Intensive English Program at Kennesaw State University

Levels, Courses, and Class Schedule


Levels

Level 1 (Beginning)
For students with basic understanding of English, limited or non-existent reading and writing skills.
Level 2 (High Beginning) For students with a basic understanding of English, basic communication skills and limited reading and writing.
Level 3 (Intermediate) For students with the ability to communicate socially and read texts with a limited controlled vocabulary.
Level 4 (High Intermediate) For students with the ability to communicate socially and engage in academic work in English but with linguistic assistance.
Level 5 (Advanced) For students with advanced oral and aural skills and ability to engage in academic work.
Level 6 (High Advanced) For students with an English proficiency level that would allow success in most universities with some significant linguistic boundaries.

A student's language ability is assessed before placement into levels. At orientation, students take an English placement exam that has sections of listening, grammar, vocabulary, and reading. Students also provide a writing sample and have an oral interview with an IEP faculty member. Based on the test scores and evaluations, students are then placed in an appropriate level of study.

Courses

Grammar Offered in Levels 1-4. Introduces students to the English grammatical system.
Reading Offered in Levels 1-6. Courses in reading advance from controlled texts to novels and academic literature.
Writing Offered in Levels 1-6. Courses range from the basics of composition to university-level academic writing.
Vocabulary & Idioms Offered in Levels 1-6. Expands the student's understanding and use of English vocabulary and idioms in a variety of contexts.
Listening & Speaking Offered in Levels 1-6. Focuses on social and academic communcation and comprehension.
Pronunciation Offered in Levels 1-6. Teaches students the proper emphasis of words and syllables for effective communication.
TOEFL Preparation Offered in Levels 5-6. Teaches students how to effectively study for and achieve a desired score on the TOEFL Test. This class encompasses all parts of the TOEFL Test, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

 

Sample Schedule

  • Schedule is subject to change.
  • Student proficiency level to be determined by placement exam, writing sample and oral interview.
  • Optional activities will be offered on two Fridays during the session.

Level 1 Beginning

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

8:30-10:10

Writing

Book: All About the USA

Listening & Speaking

Book: Ventures 1

Writing

Book: All About the USA

Listening & Speaking

Book: Ventures 1

10:30-12:10

Reading

Book: All About the USA

 

Grammar

Book: Basic English Grammar

 

Reading

Book: All About the USA

 

Grammar

Book: Basic English Grammar

 

1:10-2:20

Vocabulary & Idioms

Book: Now Hear This!, All About the USA

Pronunciation

Book: Now Hear This!

Vocabulary & Idioms

Book: Now Hear This!, All About the USA

Pronunciation

Book: Now Hear This!

 

Level 2 High Beginning

Time: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

8:30-10:10

Writing

Book: All About the USA

 

Listening and Speaking

Book: Ventures 1 

 

Writing

Book: All About the USA

 

Listening and Speaking

Book: Ventures 1 

 

10:30-12:10

Reading

Book: All About the USA

Grammar

Book: Basic English Grammar

Reading

Book: All About the USA

Grammar

Book: Basic English Grammar

1:10-2:20

Vocabulary & Idioms

Book: All About the USA

Pronunciation

Book: Now Hear This! 

Vocabulary & Idioms

Book: All About the USA

Pronunciation

Book: Now Hear This! 

 

Level 3 Intermediate

Time: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

8:30-10:10

Writing

Book: Northstar 3 Reading & Writing

Listening and Speaking

Book:  No book required

Writing

Book: Northstar 3 Reading & Writing

Listening and Speaking

Book:  No book required

10:30-12:10

Reading

Book: Northstar 3 Reading and Writing

Grammar

Book: Fundamentals of English Grammar

Reading

Book: Northstar 3 Reading and Writing

Grammar

Book: Fundamentals of English Grammar

1:10-2:20

Vocabulary and Idioms

Book: Northstar 3 Reading and Writing

Pronunciation

Book:  Well Said Intro

Vocabulary and Idioms

Book: Northstar 3 Reading and Writing

Pronunciation

Book:  Well Said Intro

 

Level 4 High Intermediate

Time: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

8:30-10:10

Vocabulary and Idioms

Book: Northstar 3 Reading and Writing

Listening and Speaking

Book:  No book required

Vocabulary and Idioms

Book: Northstar 3 Reading and Writing

Listening and Speaking

Book:  No book required

10:30-12:10

Reading

Book: Northstar 3 Reading and Writing

Grammar

Book: Fundamentals of English Grammar

Reading

Book: Northstar 3 Reading and Writing

Grammar

Book: Fundamentals of English Grammar

1:10-2:20

Writing

Book: Northstar 3 Reading & Writing

Pronunciation

Book: Well Said Intro

Writing

Book: Northstar 3 Reading & Writing

Pronunciation

Book: Well Said Intro

 

Level 5 Advanced


Time:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

8:30-10:10

Reading

Book: Selections of English Literature Packet

Listening and Speaking

Book:  No book required

Reading

Book: Selections of English Literature Packet

Listening and Speaking

Book:  No book required

10:30-12:10

Writing

Book: No book required

Advanced Integrated Skills/TOEFL Prep.

Book: The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test

Writing

Book: No book required

Advanced Integrated Skills/TOEFL Prep.

Book: The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test

1:10-2:20

Vocabulary & Idioms

Book: The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test

Pronunciation

Book:  Well Said

 

Vocabulary & Idioms

Book: The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test

Pronunciation

Book:  Well Said

 

 

Level 6 High Advanced

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

8:30-10:10

Writing

Book: No book required

 

Advanced Integrated Skills/TOEFL Prep.

Book: The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test

 

Writing

Book: No book required

 

Advanced Integrated Skills/TOEFL Prep.

Book: The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test

 

10:30-12:10

Reading

Book: A Gathering of Old Men

 

Listening and Speaking

Book:  No book required

 

Reading

Book: A Gathering of Old Men

 

Listening and Speaking

Book:  No book required

 

1:10-2:20

Vocabulary & Idioms

Book: The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test

 

Pronunciation

Book:  Well Said

 

Vocabulary & Idioms

Book: The Complete Guide to the TOEFL Test

 

Pronunciation

Book:  Well Said

 

 

 

Program Policies: Please see the Student Handbook for IEP policies and procedures.