"I heard about the IEP from my brother. He recommended it to me. He said that they had very good activities that would improve my English.
When I first came [to WCU], I met American students here and they were very friendly [...] to international students. It was surprising for me.
The way that teachers communicate with us as foreign students, that is also very nice for me."
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The Western Carolina University IEP is:
Welcoming - Students receive orientation to WCU and the broader community
Engaging -Small class size means students receive individual attention to their academic needs
Academic - Access available to university library, writing tutors, and other WCU learning resources
Immersive - Improve English, experience US culture by living and studying with WCU students
Safe - Small town in the mountains provides friendly US American atmosphere with global outlook
Inclusive - Activities explore the local area, encourage community involvement and belonging
Learn the language and academic skills needed to succeed at the university or in you career. The WCU IEP offers conditional admission to the university upon completion of our program. Completion of the WCU IEP fulfills WCU's English language requirement for undergraduate admission. For information about graduate school admission requirements please click here.
Experienced faculty hold graduate degrees in linguistics and/or language teaching and are native English speakers.
IEP students receive individual attention from a dedicated and caring faculty and staff.
The IEP Curriculum Includes:
- Three levels of English study: high beginner, intermediate, and advanced
- Instruction and strategies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and in special topics such as literature, film, academic research, iBT test-preparation and culture
- 18+ hours of in-class language instruction per week
- A variety of cross-cultural activities throughout the year
- Classes in session Monday—Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm
|Each level of instruction is designed to be completed in one 16-week semester. Low
Intermediate level students can potentially complete the program in three semesters.
Other students can complete the program in less time depending upon level of English
These courses are offered on a not-for-credit basis. Students must be at least 18 years old at time of study.
Intensive English Program
Intensive English Program
|Intensive English Program
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Western Carolina University
Cullowhee, NC 28723