Intensive English Program (IEP)
NPU's Intensive English Program has received accreditation from The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.
The IEP at NPU has Listening and Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar courses at 7 levels. Each course is 5 hours in class per week for 8 weeks, making a total of 40 hours per course. Classes are student-centered and focus on fluency and accuracy in communication. Our interactive classes never have more than 15 students, giving each student individual attention and the opportunity to improve conversational skills.
The Chief Academic Officer, ESL Administrator, and IEP faculty members are responsible for the IEP’s academic affairs.
The IEP is open to non-native speakers of English who want to improve their English language skills quickly. This program is designed for students preparing for university study, working professionals, and learners who want to increase their ability to communicate in English in general.
Intensive English Program Objectives
- Students will develop fluency and accuracy in both spoken and written English.
- Students will demonstrate comprehension of a variety of non-fiction and literary texts of increasing complexity, evaluate texts using critical reading skills, and identify useful and reliable sources when doing research.
- Students will write sentences, paragraphs, and essays using connecting expressions and supporting details and examples; follow standard paragraph and essay format with topic sentences, thesis statements, citations, and other conventions; and synthesize information from various sources.
- Students will show that they understand spoken interpersonal communications, broadcast media, and academic lectures, and develop the ability to take notes while listening.
- Students will orally communicate concrete and abstract ideas in formal as well as informal settings using increasingly native-like pronunciation, stress patterns, rhythm, and intonation.
- Students will accurately use grammatical structures of greater complexity as well as employ vocabulary of increasing variety and precision.