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Intensive English Program

Intensive English Program students
  • Level: For beginner to high-advanced speakers of English
  • Full-time Application Deadline: Fall 2020: July 17, 2020 | Spring 2021: November 20, 2020 
  • Phone: 612-624-1503 or +1-800-234-6564
  • Email: esl@umn.edu
  • Office: 20 Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
  • Costs

Want to study English in the US?

Welcome! Develop your English proficiency in a fun, supportive community through the Intensive English Program (IEP).

Program highlights:

  • Full-time classes (typically 25 hours per week)
  • Friendly, experienced teachers
  • Advising and support services designed for international students
  • Access to the University's many resources and facilities 
  • An urban campus in a beautiful, safe, and culturally diverse city with lots to do and explore

Courses

Fall/Spring Courses (15 weeks)

At this time, no decision has been made on changing the format of our in-person fall 2020 classes. We will keep all applicants updated on any changes made due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beginning Grammar (ESL 010)

Students will develop English grammar skills by focusing on the meaning, form, and use of basic grammar structures in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include nouns, articles and quantifiers, pronouns, possessive and descriptive adjectives, prepositions, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, simple present and past verb tenses, accurate use of adverbs, time expressions, and time clauses. With significant support from the instructor, students will complete sentence-level writing assignments, short controlled speaking assignments, and tests.

High Beginning Grammar (ESL 110)

Students will refine and extend English grammar skills by focusing on the meaning, form, and use of basic grammar structures in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include modals, nouns; articles and quantifiers; pronouns; direct and indirect objects; gerunds and infinitives; possessive and descriptive adjectives; prepositions; coordinating and subordinating conjunctions; present, past, and future verb tenses; and accurate use of adverbs, time expressions, and time clauses. With support from the instructor, students will complete sentence- and paragraph-level writing assignments, controlled speaking assignments, and tests.

Intermediate Grammar (ESL 210)

Students will add to the range and accuracy of their English grammar skills by focusing on the meaning, form, and use of basic and complex grammar structures in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include modals, phrasal verbs, nouns, articles and quantifiers, pronouns, gerunds and infinitives, comparative and superlative adjectives, a review of present and past verb tenses, present perfect, present perfect progressive, and accurate use of adverbs, time expressions, and time clauses. With some support from the instructor, students will complete sentence- and paragraph-level writing assignments, controlled speaking assignments, and tests.

Advanced Grammar (ESL 310)

Students will review basic English grammar skills and develop their understanding and control of more complex grammar structures by focusing on their meaning, form, and use in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include passive voice, past modals, causatives, adjective clauses, conditionals, all verb tenses, and accurate use of adverbs, time expressions, and time clauses. Students will complete paragraph-level writing assignments, recorded speaking assignments, and tests that require increasing levels of independent production with complex grammatical structures.

High Advanced Grammar (ESL 410)

Students will solidify their control over a range of basic and complex grammar structures by focusing on their meaning, form, and use in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include phrasal verbs, past modals, lexical patterns, noun clauses, conditionals, connectors, and control of tense and aspect with tense shifting and accurate use of adverbs, time expressions, and time clauses. Students will complete paragraph-level writing assignments, recorded speaking assignments, and tests that require independent and accurate use of a range of complex grammatical options.

Beginning Reading and Composition (ESL 020) 

Students will develop skills and strategies for reading short adapted texts and writing sentences and multi-draft short descriptive paragraphs in English. Students will apply basic strategies, with the instructor’s support, to read a variety of short and simplified texts. Students will learn the fundamentals of writing at the sentence and basic paragraph levels. The instructor will support students in developing basic vocabulary and using language accurately in simple sentences. This course is intended for students with some prior English and is not for true beginners.

High Beginning Reading and Composition (ESL 120)

Students will develop skills and strategies for reading short adapted texts and writing multi-draft papers of one or more paragraphs in English. Students will apply reading strategies and demonstrate comprehension and analysis of adapted texts. Students will also engage in extensive reading and discussion of readings. In addition, students will complete informal writing assignments and at least four multi-draft papers of one or more paragraphs. With the instructor’s support, students will work on developing ideas and organization, as well as accurate grammar and vocabulary in writing. 

