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Course Description

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides non-native English speakers with specific language skills to prepare them for entering a U.S. university or the global marketplace. University of San Diego's English Language Academy (ELA) maintains a rigorous academic course of study, with a focus on five core skills and TOEFL preparation. Many of our successful graduates have gone on to undergraduate and graduate programs across the country.

  • Six levels of English, from Beginning to Advanced
  • Pre-testing for accurate class placement
  • Post-testing to highlight improvements
  • Small classes of 10-15 for a strong connection with faculty
  • Highly qualified, experienced professors with graduate degrees and English Language teaching
  • The program is scheduled in 14-week semesters in the Fall and Spring, and a 10-week semester in the Summer. There is a shortened version of the Intensive English Program with two 7 week sessions in the Fall and Spring, and two 5-week sessions during the Summer.
 

 

Learner Outcomes

  • Develop and expand your English language skills
  • Build an academic vocabulary and strengthen your grammar skills
  • Form an understanding of different English dialects and idioms
  • Use engaging communication activities to significantly improve listening and understanding
  • Prepare for and increase TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Training System) score
  • Become familiar with American culture to better understand the background and values of Americans 
  • Apply new skills to successfully transition to college or enhance career

Of note: at the English Language Academy, Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are specific to each skill/level.

Course Details

Who Should Attend: International students who are considering entering a U.S. university or the global marketplace.

Materials and Textbooks: costs of materials and textbooks are included in the tuition. 

Accommodations: Students may have an opportunity to stay in the university’s student residence halls. They are modern, clean and comfortable apartments, generally for eight students in twin-study bedrooms with two communal bathrooms and a living area. Each residence has its own reception area, round-the-clock security, vending machines and laundry facilities. Residential students have full-board which includes three meals per day.  Campus housing is not available for the Short Term Intensive English Language Program.

Instructors: USD faculty and experienced practitioners provide a stimulating and participative learning environment. All instructors have earned a Master's Degree or higher.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Application

Name
English Language Academy Application
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Type
In Person
Days
T, Th
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Jun 25, 2024 to Aug 01, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
W, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 26, 2024 to Aug 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
2024 ELA Summer - 5 Week non-credit $3,000.00
Section Fees
Available for Extension Credit
25 units
Section Notes

Textbooks/materials are included in the price of tuition; Application Fee ($200) is non-refundable.

 

 

Type
In Person
Days
T, Th
Time
9:15AM to 3:40PM
Dates
Aug 27, 2024 to Dec 05, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
W, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 2:30PM
Dates
Aug 28, 2024 to Dec 06, 2024
Schedule and Location
Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
2024 ELA Fall - 14 Week non-credit $6,850.00
Available for Extension Credit
25 units
Section Notes

Textbooks/materials are included in the price of tuition; Application Fee ($200) is non-refundable.

No classes during the Thanksgiving Break; November 27-29, 2024

Type
In Person
Days
T, Th
Time
9:15AM to 3:40PM
Dates
Aug 27, 2024 to Oct 17, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
W, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 2:30PM
Dates
Aug 28, 2024 to Oct 18, 2024
Schedule and Location
Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
2024 ELA Fall - 7 Week non-credit $3,900.00
Section Fees
Available for Extension Credit
25 units
Section Notes

Textbooks/materials are included in the price of tuition.  Application Fee ($200) is non-refundable.

Type
In Person
Days
T, Th
Time
9:15AM to 3:40PM
Dates
Oct 15, 2024 to Dec 05, 2024
Type
In Person
Days
W, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 2:30PM
Dates
Oct 16, 2024 to Dec 06, 2024
Schedule and Location
Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
2024 ELA Fall - 7 Week non-credit $3,900.00
Section Fees
Available for Extension Credit
25 units
Section Notes

Textbooks/materials are included in the price of tuition.  Application Fee ($200) is non-refundable.

No classes during the Thanksgiving Break; November 27-29, 2024

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