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The Intensive English Program (IEP) offers eight levels of English proficiency covering the skills needed for successful communication in academic and non-academic environments. Please see below for a general overview of the course work available to IEP students.

Course Overview

Skill-building levels (Intro, 1, 2, 3) are courses that emphasize the development of basic language skills and provide a cultural orientation. Basic vocabulary, conversation, reading, grammar, listening, and pronunciation skills are practiced in interesting topic areas to provide a solid foundation in language ability. Students may need to repeat this level until ready for intermediate courses.

Intermediate levels (4, 5, 6) are intermediate-level courses that emphasize the academic use of language and a college-level atmosphere. They also help develop the skills necessary to be successful in university classes with native speakers. Academic vocabulary development is an important part of these classes. Students refine academic writing, note taking and reading skills in preparation for the advanced courses offered at the advanced course level.

Advanced Course levels (7, 8) prepare students for work in an American university classroom. Required courses in college preparation, academic writing and oral proficiency. Successful completion of the entire Advanced Course allows students to enter the University of Utah as an undergraduate without a TOEFL or IELTS score.


Academic Year Program

(Follow this link to see starting dates and costs.)

The English Language Institute offers 8 levels of proficiency from novice to advanced. This is a typical schedule of the eight-week session classes. Order of classes is subject to change. For more information about levels or courses, follow the link from the class title.
ELI Graduation Requirements


8:20 - 9:30 am

9:40 - 10:50 am


12:30 - 1:40 pm

Skill Building

Level 1

110: Skill Building Grammar I

130: Skill Building Reading I

120: Skill Building Writing I

140: Skill Building Listening/Speaking I

Level 2

210: Skill Building Grammar II

230: Skill Building Reading II

220: Skill Building Writing II

240: Skill Building Listening/Speaking II

Level 3

310: Skill Building Grammar III

330: Skill Building Reading III

320: Skill Building Writing III

340: Skill Building Listening/Speaking III


Level 4 - Low Intermediate

410: Introduction to Grammar

430: Introduction to Reading

420: Introduction to Writing

440: Introduction to Listening/Speaking

Level 5 - Intermediate

510: Intermediate Grammar I

530: Intermediate Reading I

520: Intermediate Writing I

540: Dramatically Speaking

Level 6 - High Intermediate

610: Intermediate Grammar II

630: Intermediate Reading II

620: Intermediate Writing II

642: Oral Proficiency


Level 7

710: Advanced Grammar I

750: College Success I

720: Advanced Writing I

741: Academic Listening and Speaking

Level 8

876: Test prep

850: College Success II

820: Advanced Writing II

840: Debate

Last Updated: 3/1/22