Intensive English Language Program

Full-time IELP students will enroll in

  • Core Class 1: Integrated English: Listening and Speaking
    Improve your listening skills, develop your speaking skills, and build your confidence speaking English. 

  • Core Class 2: Writing Intensive
    Become a better writer through focused writing assignments that will improve your grammar, vocabulary and structure.

  • Core Class 3:  Reading Intensive
    Improve critical reading and understanding of text

  • One Enrichment Class to focus on a skill or topic that interests you. Choose from a variety of classes from test preparation to English for STEM to American Idioms. Classes are offered for all levels, beginning to advanced. Different classes are offered each session. 

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CORE CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Integrated English - Listening & Speaking 

Improve your speaking and listening skills to build your confidence interacting in English in the classroom, at conferences, and while presenting. Students will: 

  • use lessons in speaking and listening comprehension to enhance interaction skills 
  • develop fluency, improve vocabulary and increase accuracy 
  • at higher levels, practice analytical discourse and debate 

Writing Intensive 

Become a better writer through focused writing assignments that will improve your grammar, vocabulary, and composition. Students will: 

  • practice skills to write accurately 
  • use reading passages as models to learn and build skills 
  • build knowledge and use of appropriate grammar 

Reading Intensive 

Build your reading skills, vocabulary, and critical thinking to be better prepared for texts you will encounter in the classroom and everyday life. Students will: 

  • develop skills to read a range of texts for various purposes 
  • build high-frequency and academic vocabulary 
  • practice critical thinking and analytical skills  
ENRICHMENT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

ADVANCED LISTENING WORKSHOP, TCALC Levels: 6 - 10

Develop your listening skills by reviewing and analyzing popular English-language podcasts. Students will:  

  • learn how to improve their English using podcasts.  
  • report on podcast episodes which they will find and choose on their own.  
  • create and present their own podcast episode.  
  • practice their skills in our weekly “Chatting with Americans” session. 

UNIVERSITY LIFE AND CULTURE, TCALC Levels: 4 - 7

Improve  your  speaking and listening skills while exploring Temple’s campus,  university life and American culture.  Students will:  

  • Meet Temple University professors, advisors, and students  
  • Visit university classes   
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the similarities and differences between Americans and  their  home country.  
  • Gather in the classroom  for discussions on videos, readings and journal writing  

EVERYDAY ENGLISH VOCABULARY, TCALC Levels: 1 - 4

Develop your English vocabulary and communication for everyday life. Students will: 

  • Use a picture dictionary to study useful vocabulary for daily life such as transportation, shopping, education, dining and describing people.
  • Learn and practice sentences a for daily routines. 
SAMPLE SCHEDULE
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Enrichment
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Chatting with Americans
10:00 - 11:20 AM
Integrated English: Listening and Speaking
9:30 - 11:20 AM
Enrichment
9:30 - 11:20 AM

Enrichment
9:00 - 9:50 AM

Integrated English: Listening and Speaking
10:00 - 11:50 AM
Reading Intensive
12:30 - 1:50 PM

Writing Intensive
12:30 - 2:50 PM

Reading Intensive
12:30 - 1:50 PM 

Integrated English: Listening    and  Speaking      10:00 - 11:50 AM

In-person Tutoring
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
Check-in
2:00 - 2:50 PM
    In-person Tutoring
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Writing Intensive
1:00 - 2:50 PM
      Writing Intensive
1:00 - 2:50 PM
   

Online Tutoring   4:00 - 5:00 PM

   
Total hours per week 21

 

OUR LEVELS

The IELP offers 10 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. Our program allows you to move up until you reach the IELP's highest level.

Not sure of your level? Don't worry! Our team will help you with placement testing one you are enrolled in the program.

TCALC LEVEL    CEFR           TOEFL          IELTS           DUOLINGO   
10 C1 84+ 6.5+ 110+
9 B2 78-83 6.0-6.5 105
8 B2 74-77 6.0 100
7 B2 70-73 5.5 95
6 B2 65-69 5.5 90
5 B1 58-64 5.0-5.5 85
4 B1 50-57 5.0 80
3 B1 42-49 4.5-5.0 70-75
2 A2 N/A N/A 55-65
1 A1 N/A N/A 10-50

The levels are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Our levels range from A1 equivalent to C1 equivalent.