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Program Requirements, Application and Fees


Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

The Intensive English Language program provides 18 hours per week of English language instruction in reading, writing, and discussion; structure and oral presentation; pronunciation; speaking; listening; and culture. Students may enroll in IELP for one or two terms. Upon successful completion of the IELP and with the recommendation of the ESL director, students may matriculate to the College.


English Language Academic Bridge (ELAB)

The English Language Academic Bridge is designed for incoming first-year students whose first language is not English. The program provides one term of English language courses in conjunction with undergraduate courses. Students develop language and academic skills while earning credit towards their undergraduate degree. Applicants must meet all undergraduate admission requirements except for English language proficiency. Upon successful completion of the ELAB term, students will continue with undergraduate Bachelor of Arts courses. Application and fees are available through the Office of Admission.


Short Intensive English Language Program (SIELP)

The Short Intensive English Language program provides an opportunity for international students to study in an intensive language program for seven weeks during the spring term, beginning in early February and ending in late March. SIELP students enroll in 18 hours per week of English language courses in reading, writing, and discussion; structure and oral presentation; pronunciation; speaking; listening; and culture. Outside of class, students participate in campus and community events and activities.


Summer Academic Orientation Program (SAOP)

The Summer Academic Orientation Program (SAOP) provides a one-week intensive and immersive language experience for international students who plan to study in the U.S. or Canada. SAOP students enroll in 25 hours per week of English language courses in reading, writing, and discussion; structure and oral presentation; pronunciation; speaking; listening; and culture. Outside of class, students participate in campus and community events and activities.


University Partnership Programs

ESL works with universities abroad to develop programs for their students who wish to study English language in an American academic setting. We have long-standing and successful relationships with Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan and Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan. If you are interested in setting up a program for your students, please email ESL director Anna Drexler: adrexler@coe.edu.