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UDIEP Program Information

IEP Courses & Class Schedule, Program Dates, Part-time Study


Our curriculum and courses are designed for students ranging in proficiency from true beginner to advanced levels. Full-time students receive 21 hours* of instruction per week addressing a complete range of language skills including reading and vocabulary development, writing and grammar, and oral communication; academic listening and note-taking instruction is included at the top levels. Enrichment courses that complement the curriculum at each level are also included.

  • Foundations Level: Introductory level for students who have very little or no working knowledge of English. 
  • Level 1: Beginning level for students who have some basic knowledge of English.
  • Level 2: High beginning level for students who understand simplified input and can be understood, but demonstrate a lack of fluency.
  • Level 3: Low Intermediate level for students who can understand and read adapted material with some ease, but may make frequent mistakes when writing and speaking.
  • Level 4: Intermediate level for students who understand adapted reading material and some authentic material and are able to communicate most ideas clearly when speaking or writing. 
  • Level 5: High intermediate/low advanced level for students who can read and understand most authentic reading material and engage in authentic academic discourse with limited guidance.
  • Level 6: Advanced level for students who can read and understand authentic reading material and engage in authentic academic discourse with limited guidance
  • Level 7: Advanced level for graduate students who can read and understand authentic reading material and engage in authentic discourse with limited guidance.
  • Please note that achievement of proficiency needed to complete a level may require more than one 7-week term of study. Additionally, beginning in fall 2019, the IEP will include levels 6 and 7.  IEP students conditionally admitted for undergraduate studies or who wish to pursue undergraduate studies will need to complete the IEP through level 6 to meet the language proficiency requirement for full admission.  IEP students conditionally admitted for graduate studies or who wish to pursue graduate studies will need to complete the IEP through level 7 to meet the language proficiency requirement for full admission.

    Additional note: Availability of levels is subject to enrollment numbers. The IEP reserves the right to not offer a level should enrollment not be sufficient to open a section in course or at a level.


Classes are held between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students are registered for classes by the IEP administration. Each full-time schedule will include 21 hours* per week of faculty-led classroom instruction as outlined here:

Foundations, Levels 1 and 2
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication — 6 hours
  • Special Topics — 3 hours
Levels 3, 4 and 5
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication/Listening & Note-Taking — 6 hours
  • Special Topics — 3 hours
Levels 6 and 7
  • Reading/Vocabulary — 6 hours
  • Writing/Grammar — 6 hours
  • Oral Communication/Listening & Note-Taking — 6 hours

For more details on the IEP schedule, including a sample weekly schedule grid, please see the IEP Student Handbook. 

*Levels 6 and 7 are 18 hours of instruction per week per level.


The Intensive English Program offers five 7-week terms of study per academic year. Beginning and end dates for each term are as follows*:



Program dates table

Term

Orientation

(All day’s mandatory)

Beginning of Term

End of Term

Fall A 2021

August 17, 18, & 19

August 23

October 13

Fall B 2021

October 14, 15

October 21

December 15

Spring A 2022

January 4, 5, & 6

January 10

March 2

Spring B 2022

March 8, 9, & 10

March 14

May 6

Summer 2022

May 10, 11, & 12

May 16

June 29


*Tentative and subject to change


The IEP welcomes those who wish to study in our Program part-time. All aspects of the Program remain the same for full-time and part-time students.  However, part-time students take less than a full load of courses and only study for 3 to 15 hours per week, i.e. take only one to three courses per level.  Part-time students must complete ALL courses within a level before progressing to the next level of courses. 


NOTE: Availability to enroll as a part-time student is subject to enrollment.  Due to low or no enrollment, some courses or levels may not be available or offered.  Those who wish to enroll part-time should contact the IEP at least two (2) to three (3) months prior to the term in which they wish to enroll in order to confirm availability.


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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1701
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