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The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Michigan State University seeks to help international students improve their English language abilities through full-time course work within the English Language Center.

IEP students are:

  • international students at MSU who need to improve their English Language skills before beginning academic coursework.
  • individuals who are not seeking a degree at MSU, but who want to improve their English skills.
    • If you are not currently an MSU student, please apply for this program through the ELC directly.

IEP courses:

  • focus on academic English.
  • range from beginning to advanced (Students are placed into levels depending on their scores on the MSU English Language Test).
  • include reading, writing, grammar, speaking, listening, vocabulary, and special content-based courses.
  • provide 18-20 hours of instruction per week.

IEP offers:

  • orientation sessions to help students navigate cultural and academic life in the U.S.
  • cultural enrichment activities and field trips. (additional activity fees are required for some events)
  • short programs (4, 8, and 10 week programs) that will join full-semester programs already in session. Instructors are aware of short program students and will accommodate the late arrival regarding required assignments and impact on grades.

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 To Apply to the ELC Intensive English Program:

     Government-sponsored Students (Information and Costs)  Application Requirements 
                          All Other Students (Information and Costs)  Application Requirements