Intensive English Program

General

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Program Description

The Intensive English Program (IEP) provides English language and cultural preparation for successful integration into Upper Iowa University’s undergraduate majors, campus life, and surrounding communities. The comprehensive program includes the following courses: reading, grammar, writing, listening/speaking, and American culture.

For the fall and spring semesters (16 weeks each), these five courses are equivalent to 20 hours of in-class studying per week.

The 9-week summer semester is equivalent to 30 hours of in-class studying per week and covers the same material as the regular semesters.

Upon arrival to Upper Iowa University, students take a placement exam that assesses which IEP courses they are required to take based on their English proficiency level.

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Structure of the Intensive English Program

If placed in the beginner level, a student needs at least three semesters to complete the IEP program. If placed in the intermediate level, a student needs at least two semesters to complete the IEP program. If placed in the advanced level, a student needs at least one semester to complete the IEP program.

Beginner Level

  • ESL 011 Reading I
  • ESL 012 Grammar I
  • ESL 013 Writing I
  • ESL 014 Listening/Speaking I
  • ESL 015 American Culture I

Intermediate Level

  • ESL 021 Reading II
  • ESL 022 Grammar II
  • ESL 023 Writing II
  • ESL 024 Listening/Speaking II
  • ESL 025 American Culture II

Advanced Level

  • ESL 031 Reading III
  • ESL 032 Grammar III
  • ESL 033 Writing III
  • ESL 034 Listening/Speaking III
  • ESL 035 American Culture III

Matriculation into Undergraduate Studies

To be considered for the completion of the Intensive English Program and matriculation into undergraduate or graduate studies at Upper Iowa University, a student must meet the following conditions:

  1. Each level must be completed within two semesters. Students who are unable to complete a level in two semesters will not be allowed to continue enrollment at Upper Iowa University and will not complete the Intensive English Program.
  2. Students must complete all required courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better to advance.
  3. A student's writing sample must demonstrate undergraduate writing ability.

Last updated Aug 2020

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