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Curriculum

IECP Course Offerings

The IECP offers courses in Academic Interactions, Academic Literacies, Grammar for Interactions and Grammar for Literacies focused on academic English to help students prepare to study at institutions of higher learning in the U.S.  We also have several elective options available depending on student's level. 

Core courses:

  • Academic Interactions: Academic oral communication courses that prepare individuals for comprehension and production of Academic English in a variety of academic encounters
  • Academic Literacies: Academic reading and writing courses that prepare individuals for written Academic English in a variety of academic contexts
  • Grammar for Interactions: Complementary courses that prepare individuals for the grammar necessary for oral communication
  • Grammar for Literacies: Complementary courses that prepare individuals for the grammar necessary for academic reading and writing


Elective courses:

  • Applied English: Science: Focuses on content and language within academic sciences fields
  • Applied English: Humanities: Focuses on content and language within academic humanities fields
  • Applied English: U.S. Institutions: Focuses on content and language related to U.S government, law, and civics
  • Foundation English: Spelling:  Focuses on spelling and letter/sound relationships in English
  • Foundations English: Reading: Focuses on strategies for more fluent reading in English
  • Foundation English: Modern Topics: Involves extensive listening and student projects oriented around current themes

 

    Levels

    The IECP has 4 levels:

    • Level 110: High Beginner
    • Level 120: Intermediate
    • Level 130: High Intermediate
    • Level 140: Advanced

     

    At the beginning of each semester, new students take a placement test. Based on the test results, IECP students are placed in the appropriate level. Students move from one level to the next by getting a grade of B (83) or higher.