Intermediate Reading and Composition (ESL 220)

Students will develop skills and strategies for reading adapted and simple authentic texts and writing 2−3 multi-draft papers of one or more paragraphs and one essay in English. Students will apply reading strategies and demonstrate comprehension and analysis of course readings. Students will also engage in extensive reading and discuss readings. In writing, students will work on paragraph and essay development and improving their vocabulary and grammatical accuracy in formal writing assignments. Students will also develop fluency and demonstrate reading comprehension through informal writing assignments.

Advanced Reading and Composition (ESL 320)

Students will develop skills and strategies for reading adapted and simple authentic college-level texts and writing 2−3 multi-draft essays in English. Students will apply reading strategies and demonstrate comprehension and analysis of course readings. Students will also engage in extensive reading and discussion of readings. Students will work on essay development, paraphrasing and summarizing, and incorporating and citing sources. Students will progress from developing paragraphs to developing academic essays using effective patterns of organization and will complete informal writing assignments.

High Advanced Reading and Composition (ESL 420)

Students will develop skills and strategies for reading authentic college-level texts and writing 2−3 multi-draft essays in English. In this course, students will read essays and articles on a variety of topics from multiple sources and engage in extensive reading. Students will improve their ability to apply reading strategies, analyze and critique support, and use critical thinking to respond with their own ideas in writing and discussion. In 2−3 multi-draft essays, students will use effective organization to accomplish specific purposes as writers. Students will also develop informal writing skills.  

Academic Writing (ESL 921)

This course meets with ESL 3302. Designed for students who are non-native speakers of English, this course focuses on foundational writing skills and emphasizes the writing process: developing ideas, drafting, revising, and editing. Guided textual analyses of readings are used to develop writing skills through the close examination of strategies employed by accomplished writers. Through ongoing, active participation, students learn to (1) match writing to audience and purpose, (2) produce different genres of academic writing, (3) incorporate source material into writing, and (4) critique their own writing and that of others. Gains in basic writing skills culminate in students’ ability to transfer acquired skills into discipline-specific writing. Through development of personal voice and an appreciation for the importance of the credibility of the writer, students also learn to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Problems with sentence structure, lexical grammar, and diction are addressed individually.

Research Writing for the University (ESL 941)

This course meets with ESL 3402. This course enables students to develop the methods of citation, conventions of style and organization, and critical reading and thinking skills necessary for writing college-level research papers. Students select topics derived from a contemporary academic theme provided by the instructor and, applying a process approach, produce a research paper. Students will learn to use the library effectively and will learn about writing resources on campus such as Peer Research Consultants and Student Writing Support. Problems with structure and vocabulary usage are addressed individually.

Beginning Oral Skills (ESL 030)

Students will begin to develop skills and strategies for listening to adapted general content and for speaking in basic conversations, discussions, and short presentations on familiar topics in English. The instructor will support students in using very basic phrases to communicate in classroom and social interactions, in pairs and small-group discussions, and in delivering individual informative presentations with personal examples as support. The instructor will also help students to identify topic, main ideas, and important details of listening material. With significant support from the instructor, students will use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately. This course is intended for students with some prior English and is not for true beginners.

High Beginning Oral Skills (ESL 130)

Students will continue developing skills and strategies for listening to general and adapted academic content and for speaking in conversations, discussions, and short presentations on familiar topics in English. The instructor will support students in using a variety of phrases to communicate in classroom interactions, small talk, and pairs and small-group discussions, and in delivering individual informative presentations with personal and general examples as support. The instructor will also help students identify main ideas and important details and develop active listening skills. With support from the instructor, students will use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately. 

Intermediate Oral Skills (ESL 230)

Students will develop skills and strategies for listening to general and adapted academic content and for speaking in conversations, discussions, and presentations on familiar general and academic topics in English. Students will use a variety of phrases independently to communicate in classroom interactions and small talk. The instructor will support students in communicating in small-group discussions and in delivering individual and group informative presentations with personal and general examples as support. The instructor will also help students paraphrase and summarize listening material. Students will develop inferencing, active listening, and note-taking skills. With support from the instructor, students will use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately. 

Advanced Oral Skills (ESL 330)

Students will develop skills and strategies for listening to adapted and simple authentic academic content and for speaking in discussions and presentations on simple academic topics in English. The instructor will support students in leading small group discussions and in delivering individual and group informative and persuasive presentations with a variety of evidence as support. The instructor will also help students paraphrase and summarize listening material and evaluate a speaker’s reasoning and support. Students will develop inferencing, active listening, and note-taking skills. Students will independently use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately.

