Intensive English Program (IEP)

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the English Institute for International Students is an academically oriented intensive language study program for degree-seeking students at the University of Tulsa. It is the goal of the program to provide international students with the necessary English language skills and competence to perform successfully at a post-secondary level. All applicants to the program must have been granted conditional admission to the university or receive university approval.

Program Organization

The IEP is organized into five levels of study ranging from beginning to advanced levels of proficiency. All incoming students are required to take the Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment, the results of which determine their appropriate level of placement. Students are required to take all classes within a single course level regardless of higher demonstrated achievement in a particular skill area. Course sessions are conducted over a period of 8 weeks. Final exams are given for all levels in orders to assess students’ achievement of learning outcomes.

Classes meet weekly from Monday to Friday, and daily classes include instruction in the functional areas of reading, writing, structure (grammar), and the combined skills of listening and speaking. In addition to regular classes, students have access to an on-campus computer laboratory.

Students who are attending undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of Tulsa can fulfill the university language proficiency requirement through successful completion of level 5.

Session Schedule

 

Spring 2020 
January 9Institutional TOEFL
January 10 Spring 1 Placement Exam
January 13 - March 5Spring 1 Classes
March 6Spring 2 Placement Exam
March 9 - May 7Spring 2 Classes
Summer 2020 
May 22Placement Exam
May 26 - July 17Classes

Costs

Tuition & FeesPer SessionPer Year
Tuition$3,023$15,115
International Fee$72$360
Health Insurance$350$1,750
Total Tuition Fees$3,445$17,225
Living ExpensesPer SessionPer Year
Total Tuition, Fees, and Living Expenses$7,647$38,237
Books$320$1,600
Housing$1,646$8,232
Food$1,216$6,080
Personal Expenses$1,020$5,100
Total Living Expenses$4,202$21,012

Proficiency Scale

 Level 1
Low Beginning
Level 2
High Beginning
Level 3
Low Intermediate
Level 4
High Intermediate
Level 5
Advanced
StructureStudents will be able to identify, understand, and use basic English sentence structures, nouns, pronouns, the present and past simple and progressive tenses, the future tenses, time signals, basic adverbs of frequency and time, quantifiers, and basic verbals.Students will be able to identify, understand, and use count, non-count, and possessive nouns; articles; possessive, reflexive, and reciprocal pronouns; present, past, future, and present perfect tenses; adverbs of frequency and manner; time signals; and quantifiers.Students will be able to identify, understand, and use more advanced forms of all perfect tenses, modals and modal-like expressions, and the passive voice.Students will be able to identify, understand, and use restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses, adverb clauses, noun clauses, reduced dependent clauses, and transitional words and expressions.Students will be able to identify, understand, and use infinitives, gerunds, real and unreal conditionals, phrasal and causative verbs, and reported speech in written and other academic contexts.
ReadingStudents will be able to use basic reading strategies to understand main ideas and supporting details in texts of an upper elementary school level. Students will be able to read approximately 80-100 words per minute.Students will be able to use basic vocabulary and reading strategies to understand main ideas and supporting details in texts of a lower middle school level. Students will be able to read approximately 100-120 words per minute.Students will be able to use a variety of reading strategies to understand main ideas and supporting details in texts of an upper middle school level. Students will be able to read approximately 120-140 words per minute.Students will be able to use various strategies to read and understand academic and other authentic texts of a lower high school level. Students will be able to read approximately 140-160 words per minute.Students will be able to use various strategies to read, understand, and evaluate academic and other authentic texts of an upper high school level. Students will be able to read approximately 160-180 words a minute.
Listening and
Speaking
Students will be able to understand and use spoken English in basic social and academic settings. Students will be able to engage in basic interpersonal exchanges with classmates. They will have a basic understanding and command of English phonemes and points of articulation.Students will be able to understand and use spoken English in simple social and academic settings. Students will be able to give short, personal presentations in English. They will have a moderate understanding and command of English phonemes and points of articulation.Students will be able to understand and use spoken English in modified social and academic settings. Students will be able to give simple, short academic presentations in English with visual aids. They will have an intermediate understanding and command of English phonemes, points of articulation, and patterns of stress and intonation.Students will be able to understand and use spoken English in a variety of social and academic settings. Students will be able to give academic presentations in English with visual aids. They will have a good understanding and command of English phonemes, points of articulation, and patterns of stress and intonation.Students will be able to understand and engage in spoken English in most general social and academic settings. Students will be able to give fairly sophisticated academic presentations in English with visual aids. They will have a strong understanding and command of English phonemes, points of articulation, and patterns of stress and intonation.
WritingStudents will be able to write basic five-sentence paragraphs including topic, supporting, and concluding sentences. They will be able to produce simple and compound sentences in the simple present and imperative and revise their own work based on instructor feedback.Students will be able to write basic five- to eight-sentence paragraphs including topic, supporting, and concluding sentences using the simple present, simple past, and present progressive. Students will have begun to proofread their own work for accuracy in organization, grammar, and mechanics.Students will be able to write academic expository, process, and cause/effect paragraphs of eight to ten sentences including a topic sentence, major and minor supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence. Students will be able proofread their own work for accuracy in organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and content.Students will be able to compose five-paragraph expository and process essays of approximately two pages in length, including an introduction with thesis statement, unified body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph. Students will be able to proofread their own work for accuracy in organization, grammar, mechanics, vocabulary, and content.Students will be able to compose standard five-paragraph academic essays of approximately three pages in length using the genres of compare/contrast, cause/effect, and argumentation. Students will be able to conduct basic research for argumentative support and proofread their own work for accuracy.