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Intensive English Program Classes

Our classes are designed for students ranging in proficiency 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; academic listening and note-taking instruction is included at the top levels. Enrichment courses that complement the curriculum at each level are also included.

Class Level Descriptions

  • Foundations Level: Introductory level for students who have very little or no working knowledge of English. Advancement from the Foundations Level to Level 1 may require more than one 7-week term.
  • Level 1: Beginning level for students who have some basic knowledge of English.
  • Level 2: High beginning level for students who understand simplified input and can be understood, but demonstrate a lack of fluency.
  • Level 3: Low Intermediate level for students who can understand and read adapted material with some ease, but may make frequent mistakes when writing and speaking.
  • Level 4: Intermediate level for students who understand adapted reading material and some authentic material and are able to communicate most ideas clearly when speaking or writing. 
  • Level 5: High intermediate/low advanced level for students who can read and understand most authentic reading material and engage in authentic academic discourse with limited guidance.
  • Level 6: Advanced level for students who can read and understand authentic reading material and engage in authentic academic discourse with limited guidance
  • Level 7: Advanced level for graduate students who can read and understand authentic reading material and engage in authentic discourse with limited guidance.

Please note that achievement of proficiency needed to complete a level may require more than one 7-week term of study. Additionally, beginning in fall 2019, the IEP will include levels 6 and 7.  IEP students conditionally admitted for undergraduate studies or who wish to pursue undergraduate studies will need to complete the IEP through level 6 to meet the language proficiency requirement for full admission.  IEP students conditionally admitted for graduate studies or who wish to pursue graduate studies will need to complete the IEP through level 7 to meet the language proficiency requirement for full admission.

Class Schedule

Classes are held between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday Students are registered for classes by the IEP administration. Each full-time schedule will include 21 hours* per week of faculty-led classroom instruction as outlined here:

Foundations, Levels 1 and 2
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication — 6 hours
  • Special Topics — 3 hours
Levels 3, 4 and 5
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication/Listening & Note-Taking — 6 hours
  • Special Topics — 3 hours
Levels 6 and 7
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication/Listening & Note-Taking — 6 hours

For more details on the IEP schedule, including a sample weekly schedule grid, please see the IEP Student Handbook. 

*levels 6 and 7 are 18 hours of instruction per week per level.

CONTACT

Intensive English Program

Rike Center
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
937-229-1510
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