High Advanced Oral Skills (ESL 430) 

Students will develop skills and strategies for listening to authentic academic content and for speaking in discussions and presentations on academic topics in English. Students will independently lead small-group discussions and deliver consistently fluent, logical, unified, and coherent individual and group informative and persuasive presentations with a variety of evidence as support. Students will paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize listening material and evaluate a speaker’s reasoning and support. Students will make inferences, apply active listening strategies, and use effective note-taking skills. Students will independently use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately.

Academic Speaking (ESL 931)

This course meets with ESL 3602. The goal of this course is to help non-native speakers of English who are already at the advanced level develop the skills needed to participate in American academic interactions at the university level of various types: presentations, group presentations, seminar-style discussions, and informal exchanges. Students will learn to present themselves professionally and socially in academic settings with accuracy, variety, and flexibility. They will learn to organize and outline academic presentations, present information clearly and effectively, explain concepts and processes from their academic field, involve audience members and respond to questions, and monitor and improve their spoken fluency, grammar, and pronunciation.

Current Issues in the Media (ESL 900)

This course is open to full-time or part-time students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at level 3 or above. Current Issues in the Media is an integrated-skills class that focuses on topics of global interest and importance. Students will develop English communication skills as they think critically about issues in the media and respond to authentic media material in English.

American Culture (ESL 901)

This course is open to full-time or part-time students in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at level 3 or above. American Culture is an integrated-skills course that focuses on key elements of culture and core US values such as diversity, freedom, independence, and hard work. Students will develop English communication skills as they think critically about the concept of culture and how US culture compares to other cultures.

Academic Skills for the American University (ESL 902)

This course is open to students enrolled in the Intensive English Program (IEP) at level 3 and above. This course will help non-native English speaking students polish their English skills in order to be successful in university-level classes. Topics will cover the English language needed to interact within university settings. Some topics of focus are academic life, student/instructor roles, communicating by email, classroom interactions, and discussion/panel presentation skills.

Topics (ESL 905)

Special topics in English as a Second Language.

Pronunciation (ESL 951)

This course meets with ESL 3551. This course is designed for advanced non-native English speaking students who want to polish their pronunciation skills in English. In order to improve students’ ability to understand and pronounce English, a variety of areas of pronunciation will be covered while paying special attention to individual difficulties. Students will also be equipped with techniques to practice pronunciation improvement on their own. Topics covered include English sounds (individually and in combination with other sounds), word stress, sentence stress, rhythm, intonation, linking, understanding fast speech, pronunciation and spelling connections.

Summer Courses (7 weeks)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all summer 2020 classes will be online. We are accepting full-time and part-time applications through June 5.

Beginning Grammar (ESL 005 )

In this intensive course, students begin to develop grammar skills by focusing on the meaning, form, and use of the most basic grammar structures in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include nouns, articles, subject pronouns, possessive and descriptive adjectives, prepositions, simple present tense, and accurate use of adverbs and time expressions. With significant support from the instructor, students will complete sentence-level writing assignments, short controlled speaking assignments, and tests. 

High Beginning Grammar (ESL 105)

In this intensive course, students will continue developing grammar skills by focusing on the meaning, form, and use of basic grammar structures in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include nouns, articles, pronouns, coordinating conjunctions, simple present, present progressive, simple past verb tenses, and accurate use of adverbs, time expressions, and time clauses. With support from the instructor, students will complete sentence- and paragraph-level writing assignments, controlled speaking assignments, and tests.  

Intermediate Grammar (ESL 205)

In this intensive course, students will continue refining and extending their grammar skills by focusing on the meaning, form, and use of basic and more complex grammar structures in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include modals, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, simple present, present progressive, simple past, past progressive, and future verb tenses, and accurate use of adverbs, time expressions, and time clauses. With some support from the instructor, students will complete sentence- and paragraph-level writing assignments, controlled speaking assignments, and tests. 

Advanced Grammar (ESL 305)

In this intensive course, students will review basic grammar skills and start to develop their understanding and control of complex grammar structures by focusing on their meaning, form, and use in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include nouns, articles and quantifiers, phrasal verbs, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, transitions and other connectors, a review of present and past verb tenses, present perfect and present perfect progressive tenses, and accurate use of adverbs, time expressions, and time clauses. Students will complete paragraph-level writing assignments, recorded speaking assignments, and tests that require increasing levels of independent production. 

