Undergraduate Catalog

Intensive English Language Program (ENIN/IELP)

The Intensive English Language Program offers instruction in the English language and in American life and culture for non-native speakers of English. The mission of the IELP is to offer innovative programs to international students. These programs are designed to increase English proficiency, to assist with acculturation of life in the United States, and to facilitate academic success at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This academic program has four levels of instruction, and each level offers courses in listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and composition. Skilled-based instruction is integrated across skill-levels, incorporating service learning and civic engagement.

Students learn about the United States through class activities and discussions, interaction with American students and faculty members on campus, field trips, campus programs, and other community events.

All ENIN courses earn University credit. Students can earn a certificate in English as an International Language.

The Intensive English Language Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period of April 2015 through April 2019 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 national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314, 703-665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.