Intensive English Program


Program Description

The Intensive English Program provides Christ-centered quality English instruction for international students in preparation for entering Dallas Baptist University undergraduate and graduate programs and for other personal goals to traditional age and adult students in order to produce servant leaders who have the ability to integrate faith and learning through their respective callings.

The Intensive English Program (IEP) is the ideal way to learn English and to prepare for university-level education in the U.S. The Intensive English Program offers full-time weekly instruction from professional, highly qualified teachers who are native English speakers. Your communication skills will greatly improve, and you will develop better study and research skills. A free tutoring program is also offered, which will give you the individual help needed to succeed even faster! The Intensive English Program also includes frequent cultural field trips and visits to American homes, which will help you learn more about American culture. After successfully completing the Intensive English Program, you will be eligible to enroll in academic classes at DBU without taking the TOEFL or IELTS exams.

Benefits of studying in the Intensive English Program:

  • Small, year-round classes offered in eight-week terms.
  • Three hours of academic credit per semester included in the IEP cost.
  • Basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  • No TOEFL or IELTS needed.

Accredited by CEA

The Dallas Baptist University Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2017 through August 2021 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S.

The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) requires all accredited programs, including Dallas Baptist University’s Intensive English Program, to maintain compliance with CEA Standards.

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Tuition & Fees

These are the current rates for the Intensive English Program at Dallas Baptist University. Prices are provided for the 8-week session and also 16-weeks.


8-weeks (one session)

16-weeks (two sessions)

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Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

Founded in 1898, DBU has one mission—to transform the lives of students who will transform the world, all for the glory of God.

Founded in 1898, DBU has one mission—to transform the lives of students who will transform the world, all for the glory of God. Read less