Intensive English Program

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The Intensive English Program (the IEP) at Emporia State University is a three-level language program (Beginning,Intermediate and Advanced) whose aim is to develop proficiency in English for students whose native language is not English. At both levels, the IEP offers classes in four language areas: reading, structure, writing, and speaking & understanding. The academic foundation for each class is basic language skills used in everyday situations. Students should demonstrate competence in these skill areas at the end of each course. As it builds a foundation of English competency, the IEP also develops a student’s academic potential. To this end, the IEP prepares students for academic teaching styles, teaching methods, and classroom expectations common to most U.S. university environments. The IEP also works to foster student involvement in campus and community events and activities at Emporia State University.

The Intensive English Program at Emporia State University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2014 through April 2015 and agrees to uphold the CEA standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA,