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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.

Please note that achievement of proficiency needed to complete a level may require more than one 7-week term of study. For a fuller description of levels, please click here.

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

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

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Center for International Programs

Rike Center 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

937-229-3514