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Full-Time Intensive English - Worcester

Campus: Worcester
School: English Language Academy

Full Time Intensive English Program – Worcester

The Full-Time Intensive English Program (IEP) helps students to acquire the language and social practices necessary for academic success. All courses have been designed to integrate both language and content—with a strong focus on the health sciences. Class sizes are small, with a limit of 16 students per class, and the faculty fosters a student-centered learning environment. A key component to the program involves students regularly participating in volunteer experiences, within healthcare-related settings, in order to develop authentic communication skills with providers and patients.

The ELA’s Intensive English Program offers classes at five proficiency levels: High Beginner, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, Low-Advanced, and Advanced. The Intensive English Program schedule includes 15-weeks of coursework during the fall and spring semesters, and a 12-week summer session. 

The Intensive English Program requires students to complete 21 hours of study, each week. Students take 10 hours of core class, 5 hours of listening and speaking class, and two three-hour special topics classes.

Successful completion of Advanced Level coursework—Level 5, earns the students a Certificate of Completion from the Intensive English Program.