Courses

Intensive Program courses help students build fluency throughout their language development.  While students at lower levels focus on foundational skills, students at high-intermediate and advanced levels focus on specific skill sets relevant to their language goals. ELP levels are benchmarked to the Common European Framework of Reference. Please click here to see the ELP-CEFR level equivalency chart.

Beginner to intermediate levels

Students at the low-beginner (100) level take two courses: one 10-hour course that includes all language skills and one 10-hour course that focuses on grammar and vocabulary.

 

Students at beginner to intermediate (200-500) levels take two courses: one 10-hour course that focuses on listening and speaking and one 10-hour course that focuses on reading and writing. Both courses include grammar and vocabulary study.

 

Descriptions of beginner to intermediate courses can be found at 100-500 Level Courses.

High-intermediate levels

Students at the high-intermediate (600-700) levels take three courses: one 10-hour course that includes all language skills and two elective courses selected by the student.  Elective courses focus on specific skill sets, such as grammar, pronunciation, or TOEFL iBT preparation. 


Descriptions of high-intermediate course offerings can be found at 600-700 Level Courses.  

Advanced level

Students at the advanced (800) level take four elective courses selected by the student.   Advanced level courses cover topics such as academic vocabulary, writing research papers, advanced grammar, and English for Engineering.  

Descriptions of advanced course offerings can be found at 800 Level Courses.  

Super-Intensive Program option

Descriptions of SIP course offerings can be found at Super-Intensive Courses

Socio-Cultural Components

Throughout the program, students participate in activities that broaden their experience in the US culture.  Learn more about the social activities, field trips, conversation partner program, volunteer opportunities, and student center here