The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Central Arkansas is an academic program in English as a foreign language for international students. It helps serious students acquire the skills needed to succeed in American colleges and universities. Currently, no TOEFL score is required to begin your studies in the IEP.
The IEP has been in existence since 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 language learning. After completing the program, most students begin their academic studies at UCA or other universities and colleges in the United States.
Please explore the pages of our website to learn more about our program. We hope that the IEP can serve as the start of your higher education experience in the United States. Please contact us for more information about IEP Classes at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call the Intensive English Program directly at (501) 852-7412.
For questions ABOUT ADMISSIONS or your application, please contact the International Programs Admissions Coordinator at email@example.com or (501) 450-3442.
Interested in enrolling in our program? Here is some information to help you make a decision.
The IEP has five levels of study and an option for a pre-level 1 Foundation Course
Each level is 8 weeks in length and comprises 9 credits/22 hours per week in class.
Students take a test and get placed in the appropriate level during orientation
Students study Grammar, Writing, Reading, Vocabulary and Listening/Speaking
Students move to the next level after they attend class, do the work and demonstrate the skills. This means it is possible to go from Level 1 to Level 5 in one year!
No TOEFL score is required to exit the IEP, but all students must take the Compass Reading, Writing and Math upon completion of IEP.
All teachers in the IEP have an advanced degree in a relevant discipline. They all keep current in the teaching field. All of them have lived in other countries and understand cultural adjustment.
There is a computer lab in the IEP Building, and students regularly go there with their teacher/class and to work on their homework.
Most students live on campus. There are many events planned by the International Engagement Office and the IEP, such as karaoke night, trips to Little Rock and Memphis, a talent show and holiday gatherings.
Students regularly engage with international and American students on campus through classroom activities with international classmates, conversation partners and on-and off-campus events.
Summer I classes begin on June 1st.
Summer II classes begin on July 6th.
Mandatory placement testing for new students will take place on May 29th from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the IEP office (Torreyson West 316).