Intensive English Program
The IEP at UAH is a competitive program whose primary focus is assisting students in developing the language ability necessary for full access to information in an English-medium university such as UAH. With a rigorous curriculum and strict attendance requirements, the program is designed to provide all the information a student will need to progress rapidly in his/her acquisition of English for use in an academic setting. In addition, the program expects a comparable commitment on the part of the student during his/her time at the IEP.
The IEP includes 20 hours of classroom instruction per week and is designed for students who need to achieve language levels for admission to a U.S. university degree program. The program offers classes designed to improve student ability to function in both oral and written academic English. The program is academic in theme and follows principles of communicative language teaching. Students focus on improvement in the four component skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Additional work in pragmatics,
culture, grammar and pronunciation insures progress in both accuracy and fluency, with special attention paid to interaction in a U.S. university context.
If you are interested in applying to the IEP or receiving additional information, please contact the director of the IEP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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