Programs

Are you looking for a full-time Intensive English Program? Do you want to improve your academic English by studying part-time? Are you a professional or student that wants to take classes in the evening or on weekends?

Then the NC State IEP has a program for YOU!

Full-Time Enrollment Options

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English Language Study

English language students study in the IEP for personal, professional, or academic reasons. Applicants do not have to already be associated with NC State University. Visa support is provided for accepted students. Admission to degree programs is not guaranteed. Students should apply directly to the IEP.

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Undergraduate Conditional Admission

Conditionally admitted undergraduate students study in the IEP before entering their degree program. Students should apply directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for their degree program to be considered for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students do not have to complete an IEP application.

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Pathway Program

Conditionally admitted undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the NC State Pathway Program. In the Pathway Program, students take a combination of IEP courses and undergraduate credit courses at the same time allowing them to earn credits towards their graduation requirements.

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Graduate Conditional Admission

Conditionally admitted graduate students study in the IEP before entering their degree program. Students should apply directly to the Graduate School for their degree program to be considered for conditional admission. Conditionally admitted students do not have to complete an IEP application.

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Part-Time Enrollment

Part-time students are community members, visitors, students, and professionals who have at least an intermediate level of English proficiency. They can take 1-3 IEP courses per semester and are integrated into the regular IEP courses. NC State does not issue an I-20 for part-time students.


Evening/Weekend Courses

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Visiting Scholar Courses

Every semester, the Intensive English Program offers visiting scholars at NC State University a 10-week conversation skills class and a 10-week academic writing skills class for a small fee. Classes are restricted to NC State visiting scholars.

TOEFL Test Prep

This course serves as an introduction to the format, test-taking skills and strategies for improved scores on the TOEFL iBT. Students will develop a familiarity with each section of the test as well as practice test-taking strategies designed to improve future TOEFL scores.

Business English Writing

The English language is well-established as the language of global business interaction. In this course, participants will examine the conventions of acceptable business English (BE) communication. Using task-based activities, participants will work to define the purpose, as well as the proper structure, tone and formality required within a variety of written communications common in business today.

Pronunciation of American English

This course is designed to provide pronunciation skills which will enable non-native English speakers to be better understood when engaging in daily conversation. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation. Each student receives an assessment of their current speech patterns and areas in need of improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to pronounce English words, phrases and sentences with increased accuracy and intelligibility.

The Art of English Conversation

This course offers students a chance to experiment with and practice spoken English that will allow them to communicate with confidence in a variety of settings. In addition to simulating conversations appropriate to life in the community, at work and/or in a school setting, students will practice using correct pronunciation when speaking and be given individual feedback on topics such as stress, intonation, and tone.

Custom Programs

The IEP can create special, customized programs for businesses, organizations, and government sponsors.

Take A Virtual Tour

IEP Building

Want to see where you will be taking classes? Take a virtual tour of the Intensive English Program building located at NC State University.