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Intensive English Program


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, discussions, dialogues, short presentations, and basic compositions/paragraph forms; and varied projects such as booklets, 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 for everyday life. 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 short essay writing, basic listening/note taking skills, oral communication and presentation skills, and grammar. At this level students may start taking one elective content based class in their areas of interest and future major. At this level integrative language skills and development are emphasized.

Other classes

  • English for Communication, Culture, and Careers
  • English for Specific Purposes: Business English, Legal English, etc.
  • ibt TOEFL preparation courses
  • English for Academic Purposes, Writing, and Research
Students take this class 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, essay writing, library research for academic projects, proper citation, educational trips, and homework outside the classroom.




Brazilian Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall/

iClub Spring Break

Orlando and Cocoa Beach, FL

South Korean Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

Panama Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

iClub Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

iClub Semi-Formal

Time and Location TBA

Study Abroad Information Session

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. - UC East 2217

You will 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.

New Zealand Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

iClub Picnic

4:30 p.m. - Grimes Haus

The Netherlands Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall

International Reception

3:30 p.m. - Carter Hall

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International Club

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