The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Central Arkansas strives to enable students to function on a day-to-day basis in an English speaking environment, prepare them to successfully complete academic work in regular university courses, and introduce them to American culture.
The IEP provides instruction to
International undergraduate or graduate students applying for admission to a US college or university who must first improve their language skills
International undergraduate or graduate students who have been admitted to UCA but require or desire further language preparation
International students and community residents who wish to improve their language skills for personal or professional purposes
International groups that require specialized language and cultural courses and activities.
The IEP began in 1992 and is dedicated to giving students the best instruction possible with its highly trained, dedicated faculty using the most up-to-date instructional techniques in the field of second language learning. After completing the program, most students begin their academic studies at UCA or other universities and colleges in the United States.
The IEP has six levels of study from beginner to advanced.
Each level is 8 weeks in length and classes meet 22 hours per week.
Because our terms are 8 weeks long, mid-semester entry is possible.
Students take a test and are placed in the appropriate level during orientation.
Students study Grammar, Writing, Reading, Vocabulary and Listening/Speaking
No TOEFL score is required to exit the IEP for undergraduate students.
All teachers in the IEP have advanced degrees in areas related to teaching English to international students.
Students regularly engage with international and American students on campus through classroom activities with international classmates, conversation partners and on-and off-campus events.
UCA Intensive English Program
201 Donaghey Avenue
Torreyson West, room 316
Conway, Arkansas 72035
Telephone: (501) 852-7412