High Advanced Grammar (ESL 405)

In this intensive course, students will begin solidifying their control over a range of basic and complex grammar structures by focusing on their meaning, form, and use in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Major topics include lexical patterns, noun clauses, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, transitions and other connectors, and parallelism. Students will complete paragraph-level writing assignments, recorded speaking assignments, and tests that require independent and accurate use of a range of grammatical options.

Beginning Reading and Composition (ESL 015 )

In this intensive course, students will develop skills and strategies for reading short adapted texts and writing sentences and multi-draft short descriptive paragraphs in English. Students will apply basic strategies with the instructor’s support to read a variety of short and simplified texts. Students will learn the fundamentals of writing at the sentence and basic paragraph levels. The instructor will support students in developing basic vocabulary and using language accurately in simple sentences. This course is intended for students with some prior English and is not for true beginners. 

High Beginning Reading and Composition (ESL 115)

In this intensive course, students will develop skills and strategies for reading short adapted texts and writing multi-draft papers of one or more paragraphs in English. Students will apply reading strategies and demonstrate comprehension and analysis of adapted texts. Students will also engage in extensive reading and discussion of readings. In addition, students will complete informal writing assignments and 2−3 multi-draft papers of one or more paragraphs. With the instructor’s support, students will work on developing ideas and organization as well as accurate grammar and vocabulary.

Intermediate Reading and Composition (ESL 215)

In this intensive course, students will develop skills and strategies for reading adapted and simple authentic texts and writing 2−3 multi-draft papers of one or more paragraphs. Students will apply reading strategies and demonstrate comprehension and analysis of course readings. Students will also engage in extensive reading and discussion of readings. In writing, students will work on paragraph development and improving their vocabulary and grammatical accuracy in formal writing assignments. Students will also develop fluency and demonstrate reading comprehension through informal writing assignments.  

Advanced Reading and Composition (ESL 315 )

In this intensive course, students will develop skills and strategies for reading adapted and simple authentic college-level texts and writing 1−2 multi-draft essays. Students will apply reading strategies and demonstrate comprehension and analysis of course readings. Students will also engage in extensive reading and discuss readings. Students will work on essay development, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Students will review basic and essay organization and will complete informal writing assignments. 

High-Advanced Reading and Composition (ESL 415)

In this intensive course, students will develop skills and strategies for reading authentic college-level texts and writing essays. Students will read essays and articles on a variety of topics from multiple sources and engage in extensive reading. Students will improve their ability to apply reading strategies, analyze and critique support, and use critical thinking to respond with their own ideas in writing and discussion. In 1−2 multi-draft essays, students will use effective organization to accomplish specific purposes as writers. Students will also develop informal writing skills. 

Beginning Oral Skills (ESL 025)

In this intensive course,students will begin to develop skills and strategies for listening to adapted general content and for speaking in basic conversations, discussions, and short presentations on familiar topics in English. The instructor will support students in using very basic phrases to communicate in classroom and social interactions, and pairs and small-group discussions, and in delivering individual informative presentations with personal examples as support. The instructor will also help students to identify topic, main ideas, and important details of listening material. With significant support from the instructor, students will use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately. A significant part of this course will include using new language skills to interact with native speakers beyond the classroom through a series of field trips in which students explore US and local culture and develop critical thinking skills. This course is intended for students with some prior English and is not for true beginners. 

High Beginning Oral Skills (ESL 125)

In this intensive course, students will continue developing skills and strategies for listening to general and adapted academic content and for speaking in conversations, discussions, and short presentations on familiar topics in English. The instructor will support students in using a variety of phrases to communicate in classroom interactions, small talk, and pairs and small-group discussions, and in delivering individual informative presentations with personal and general examples as support. The instructor will also help students identify main ideas and important details and develop active listening skills. With support from the instructor, students will use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately. A significant part of this course will include using new language skills to interact with native speakers beyond the classroom through a series of field trips in which students explore US and local culture and develop critical thinking skills.

