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

  • This is a sample schedule. Class days and times are not guaranteed.
  • Schedule is subject to change.
  • Students may request a particular section and schedule, but the IEP does not guarantee placement in that section.
  • 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.

Sample Morning Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

8:15-9:50

Writing

Listening & Speaking

Writing

Listening & Speaking

10:00-11:30

Reading

Grammar

Reading

Grammar

1:20-2:50

Vocabulary & Idioms

Pronunciation

Vocabulary & Idioms

Pronunciation

 

Sample Afternoon Schedule

Time: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

11:40-1:10

Writing

Listening and Speaking

Writing

Listening and Speaking

3:00-4:30

Reading

Grammar

Reading

Grammar

4:45-6:15

Vocabulary & Idioms

Pronunciation

Vocabulary & Idioms

Pronunciation

 


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