Intensive English Language Institute

IELI Classes


Academic English Program Overview 

     The Academic English Program is the choice of students wishing to enter a university undergraduate or graduate program. Students may enroll in the 16-week Academic English Program fall and spring. 

 Each week consists of 20 hours of instruction taught by qualified ESL instructors. Reading/Writing and Communication classes meet Monday through Friday in the mornings, and Language Labs meet in the afternoons Monday-Thursday. The IELI curriculum uses academic content for language instruction.   

     There are nine total courses students must pass in order to get a certificate of completion for IELI. Course placement is according to the results of department placement tests. All new students must take placement tests. Students can “test out” of a course by taking the placement exam and earning a high enough score to begin more advanced courses.

     Students must earn a “C” or higher in their courses to progress in the Academic English Program. Students completing ELI 315, ELI 216, and ELI 117 of the program by earning a letter grade of “B” or higher will receive a certificate stating their completion of the Academic English Program and use their certificate instead of the TOEFL requirement for admission to university.

     Students are encouraged and do participate in campus activities to further their English. We also provide an opportunity to practice with American Conversation Partners.

 

ELI 115: Academic Reading and Writing

This course is designed to build basic writing skills through reading and writing.  Reading exercises in this course focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and reading strategies.  Writing exercises emphasize parts of speech, sentence structure, and usage of formal English grammar. 

Prerequisite: There are no prerequisites.

Co-requisite: ELI 116, ELI 117 

 

ELI 116: Communications

The course focuses on developing academic listening and speaking skills as well as critical thinking skills and vocabulary. Students will have opportunities to use language in a variety of contexts.  Practice exercises include role play, small group activities, and informal public presentations through writing, reading, listening, and speaking contexts. 

Prerequisite: There are no prerequisite courses.

Co-requisite: ELI 115, ELI 117

 

ELI 117: Language Lab

This course is designed to supplement course instruction in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  A portion of the lab time is focused on teaching grammar skills in context. The Language Lab is a component of regular course work, and encourages students to develop skills in areas of personal interest.  Lab activities include small and whole group discussions, analyzing short films and commentaries, and independent work in specified areas. Instruction is differentiated for each proficiency level. The Language Laboratory also offers computer-assisted instruction, which gives students the opportunity to work with language skill development programs at their own developed pace.   

Prerequisite: There are no prerequisite courses.

Co-requisite: Academic Reading/Writing and Communications at the appropriate placement level

 

ELI 215: Academic Reading and Writing

This course is designed to build writing skills through authentic readings and a multi-drafting process approach to writing in order to prepare for academic work in English.  Reading exercises in this course focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and study skills.  Writing exercises emphasize sentence structure, paragraph organization, short essays, and the use of formal English grammar. 

Prerequisite: ELI 115

Co-requisite: ELI 216, ELI 117

 

ELI 216: Communications

The course focuses on developing academic listening and speaking skills as well as critical thinking skills and vocabulary. Students will have opportunities to use language in a variety of contexts.  Practice exercises include group interaction, pronunciation, formal public speaking, and listening comprehension through writing, reading, listening, and speaking contexts.

Prerequisite: ELI 116

Co-requisite: ELI 215, ELI 117

 

ELI 315: Academic Reading and Writing

This course is designed to build writing skills through authentic readings and a multi-drafting process approach to writing in order to prepare for academic work in English.  Reading exercises in this course focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and study skills.  Writing exercises review paragraph organization and focus on essay construction as well as the use of formal English grammar.

Prerequisite: ELI 115, ELI 215

Co-requisite: ELI 316, ELI 117

 

ELI 316: Communications

This course focuses on developing academic listening and speaking skills as well as critical thinking skills, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Students will have opportunities to use language in a variety of contexts.  Practice exercises include group interaction, debate, whole group discussions, formal public speaking, and comprehension through writing, reading, listening, and speaking contexts.

Prerequisite: ELI 116, ELI 216

Co-requisite: ELI 315, ELI 117 

 


 

You may choose to attend one, two, and/or three of the classes listed above.

**Please note, if you are attending classes on an F-1 student visa, you are required to take all of the classes.**