Intensive English Center  


IEC Curriculum Information

At the IEC we offer 6 levels of English instruction. Each level includes classes in

  • reading
  • writing
  • listening
  • speaking
  • pronunciation
  • cultural orientation
  • oral presentation
  • grammar
  • discussion
  • computer-assisted instruction
  • American culture

The American Culture class consists of monthly outings to local areas of interest and also includes participation in culturally based activities.

Special Features of IEC Instruction

  • Small class size
    Class sizes are small (5-15 students), and instruction is individualized.
  • Tutoring
    Specialized tutoring in all skills, including pronunciation, is available for all IEC students.
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning
    Computer-assisted language learning is part of our curriculum every day. Students learn to read and send e-mail messages, prepare assignments on computers, use interactive computer software, select and evaluate Internet language resources, and participate in electronic discussions based on cultural activities.

Students attending the IEC can expect 2-3 hours of homework per day. Classes run from 9-12 and 1-3 or 4 in the afternoon, depending on the level. Students can participate in occasional weekend outings or become aware of local opportunities via email. While students are not required to attend, these outings often provide helpful insights into American culture.

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