Visiting Scholar Courses

Each fall and spring semester, the IEP offers visiting scholars at NC State a 10-week conversation skills class and a 10-week writing skills class for a small fee. 

Conversation Skills

  • Course Overview: In this 10-week course, students will have an opportunity to sharpen their English conversation skills and explore topics relating to American culture.
  • Course Details:
    • 1 hour/week for 10 weeks
      • Spring: end of January – middle of April
      • Fall: middle of September – middle of November
    • Two sections – lunchtime and late afternoon
    • All proficiency levels welcomed
    • Course Fee: $30

Academic Writing Skills

  • Course Overview: In this 10-week class, students will learn how to improve their English language writing. The instructor will focus on various types of academic writing and advanced grammatical structures. Please note there are assignments outside of class.
    • Students will:
      • focus on various types of academic writing including, but not limited to email, reports, summaries and problem-solution texts.
      • review and practice advanced grammatical structures and tone common to each type of writing.
      • learn to recognize appropriate style for specific audience
      • learn to interpret, assess, and respond to information in professional and academic publications
      • acquire the ability to properly utilize and cite document sources.
  • Course Details:
    • 2 hours/week for 10 weeks in the early evening
      • Spring: end of January – middle of April
      • Fall: middle of September – middle of November
    • Course fee: $155

Note: A minimum level of intermediate English proficiency is required.

Students in a Biomedical Engineering class of Dr. Andrew DiMeo in Engineering Building III on Centennial Campus.

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New: Part-Time Enrollment

The IEP offers part-time enrollment in its regular courses. Part-time students can enroll in 1-3 courses, up to 16 hours per week. Please note that part-time students must demonstrate at least an intermediate level of English proficiency in order to participate in this program.