Undergraduate Bulletin, 2002-2003

Intensive English Language Program

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is designed for students who wish to improve their English in order to gain admission to an American college or university, and also for those who need to use fluent English in their professional lives. There are 23 class hours per week. Classes are communicative, integrating all language skills, and are taught at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Elective classes are offered one day per week and include TOEFL preparation, accent reduction, computer instruction, and idiomatic English, among others. Cultural activities expand each student's ability to use English in a variety of situations.

In addition to the full-time intensive program, the IELP also offers:

Esl 001 Oral Communication for International Students.
For those who wish to improve their speaking and pronunciation skills. (0 credit)

Esl 002 Academic Writing for International Students.
Will provide students with essential skills needed to develop greater fluency in classroom writing. (0 credit)

Esl 003 Oral Communication for International Students of Business
A course designed for advanced international students that focuses on oral and listening skills necessary for the business classroom. [This course is for matriculated international MBA students. (0 credit)

Esl 004 Oral Communication for International Teaching/Research/Graduate Assistants
A course designed to improve functional spoken English and communication skills necessary for effective classroom teaching. (0 credit)

These classes are intended for University at Albany matriculated undergraduate and graduate international students. Off-campus students may also participate if their spoken English is at least at an intermediate level. The offering of these courses is contingent upon sufficient enrollment. All courses are non-credit, but offer 3-hour load equivalency for F-1 status.

The IELP runs year round, concurrent with the University's fall and spring semesters, and there is an 8-week summer session.

For further information, contact the IELP by phone at 518-442-3870 or by e-mail at ielp@uamail.albany.edu. The Internet address is http://www.albany.edu/ielp.


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