Intensive English Language Program

Course Available
25 Units
Main Campus
Classroom

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. '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.

  • Six levels of English, from Beginning to Advanced
  • 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.
 

 

Course Details

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

Materials and Textbooks: costs of materials and textbooks are included in the tuition. 

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.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
ELA-X700 – FA24-14 Week 27 Aug 202406 Dec 2024 25 $6850

Intensive English Language

27 Aug 202406 Dec 2024
25
$6850
Classroom
In Person
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ELA-X700 – FA24-14 Week – Intensive English Language

Number of Sessions: 74

Type Date Time Location Instructors
In Person Tue Aug 27, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Aug 28, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Aug 29, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Aug 30, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 2, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Sep 3, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Sep 4, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Sep 5, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Sep 6, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 9, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Sep 10, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Sep 11, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Sep 12, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Sep 13, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 16, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Sep 17, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Sep 18, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Sep 19, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Sep 20, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 23, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Sep 24, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Sep 25, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Sep 26, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Sep 27, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 30, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 1, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 2, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 3, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 4, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Oct 7, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 8, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 9, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 10, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 11, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Oct 14, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 15, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 16, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 17, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 18, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Oct 21, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 22, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 23, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 24, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 25, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Oct 28, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 29, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 30, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 31, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 1, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Nov 4, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Nov 5, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Nov 6, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Nov 7, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 8, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Nov 11, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Nov 12, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Nov 13, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Nov 14, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 15, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Nov 18, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Nov 19, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Nov 20, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Nov 21, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 22, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Nov 25, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Nov 26, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Nov 27, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Nov 28, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 29, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Dec 2, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Dec 3, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Dec 4, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Dec 5, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Dec 6, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila

Textbooks/materials are included in the price of tuition; Application Fee ($200) is non-refundable.

No classes during the Thanksgiving Break; November 27-29, 2024

This course requires an application process to be completed prior to enrollment. Note: this process requires a non-refundable $200 payment.

ELA-X700 – FA24-7 Wk Session A 27 Aug 202418 Oct 2024 25 $3900

7 Week Intensive English Language

27 Aug 202418 Oct 2024
25
$3900
Classroom
In Person
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ELA-X700 – FA24-7 Wk Session A – 7 Week Intensive English Language

Number of Sessions: 39

Type Date Time Location Instructors
In Person Tue Aug 27, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Aug 28, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Aug 29, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Aug 30, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 2, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Sep 3, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Sep 4, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Sep 5, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Sep 6, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 9, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Sep 10, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Sep 11, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Sep 12, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Sep 13, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 16, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Sep 17, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Sep 18, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Sep 19, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Sep 20, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 23, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Sep 24, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Sep 25, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Sep 26, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Sep 27, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Sep 30, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 1, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 2, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 3, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 4, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Oct 7, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 8, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 9, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 10, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 11, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Oct 14, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 15, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 16, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 17, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 18, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila

Textbooks/materials are included in the price of tuition.  Application Fee ($200) is non-refundable.

This course requires an application process to be completed prior to enrollment. Note: this process requires a non-refundable $200 payment.

ELA-X700 – FA24-7 Wk Session B 15 Oct 202406 Dec 2024 25 $3900

7 Week Intensive English Language

15 Oct 202406 Dec 2024
25
$3900
Classroom
In Person
View Details

ELA-X700 – FA24-7 Wk Session B – 7 Week Intensive English Language

Number of Sessions: 39

Type Date Time Location Instructors
In Person Tue Oct 15, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 16, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 17, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 18, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Oct 21, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 22, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 23, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 24, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Oct 25, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Oct 28, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Oct 29, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Oct 30, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Oct 31, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 1, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Nov 4, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Nov 5, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Nov 6, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Nov 7, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 8, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Nov 11, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Nov 12, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Nov 13, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Nov 14, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 15, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Nov 18, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Nov 19, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Nov 20, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Nov 21, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 22, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Nov 25, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Nov 26, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Nov 27, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Nov 28, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Nov 29, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Mon Dec 2, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Tue Dec 3, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Wed Dec 4, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Thu Dec 5, 2024 9:15AM – 3:40PM Main Campus, Avila
In Person Fri Dec 6, 2024 9:00AM – 2:30PM Main Campus, Avila

Textbooks/materials are included in the price of tuition.  Application Fee ($200) is non-refundable.

No classes during the Thanksgiving Break; November 27-29, 2024

This course requires an application process to be completed prior to enrollment. Note: this process requires a non-refundable $200 payment.

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

Instructors

Professional development courses offered by the ’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.

Why USD?

The Professional and Continuing Education program nurtures key partnerships on the local, national, and international level. The goal is to better serve working professionals who seek to enhance or build their careers and help achieve their highest value and potential. Contact us today to learn more.

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Learning Method Information

Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.

Classroom

These on-campus courses are offered in a traditional classroom where you can connect with your instructor and classmates in a live setting. This learning environment facilitates communication in real time, enables immediate feedback and fosters face-to-face interaction with the instructor and classmates. Classroom courses have a scheduled start and finish date, and students are expected to attend all course sessions.

Key Benefits of English Language Academy Courses

Dynamic, Practical Language Skills

Our individualized, skill-based placement system stimulates dynamic learning for students of varying levels of language proficiency with instruction that is tailored to their unique needs.

Sense of Community

Our faculty and staff engage students from around the globe in an enriching, high-quality educational experience where they also build friendships that help stimulate academic success.

Invested in Your Success

Our mission is to help each student thrive while developing the English language skills that position them to achieve personal, professional and academic goals.