Intensive English Program (IEP)

The IEP offers English language learning adults an opportunity to improve their academic and professional English skills. The program prepares students for academic work at the University of Oregon or similar academic institutions. Students at any level of English language study can benefit from studying at the AEI. We offer seven proficiency levels of classes, from beginning through advanced. The IEP offers a comprehensive curriculum of core classes, electives, and extracurricular programming designed to meet the academic needs and interests of our English language learners.

Courses are designed to create a positive and effective English learning environment within the larger university campus. Content builds linguistic, inter-cultural, and contextual skills for seamless success into the U.S. educational system.

For more information about IEP core courses and levels click here.

For more information about IEP Level Placement click here.


Classes are small, which ensures personal attention for each student. Students attend at least 18 hours of classes per week, but have the option to extend it to 24 hours if they also choose elective classes. Students are usually assigned homework. Outside of class, they can meet with an American tutor, who can help them with their work or just have a conversation.

Students are usually very busy learning English, attending classes, doing homework, and meeting with tutors. However, those who would like even more practice are given full access to the Yamada Language Center, which is equipped with hundreds of language-learning software programs and fully-equipped computer work stations for students’ use.



Enrollment Averages Ethnicity Averages Age & Gender Averages

Per Term Enrollment:


Middle East/North Africa:


Average Student Age:

22.66 years old

Student to Faculty Ratio:

1 to 15

Asian Students:


Youngest Student:

17 years old

Class Size:




Oldest Student:

66 years old

Hours per week:




% of Male Students:


# Matriculated to UO:  



% of Female Students:



This page includes statistical data on the AEI's academics, enrollment, student body and student life to help you decide if the AEI is right for you. If you still have questions after reviewing this material, please feel free to contact us. This data is based on the fourth week of enrollment for fall term 2013. New data will be available in December 2014.


A certificate of completion is awarded at the upon the successful completion of Level 6 core classes. All students also receive grade reports at the end of each term. In addition, we work with other groups to offer the following: MA in Linguistics with a Language Teaching Specialty (through UO Linguistics), Certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (through UO Linguistics), Teacher training course certificates (especially in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State).