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Intensive English Program

Program Levels

All courses include classroom instruction, small and large group discussions, language labs, and out-of-class work. We have a student-centered approach to instruction that focuses on language learners and their needs for success.

Level 1

Students take classes that will help them build the basis for developing language skills using a wide range of resources and technology. Classes include the systematic presentation of basic grammar; everyday and general topics through simplified audio-visual materials, short discussions, dialogues, short presentations, and basic compositions at a sentence level; and varied projects such as building their dictionary with new vocabulary, short video presentations, cultural trips, and out of class homework.

Level 2 - 4

Students take classes that focus on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills as well as grammar and vocabulary incorporated in the skills and writing classes realting to everyday life topics. Varied activities and projects such as journal compositions, video presentations, discussions and dialogues, cultural/educational trips, language lab time, and homework out of the classroom will be part of the program. Instructors will use some authentic academic material and practice more advanced conversations and use of idioms.

Level 5 and 6

Students take classes that focus on academic preparation such as extensive reading and essay writing, lecture preparation listening and note taking skills, oral communication and presentation skills, and grammar. At this level integrative language skills and development are emphasized.

Other classes in the higher levels

  • English for Specific Purposes (ESP): Business English, Legal English, English for Nursing, etc.
  • ibt TOEFL Preparation course
  •  Writing with Research and proper Citation to avoid Plagiarism
Students take these classes as part of the curriculum and are not charged separately. The goal is to prepare them for entrance into an undergraduate or graduate program in an American college or university.

The focus in this class is lectures, note taking skills, academic discussions and presentations, test taking strategies, essay writing, library research for academic projects, proper citation, educational trips, and homework outside the classroom.




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

Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

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!

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.

Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

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!

Study Abroad Information Session

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

Study Abroad Information Session

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

Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

Study Abroad Infomation Session

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

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