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Curriculum

Curriculum

IECP Course Offerings

The IECP offers courses in Academic Interactions, Academic Literacies, Grammar for Speaking and Grammar for Writing focused on academic English to help students prepare to study at institutions of higher learning in the U.S.  We also have several elective options available depending on student’s level. 

Core courses:

  • Academic Interactions: A course in academic oral communication in a variety of contexts. Feedback on content, pronunciation and pragmatics is a fundamental component of the course, and opportunity is given for speaking practice in a variety of genres.
  • Academic Literacies: A course in academic reading and writing. Feedback on content, organization, and cohesion is a fundamental component of the course, and opportunity is given for reading, writing, and incorporating sources in a variety of genres.
  • Grammar for Speaking Skills: A course on the linguistic patterns and vocabulary necessary for successful academic oral communication.
  • Grammar for Writing Skills: This is a rotating set of courses that include a course on the linguistic patterns and vocabulary necessary for success in academic reading and writing.

Elective courses:

  • Applied English: Science: Focuses on content and language within academic sciences fields
  • Applied English: Humanities: Focuses on content and language within academic humanities fields
  • Applied English: U.S. InstitutionsFocuses on content and language related to U.S government, law, and civics
  • Foundation English: Spelling:  Focuses on spelling and letter/sound relationships in English
  • Foundations English: Reading: Focuses on strategies for more fluent reading in English
  • Foundation English: Modern Topics: Involves extensive listening and student projects oriented around current themes

Levels

The IECP has 4 levels:

  • Level 110: High Beginner
  • Level 120: Intermediate
  • Level 130: High Intermediate
  • Level 140: Advanced

At the beginning of each semester, new students take a placement test. Based on the test results, IECP students are placed in the appropriate level. Students move from one level to the next by getting a grade of B (83) or higher.