Intensive English Language Program (IELP)


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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.

Academic advising for IELP is provided in the Office of International Programs to assist with course placement and registration..

IELP Offerings


Admission Requirements


IELP Levels

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.

Students who successfully complete level four (4) receive a certificate of achievement and are then able to enroll in college-level classes.


Costs and Payment

The cost of the IELP is based on credits. IELP students are required to be enrolled full time which is 18 credits per term.