Intensive English Program (IEP)


10-week term 


The American English Institute’s Intensive English Program (IEP) is a 10-week term of study offered throughout the year. During a term, full-time students take 18 hours of core courses and up to 6 additional hours of electives.


4-week term 


The Intensive English Program also offers half-term sessions: Session A and Session B. Session A is the first 5 weeks of a term, and Session B is the second 4 weeks of a term. This shorter program offers similar opportunities and experiences as the regular 10-week term. However, students do not receive a grade and cannot be promoted to the next level. Homestay is the only housing option for a 4-week term.

The IEP curriculum is built with  7 levels , from ePrep to Level 6, that are designed for students interested in general English and undergraduate-level academic English preparation. AEI is currently not offering ePrep or Level 1 . Contact for more information.      

Graduate students who have completed Level 6 are eligible to take GradPrep courses to achieve a higher level of language and to work on academic skills that are more appropriate in a graduate context.

Apply  to AEI.
Complete the Pre-Arrival Checklist  and  take the Placement Test .
Attend New Student Orientation , then attend classes and complete coursework for the duration of you program.
Make fiends and practice your English by participating in programs and activities offered by AEI, such as the Conversation Partner Program and Student Activities .
Complete your designated program, attend the certificate ceremony, and receive you certificate of completion. 

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