Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program offers five 7-week terms of study per academic year. The IEP serves both full-time and part-time students with proficiencies ranging from true beginner to high intermediate/advanced levels. Full-time students receive 21 hours of instruction per week addressing a complete range of language skills including reading and vocabulary development, writing and grammar, and oral communication. Enrichment courses that complement the curriculum at each level are also included, and an academic listening and note-taking instruction is included at the top levels. IEP classes are non-credit bearing.

Our program aims to create opportunities for continuous engagement between international and domestic students in order to facilitate language and intercultural development.  As part of this effort, we offer multiple sessions of Conversation Groups each week along with special events and course collaborations. Our students are part of the tapestry of campus life as they attend classes on the main campus.

The University of Dayton offers conditional admission options for both undergraduate and graduate international students who are developing their English language skills. Successful completion of the IEP is one pathway for full admission.

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Our Mission

The Intensive English Program welcomes a diverse community of international learners to prepare them for success in their academic careers by providing English language instruction rooted in best practices. IEP’s diverse team of TESOL professionals guides students toward autonomy as they learn, explore, and practice the habits necessary for success in U.S. higher education. Together with University academic departments, IEP creates and facilitates opportunities for intercultural exchange.

Contact the IEP

Rike Center room 110 (View campus map >>)
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469-1701

Tel: +1 937-229-3514
Fax: +1 937-229-2766
email: iep@udayton.edu

Karin Avila-John, Program Manager