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Intensive English Program


Goals

  • To prepare international students both in terms of English language and study skills to be successful in their academic studies at USI or to use the English language professionally or in social contexts.
  • To provide on-going support to international students.
  • To connect international students with other students at USI and the community to familiarize them with the American culture.
  • To engage faculty members with the highest level of professional conduct, teaching skills, and experience in teaching IEP students.
  • To support and engage faculty members in continuous professional development as well as development and improvement of the IEP program.
  • To participate in projects that involve teacher training and language development.
  • To establish the program’s name and quality reputation through participation in professional associations and activities.

Long Term goals

  • To serve as an English language proficiency testing center (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE) and/or CELTA training center
  • To develop special projects such as bringing groups from international professional institutions to campus for English language skills development
  • To accomplish the program’s accreditation with the Commission on English language Program Accreditation (CEA)
  • To Become a member of the AAIEP and UCIEP

 

Calendar

08/19/14 - 08/24/14
Fall Int. Orientation


08/26/14
Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


08/29/14
Welcome Picnic

4:30 p.m. - Grimes Haus

Join iClub in welcoming new students to USI while enjoying a free picnic dinner and outdoor games!


09/9/14
Study Abroad Information Session

9 a.m - 10 a.m - UC 2202

Learn about available programs, costs, and other important details involved in planning your study abroad experience. USI offers over 100 opportunities to study in another country for a summer, a semester, or a year.


09/9/14
Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


09/12/14
First iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

Come and find out what International Club is all about by meeting the officers and other students from around the world!


09/17/14
Study Abroad Information Session

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - UC 2202


09/25/14
Study Abroad Information Session

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - UC 2202


09/23/14
Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall


09/25/14
Study Abroad Infomation Session

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - UC 2202



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