Intermediate Oral Skills (ESL 225)

In this intensive course, students will continue developing skills and strategies for listening to general and adapted academic content and for speaking in conversations, discussions, and presentations on familiar general and academic topics in English. With the instructor’s support, students will use a variety of phrases to communicate in classroom interactions and small talk. The instructor will support students in communicating in small-group discussions and in delivering individual informative presentations with personal and general examples as support. Students will also develop inferencing and active listening skills. With support from the instructor, students will use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately. A significant part of this course will include using new language skills to interact with native speakers beyond the classroom through a series of field trips in which students explore US and local culture and develop critical thinking skills. 

Advanced Oral Skills (ESL 325 )

In this intensive course, students will continue developing skills and strategies for listening to adapted and simple authentic academic content and for speaking in discussions and presentations on simple academic topics in English. The instructor will support students in participating in small-group discussions and in delivering individual and group informative and persuasive presentations with a variety of evidence as support. The instructor will also help students paraphrase and summarize listening material and evaluate a speaker’s reasoning and support. Students will develop inferencing and active listening skills. With support from the instructor, students will use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately. A significant part of this course will include using new language skills to interact with native speakers beyond the classroom through a series of field trips in which students explore US and local culture and develop critical thinking skills. 

High Advanced Oral Skills (ESL 425)

In this intensive course, students will continue developing skills and strategies for listening to authentic academic content and for speaking in discussions and presentations on academic topics in English. Students will be supported in leading small-group discussions and will independently deliver consistently fluent, logical, unified, and coherent individual and group informative and persuasive presentations, using a variety of evidence as support. Students will independently paraphrase, summarize, and synthesize listening material, and the instructor will help students evaluate a speaker’s reasoning and support. Students will independently make inferences, apply active listening strategies, and use clear pronunciation, level-appropriate vocabulary, and level-specific grammar accurately. A significant part of this course will include using new language skills to interact with native speakers beyond the classroom through a series of field trips in which students explore US and local culture and develop critical thinking skills.

Pronunciation Improvement (ESL 950)

This course meets with ESL 3550. Pronunciation Improvement is designed for advanced non-native English speaking students who want to polish their pronunciation skills in English. In order to improve students’ ability to understand and pronounce English, a variety of areas of pronunciation will be covered while paying special attention to individual difficulties. Students will also be equipped with techniques to practice pronunciation improvement on their own. Topics covered include word stress, sentence stress, rhythm, intonation, linking, understanding fast speech, and pronunciation of sound combinations.

TOEFL Preparation (ESL 904)

This course is designed for non-native speakers of English who have high-intermediate to advanced English skills and who want to learn important test-taking skills in preparation for taking the internet-based Test (iBT) of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). This course offers intensive review of the four skills assessed on this exam: reading, written expression, listening, and speaking. In addition, students will review the grammatical structures of English, explore common question types, and learn advanced test-taking strategies. While this course focuses on the TOEFL (iBT), the test-taking skills and language review covered in this course would also be useful for students preparing to take the paper-based TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, or other English proficiency assessments.

How to Apply

Full-Time Program

Visa Process

The full-time Intensive English Program application deadline is seven weeks before the start of classes, but you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

  • Once your application is complete, we will send you an I-20 form and letter of admission.
  • Pay the SEVIS fee, and make an appointment for an F-1 visa interview.
  • Take the I-20 form, letter of admission, and proof of funding to the US Embassy or Consulate.
  • When making your plans, please allow plenty of extra time for the visa process. Due to increased security, the visa process can take one month or more to complete.

Use the following links to apply in a language other than English.

Part-Time Program

US citizens or permanent residents in Minnesota can take part-time classes in the Intensive English Program. Part-time students will take an English placement test and work with an advisor to choose classes that meet their needs. Part-time students typically register for 1 to 3 courses per term.

Important Dates

Program Dates Full-Time Application Deadline Part-Time Application Deadline Students need to arrive by
Fall 2020*: September
8−December 18
July 17 August 21 September 1
Spring 2021: January 19−May 6 November 20 January 4 January 12
Summer 2021: June 21-August 6 April 23 June 4 June 15

* For students who have already been admitted to the program or are already in the US, we will be offering classes in a hybrid format. If students want to take courses online from their country, we are also offering this option for fall. The deadline for online-only in the fall has been extended to August 14. Contact us at esl@umn.edu for more information..

Conditional Admission

Freshman

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities offers conditional admission to a limited number of academically qualified fall term freshman applicants who require additional English language instruction in order to be successful at the University of Minnesota. Students who are conditionally admitted will study English in the Intensive English Program before beginning their academic degree.

