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Student Support

Students in the University of Dayton Intensive English Program receive support both in and out of the classroom. Opportunities to communicate with native U.S. speakers, including other University of Dayton students, are combined with activities on and off campus, providing many options for engaging in U.S. American culture.

IEP Study Center

The IEP Study Center is available for all registered IEP students. Working one-on-one with tutors, students learn and practice writing, reading and proofreading strategies as well as listening, speaking and vocabulary building strategies necessary for critical, college-level discourse. Students can choose to work individually with a tutor or together as small group members. Tutors can also answer clarifying questions about project instructions or other assignments for class.

Visit the IEP Study Center on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Roesch Library, room 501.

Conversation Groups

Conversation Groups bring together IEP students with American students for informal conversation. You will meet and talk with American students on a regular basis, usually once a week for about an hour. The primary purpose is to help you improve your conversational English and increase your knowledge of American culture.

Each session will start with a conversation question, with the freedom to follow the question’s lead or take the conversation in a new direction. As an IEP student, you will benefit by being able to practice English and by getting to know what the life of a “real American” is like.

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Each term, the Intensive English Program offers activities on and off campus just for IEP students. In the past, these events have included trips to local sites like the U.S. Air Force Museum, movie theatres, restaurants, ice skating, local shopping centers, and more. IEP students are encouraged to take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about U.S. American culture and explore life off campus. Look for fliers outside the IEP classrooms on the first and second floors of Rike Center.