheduled Course Load

Four 3-hour courses per week

and one 6-hour workshop per week

18 class hours per week

Tuition & Fee Total

$3,600 per semester

Approximate Cost Per Class Hour

$15.40

Tuition & fees for part-time (residents, tourists, and degree-seeking international students)*

Course Load

One 3-hour course per week 3 class hours per week

Two 3-hour courses per week 6 class hours per week

Three 3-hour courses per week 9 class hours per week

Four 3-hour courses per week 12 class hours per week

Each 6-hour workshop per week

6 class hours per week (two times per week for 3 hours each)

Tuition

$700 per semester

$1,350 per semester

$1.950 per semester

$2,400 per semester

$1,200 per semester

Approximate Cost Per Class Hour

$18.00

$17.30

$16.66

$15.40

$15.40

*Textbooks, Insurance and Living Expenses are not included in tuition and fees.

Anticipated Time Spent In SAELL

The table below shows how many terms of English language study in SAELL are anticipated for students based on their entrance test scores of the following tests: the International English Language Testing Services (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet Based Test (IBT) and Paper Based Test (PBT).

Entry Test Scores # of terms anticipated in SAELL

IELTS TOEFL IBT TOEFL PBT UNDERGRADUATE GRADUATE
0-4.5 0-34 310-413 3 4
5.0 35-46 417-453 2 1
5.5-6.0 47-68 457-520 1 2
6.0-7.0 69-70 528-587 - 1
Last updated October 2018

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