Intensive English Program

Hawaii Community College

Program Description

Intensive English Program

Hawaii Community College

Mission

The mission of the Intensive English Program at Hawaiʻi Community College is to provide academic English language instruction and comprehensive support services to international students seeking academic, personal, and professional goals in a rich, cross-cultural environment.

The IEP offers 18 hours a week of academic English instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar skills. Students are prepared with the skills that they need to study in an American university.

The IEP is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP). Hawaiʻi Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

IEP Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the IEP are expected to be able to do the following:

  • Apply writing and critical thinking skills to personal and academic assignments.
  • Apply appropriate skills to read, comprehend and respond to introductory-level academic and authentic texts.
  • Apply listening and speaking skills to lectures, presentations, and in-class discussions.
  • Understand grammar concepts and apply them to the other skill areas.

Level system

On arrival, you will be placed according to your level check results. The IEP has up to 4 levels (depending on total enrollment). You can expect to spend from one to two sessions in each level (8 to 16 weeks). Moving from one level to the next depends on your performance in class, grades, test scores and attendance.

There are 3 core classes:

  • Writing & Grammar
  • Reading & Vocabulary
  • Listening & Speaking

F1 students must take all 3 courses. Tourists and Residents may choose the courses they would like to take. Tourists may not take more than 2 courses.

Why choose the Intensive English Program at Hawai`i Community College?

SMALL CLASS SIZE

Small class size and friendly teachers make it easy to learn and make progress.

ENGLISH ONLY

Improve your English quickly in our English Only classroom environment.

THE ISLAND OF HAWAII

The Island of Hawaii with its beautiful beaches, tropical rainforests and ancient traditions invites you to enjoy surfing and other ocean sports, hiking, Hula and Hawaiian culture.

CULTURALLY DIVERSE COMMUNITY

Live and study in a culturally diverse community. Enjoy living in a safe and friendly small town.

FREE WEEKEND TRIPS

Free weekend trips to explore the Big Island.

NO TOEFL

No TOEFL or other test score is necessary to enter Hawai`i Community College when you complete the Intensive English Program Level 4.

HOUSING SUPPORT

Housing support and airport pickup are available.

FULL-TIME ENGLISH

Full-time English for college preparation. Extra courses in TOEFL Prep, Grammar Clinic and Hula and Hawaiian Culture.

COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE

Complete your application online.

GET RESPONSE

Get response to any inquiry within 1 business day.

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer program gives real-life opportunities to use your English, and make friends!

STUDY

Study Hula and Hawaiian studies, Hospitality and Tourism, Astronomy, Marine Biology, or Volcanology after completing your English language studies. Many other degree programs also offered.

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING

Customized training for small groups from 2 days to 6 weeks, with English, Science, or Hula focus.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 2019
Duration
Duration
8 weeks
Part time
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Price
Price
342 USD
$342.50/credit.
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USA - Hilo, Hawaii
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USA - Hilo, Hawaii
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