Programs and Levels

Intensive English Program (IEP)

The Intensive English Program focuses on five language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar. These are offered in three core subject areas: Listening and Speaking; Reading and Writing; and Grammar. Elective courses are also provided to address the special needs of students in areas such as TOEFL preparation, academic vocabulary, business English, pronunciation skills, accent reduction and American idioms.

The Bridge Program

The ELI’s Bridge Program offers highly skilled Advanced Level students the opportunity to complete college level courses concurrent with completing the ELI courses. Advanced Level students who request an ESL faculty evaluation and receive the approval of two IEP instructors are eligible for the Bridge Program. Students may also take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and achieve an acceptable score to establish eligibility for the Bridge Program.

Minimum TOEFL Requirements

TOEFL Test Type For Remedial College Level Courses For Regular Level College Courses
Paper-based 500 550
Computer-based 173 213
Internet-based 61 79

Students who qualify for college level courses will have to schedule these outside the regularly scheduled time for the required courses in the IEP.