The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington offers a comprehensive set of courses aimed mainly at preparing international students to study in English at the university level.
The mission of the Intensive English Program is to serve learners of English by offering courses designed to support development of English language skills for academic studies in North American universities. As part of the Department of Second Language Studies, the IEP also contributes to the development of ESL professionals, encourages curricular innovation, and supports the research mission of the department. In these ways the IEP contributes to the broader mission of Indiana University in fostering a community of global citizens.
The instructional program of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Indiana University is designed to help non-native English speakers increase their English language skills. Most IEP students are preparing to enter North American universities after completing the IEP program. Others are learning English for professional purposes. The curriculum is designed for students at all levels of English language proficiency, with an emphasis on developing the necessary oral and written skills for academic studies and business or professional communication.
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