Graduate

Some graduate programs will work with the Minnesota English Language Program to offer conditional admission to students who will then study in the Intensive English Program before beginning their graduate studies. Prospective graduate students: Check with the graduate program you are interested in to see if this is an option. Not all graduate programs offer conditional admission.

Costs

Attending Full-time

Program Costs 15-Week Program, Fall or Spring 7-Week Program, Summer Notes
Tuition $6,075 $3,975 Tuition is based on a full-time schedule of 25 hours per week of instruction.
Student Fees $454 $292 Student fees support student programs on campus and are required for full-time students in the United States.
Medical Insurance $1,272 $648 Medical insurance through the University of Minnesota is available and required for full-time Intensive English Program students on F and J visas in the United States. Insurance cost does not include coverage for dependents.
Books $200 $150 Estimated price
Living Expenses $6,000 $3,000 Estimated price
Total $14,001 $8,065 Prices for terms after spring 2021 are estimates and may vary as much as 10%.

Attending Part-time

Program Costs 15-Week Program, Fall or Spring 7-Week Program, Summer Notes
4−6 hour per week course $1,215 $795  
10 hour per week course $2,430 $1,590  
ESL 904: TOEFL Prep n/a $610 Offered all terms
Books $50 per course $50 per course Estimated price

Prices for terms after summer 2020 are estimates and may vary as much as 10%.

Intensive English Program Sample Schedules

Fall or Spring Intensive English Program Sample Schedules

For beginning or intermediate students during the 15-week program (25 hours per week)

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:05−9:55 Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar
10:10−12:05 Reading & Composition Reading & Composition Reading & Composition Reading & Composition Reading & Composition
Lunch Break          
2:30−4:25 Oral Skills Oral Skills Oral Skills Oral Skills Oral Skills

 

For advanced or high-advanced students during the 15-week program (25 hours per week)

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00−9:55 Reading & Composition ESL Elective Reading & Composition ESL Elective Reading & Composition
Break          
11:15−12:05 ESL Elective ESL Elective ESL Elective ESL Elective ESL Elective
12:20−1:10 Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar
Lunch Break          
2:30−3:20   Oral Skills   Oral Skills  
3:35−4:25   Oral Skills   Oral Skills Oral Skills

 

For advanced or high-advanced students during the 15-week program (Mixed ESL & Academic Classes*), 24 hours per week

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00−9:55 Reading & Composition ESL Elective Reading & Composition ESL Elective Reading & Composition
10:10−11:00   Oral Skills   Oral Skills Oral Skills
11:15−12:05   Oral Skills   Oral Skills ESL Elective
12:20−1:10 Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar
Lunch Break          
2:30−3:20 Math** Math** Math** Math**  
3:35−4:25          

* Students who demonstrate a high proficiency in English may be able to take one academic course concurrently with their ESL courses.
** Example academic course.

Summer Intensive English Language Program Sample Schedule

7-week program, 25 hours per week

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:05−9:55 Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar Grammar
10:10−12:05 Reading & Composition Reading & Composition Reading & Composition Reading & Composition Reading & Composition
Lunch Break          
1:25−2:15 Oral Skills Oral Skills Oral Skills Oral Skills Oral Skills
2:15−3:20 Oral Skills Oral Skills Oral Skills Oral Skills  
3:20−4:25       Oral Skills***  

*** Students develop listening and speaking skills by interacting with people and resources in the community on a weekly field trip.

Housing

Students are responsible for finding their own housing arrangement, and most choose to live off campus. There are many affordable options close to campus.

For more information about housing options, please visit the Housing website.

If you would like to live in an on-campus dormitory, indicate this on your full-time Intensive English Program application. Someone will send you housing information and online application instructions.

The deadlines for on-campus housing are:

Summer and fall semesters: May 1
Spring semester: November 1

Explore the Twin Cities

  • Weisman Art Museum
  • MELP Explore Grid, Entertainment 300x300
  • MELP Explore Grid Events
  • Farmers Market
  • Getting around town - light rail train
  • Great outdoors - Minneapolis beach scene
  • Restaurants
  • Mall of America
  • Sports and recreation - swimmers underwater
  • Target Field
  • Theater
  • Winter Fun

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