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International Studies - English as a Non-Native Language (ENL) Program

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Clark College offers an English language program to allow students to meet their academic, professional or personal goals. This academic preparation program helps students to gain the level of language and cultural proficiency needed to be successful at colleges and universities in the United States.

Orientation is required for all new international students. All new students take placement tests during orientation to determine their level of English and Math. Academic advisors are available to assist with course placement and registration.

The IELP offers:

  • Highly qualified instructors
  • Small class size
  • Individual attention
  • Student support services
  • Activities and English practice
  • Placement testing and mandatory orientation
  • 18+ class hours per week
  • Easy transition to Clark College classes in your major!


Admission requirements:

  • No TOEFL or IELTS required for admission to IELP
  • 18 years or older

See admission information at this website:


IELP Levels

(IELP students may be advised to register for Math with IELP if needed)

Level 1- Essential: Basic reading and writing at the sentence and beginning paragraph level, listening, conversation and integrated grammatical structures.

Level 2- Intermediate: Intermediate reading and writing at the paragraph and basic essay level, increased focus on vocabulary, listening and extended conversation.

Level 3- Advanced: Reading and writing at the essay level with more complex grammatical structures, academic vocabulary, listening and advanced conversation skills.

Level 4- Upper Advanced: U.S. college preparation skills including reading and writing academic essays, note-taking, practicing study skills, debate and public speaking.


Tuition and Fees:


Items Annual Cost (estimate for 3 academic quarters or 9 months)
Tuition $9,939 + Fees* (based on 2014/15 rate for 18 IELP credits per quarter)
Health Insurance $1,098  
Books & Supplies $1,000  
Housing & Meals $7,080 Homestay Option  (includes three meals a day)
Personal Expenses $1,383 (Approximate entertainment and personal care items)
Total Cost: $20,500 per academic year (3 quarters in IELP Program)**

Financial Statement





*18 credits is the minimum for maintaining visa status.

**Fees vary according to course of study and classes.  Tuition rate is subject to change.

***Financial Affidavit Minimum Requirement: $20,500

Tuition rates for 2014/15 have been established by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges but are subject to change.

Housing and Arrival information: (click on “prospective student”)


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