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Course Description

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) provides non-native English speakers with specific language skills to prepare them for entering a U.S. university or the global marketplace. University of San Diego's English Language Academy (ELA) maintains a rigorous academic course of study, with a focus on five core skills and TOEFL preparation. Many of our successful graduates have gone on to undergraduate and graduate programs across the country.

  • Pre-testing for accurate class placement
  • Post-testing to highlight improvements
  • Small classes of 10-15 for a strong connection with faculty
  • Highly qualified, experienced professors with graduate degrees and English Language teaching
  • The program is scheduled in 14-week semesters in the Fall and Spring, and a 10-week semester in the Summer. There is a shortened version of the Intensive English Program with two 7 week sessions in the Fall and Spring, and two 5-week sessions during the Summer.
 

Admission Process

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Learner Outcomes

  • Develop and expand your English language skills
  • Build an academic vocabulary and strengthen your grammar skills
  • Form an understanding of different English dialects and idioms
  • Use engaging communication activities to significantly improve listening and understanding
  • Prepare for and increase TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Training System) score
  • Become familiar with American culture to better understand the background and values of Americans 
  • Apply new skills to successfully transition to college or enhance career

Of note: at the English Language Academy, Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are specific to each skill/level.

Course Details

Who Should Attend: International students who are considering entering a U.S. university or the global marketplace

Accommodations: Students may have an opportunity to stay in the university’s student residence halls. They are modern, clean and comfortable apartments, generally for eight students in twin-study bedrooms with two communal bathrooms and a living area. Each residence has its own reception area, round-the-clock security, vending machines and laundry facilities. Residential students have full-board which includes three meals per day.  Campus housing is not available for the Short Term Intensive English Language Program.

Instructors: USD faculty and experienced practitioners provide a stimulating and participative learning environment. All instructors have earned a Master's Degree or higher.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Application

Name
English Language Academy Application

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Type
Classroom
Days
T, Th
Time
9:00AM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 09, 2021 to May 06, 2021
Type
Classroom
Days
W, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Mar 10, 2021 to May 07, 2021
Schedule and Location
Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
ELA Short Term Intensive English 2020-21 - 7 Week credit (25 units) $3,175.00 or $500.00 deposit
Section Fees
Health Center Fee $170.00 Mandatory
ELA Book Fee $350.00 Mandatory
2020 ELA Student Association Fee A or B $75.00 Mandatory
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Extension Credit
25 units
Section Notes

Textbooks/materials are not included in the price of tuition; Application Fee ($200), Tuition Deposit ($500), and Health Center Fee ($170) are non-refundable.

 

Type
Classroom
Days
T, W, Th, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Dates
May 25, 2021 to Aug 06, 2021
Schedule and Location
Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Health Center Fee $170.00 Mandatory
2020 ELA Student Association Fee $100.00 Mandatory
ELA Book Fee $300.00 Mandatory
2021 Health Insurance Fee (SU) $1,045.00 Optional
Available for Extension Credit
25 units
Section Notes

Textbooks/materials are not included in the price of tuition; Application Fee ($200), Tuition Deposit ($500), and Health Center Fee ($170) are non-refundable.

 

Type
Classroom
Days
T, Th
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
May 25, 2021 to Jul 01, 2021
Type
Classroom
Days
W, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
May 26, 2021 to Jul 02, 2021
Schedule and Location
Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Health Center Fee $170.00 Mandatory
ELA Book Fee $300.00 Mandatory
2020 ELA Student Association Fee A or B $75.00 Mandatory
Available for Extension Credit
25 units
Section Notes

Textbooks/materials are not included in the price of tuition; Application Fee ($200), Tuition Deposit ($500), and Health Center Fee ($170) are non-refundable.

 

Type
Classroom
Days
T, Th
Time
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Dates
Jun 29, 2021 to Aug 05, 2021
Type
Classroom
Days
W, F, M
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Jun 30, 2021 to Aug 06, 2021
Schedule and Location
Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Health Center Fee $170.00 Mandatory
ELA Book Fee $300.00 Mandatory
2020 ELA Student Association Fee A or B $75.00 Mandatory
Available for Extension Credit
25 units
Section Notes

Textbooks/materials are not included in the price of tuition; Application Fee ($200), Tuition Deposit ($500), and Health Center Fee ($170) are non-refundable.

 

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