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Intensive English Program

Levels 1-7

The IEP features a skills-based curriculum in which the students learn and improve their English language abilities by focusing on the following skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar. IEP classes prepare students for future academic or professional use of English. A further goal of the upper levels of the program is to give students the foundation they need to succeed in rigorous academic classes in CESL’s University Track Pathway and, eventually, in a degree program at University of Arizona.

Students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) take a placement test upon arrival to determine which level the student will begin. Once the appropriate level has been determined, the students receive a full time schedule for the following courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Reading Skills
  • Grammar

All of the levels in the IEP are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for language proficiency (CEFR) from proficiency A1 (Beginner) to proficiency B1+ (High Intermediate).  If you are interested in taking IEP classes part-time, click here

Riko Iwamoto & Nozomi Watanabe - Japan

Program Details


Application deadlines are at 5pm Arizona time. All applications materials must be received by the application deadline.

Summer 2022 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
May 1
Report Date:
May 31
Session Duration June 6July 29
Fall I 2022 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
July 16
Report Date:
Aug 16
Session Duration August 22October 13
Fall II 2022 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
September 11
Report Date:
Oct 11
Session Duration October 17December 9
Spring 1, 2023 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
December 3
Report Date:
Jan 3
Session Duration January 9March 3
Spring II, 2023 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
February 7
Report Date:
Mar 7
Session Duration March 13May 5
Summer 2023 (8-week full session)
Application Deadline
April 30
Report Date:
May 30
Session Duration June 5July 28

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