Catalog

Intensive English Program

Intensive English Program
University of San Francisco | 2130 Fulton Street | KA 204
San Francisco, CA 94117 | U. S. A.
Phone: +1 (415) 422-2120
Fax: +1 (415) 422-2589
Email: iep@usfca.edu
Website: www.usfca.edu/iep
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/usfiep

The Intensive English Program offers a serious intensive English language training program that stresses academic English and university preparation. IEP courses are taught by USF faculty in the Department of Rhetoric & Language.

IEP curriculum features:

  • 20-26 hours of instruction per week instruction in academic reading and writing, listening and speaking, grammar, pronunciation, U.S. vocabulary and idioms
  • Elective Special Topics courses each semester such as Business and Computers, English Through Photography, U.S. Culture Through Film 
  • Courses offered at the intermediate and advanced levels
  • TOEFL preparation course (for advanced level students)

Courses

IEP 083 - Pronunciation I (2)

This course is an introduction to American English Pronunciation.  Prerequisite: pBT TOEFL 460-497; iBT TOEFL 48-60; IELTS 5.0.

IEP 084 - Pronunciation II (2)

This advanced course improves American English pronunciation and includes presentation contexts.  Prerequisaite: pBT TOEFL 498 or higher; iBT TOEFL 61 or higher.

IEP 085 - Vocabulary and Idioms I (2)

This course is an introduction to academic vocabulary and common idioms in the U.S. at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: pBT TOEFL 460-497; iBT TOEFL 48-60; IELTS 5.0.

IEP 086 - Vocabulary and Idioms II (2)

This course focuses on increasing the academic vocabulary and idioms of multilingual students at the advanced level. Prerequisite: pBT TOEFL 500 and higher; iBT TOEFL 61 and higher.

IEP 087 - Introductory Academic Reading and Writing (8)

This course focuses on improving students' abilities in reading comprehension, building spelling and vocabulary skills, and writing well-formed simple and complex sentences and well-organized paragraphs. Prerequisite: pBT TOEFL 460-480; iBT TOEFL 48-54; IELTS 5.0.

IEP 088 - Introductory Academic Oral Communication Skills (4)

Focus is on basic listening and speaking skills that are necessary to function successfully in daily life and in a university class. Prerequisite: pBT TOEFL 460-480; iBT TOEFL 48-54; IELTS 5.0.

IEP 089 - Introductory Grammar (4)

Focus is on reviewing basic grammatical structures and reinforcing correct application of basic grammar forms in writing and speaking. Prerequisite: pBT TOEFL 460-480; iBT TOEFL 48-54; IELTS 5.0.

IEP 1 - Academic Oral Comm Skills I (0)

Focus is on active listening and speaking skills that are necessary to function successfully in a university class. Development of listening strategies, note taking techniques, presentation skills and discussion skills are emphasized. Cross-listed with: ESL - 111.

IEP 11 - Academic Oral Comm Skills II (0)

Focus on active listening skills in academic and non-academic situations. Development of note taking techniques and discussion and writing skills needed when responding to academic lectures. Cross-listed with: ESL - 121.

IEP 12 - Acad Reading/Writing II (0)

Focus is on reading university-level material more rapidly and more efficiently, and on demonstrating comprehension through an articulate oral or written response and on the skills needed for writing academic reports and essays. Cross-listed with: ESL - 120.

IEP 13 - Grammar II (0)

Focus is on reviewing basic grammatical structures and acquiring more complex structures. Practice is communicative, both oral and written. Cross Listed With: ESL- 123

IEP 14 - Special Topics II (0)

IEP 15 - Seminar Series (0)

Focus on specific aspects of English such as idioms or vocabulary and overall improvement in English language skills. Cross-listed with: ESL - 115.

IEP 16 - TOEFL (0)

Focus on test taking and skill areas covered on the TOEFL test: listening, speaking, writing, and reading/vocabulary. Some focus on written structure also. Emphasis is on building test taking and language skills needed to do well on the TOEFL. Cross-listed with ESL - 116. Prerequisite: paper and pencil TOEFL 460 and above /ibtTOEFL 48 and above.

IEP 17 - Pronouncing American English (0)

Designed for non-native speakers who wish to have more American pronunciation and speech patterns and who wish to gain confidence in using English in academic, professional and social situations. Cross-listed with: ESL - 132.

IEP 18 - Academic Reading/Writing III (0)

Focus on reading complex university-level material of various genres more efficiently and rapidly, on responding to readings and academic topics using multiple and appropriate writing and speaking genres, and on advanced academic writing, research and documentation skills. Cross-listed With: ESL 124.

IEP 19 - English for Business (0)

This course focuses on improving students’ abilities in all four basic language skills (reading, listening, writing, speaking) by surveying key areas of business and by providing students opportunities to understand and express key concepts in business. Cross-listed with ESL - 128.

IEP 2 - Academic Reading/Writing I (0)

Focus is on improving students' abilities in reading comprehension and vocabulary skills and on the organization and writing of paragraphs and short essays. Cross-listed with: ESL - 110.

IEP 20 - Oral Skills III (0)

Focus on high-level performance of longer speeches in academic and professional settings with emphasis on listening, complex construction, pronunciation, behavioral skills, visual aids, and greater comfort with a variety of audiences. Cross-listed with ESL-122.

IEP 21 - Grammar III (0)

Focus is on accuracy, fluency and meaningful use of complex structures in context and in various types of discourse, both oral and written. Cross Listed with: ESL-126.

IEP 3 - Grammar I (0)

Focus is on intermediate English grammar structures and functions. Cross-listed with: ESL - 113.

IEP 31 - Integrated Skills (0)

IEP 32 - Oral Communication Skills (0)

IEP 4 - Special Topics I (0)

Focus on the integration of English language skills in learning and discussing cultural and academic issues.

IEP 41 - Integrated Skills I (0)

Low intermediate level. Focus is on improving students' basic English skills of grammar, reading, vocabulary, and writing.

IEP 42 - Oral Communication Skills I (0)

Low intermediate level. Focus is on conversational skills, pronunciation, and vocabulary in daily situations.

IEP 51 - Integrated Skills II (0)

Intermediate level. Focus is improving students' basic English skills of grammar, reading, vocabulary, and writing with some discussion.

IEP 52 - Oral Communication Skills II (0)

Intermediate level. Focus is on listening and speaking skills in daily situations. Academic oral skills are also introduced.

IEP 61 - Integrated Skills III (0)

Low advanced level. Focus is on integration of the basic English skills of grammar, reading, vocabulary, and writing.

IEP 62 - Oral Communication Skills III (0)

Low advanced level. Focus is on listening and speaking skills in daily situations and academic settings.

IEP 7 - Grad Writing/Speaking Pract (0)

Focus on academic writing and speaking skills needed by graduate students. (ESL 601 open to IME students ONLY.) Cross-listed with: ESL - 601 and ESL - 030.

IEP 71 - Integrated Skills IV (0)

High advanced level. Focus is on integration of the basic English skills of grammar, reading, vocabulary, and writing for academic purposes.

IEP 72 - Oral Communication Skills IV (0)

High advanced level. Focus is on listening and speaking skills in daily situations and academic settings.

IEP 73 - Business English (0)

Focus is on integration of listening, speaking, reading, and writing using business content.

IEP 81 - Integrated Skills V (0)

IEP 82 - Oral Communications V (0)