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IEP Online @ WCU

The Office of Global Engagement has decided to suspend the Intensive English Program (IEP) starting January 1, 2023. 

Study English where you are!

Improve your English language skills under the guidance of experienced instructors in a well established program. The WCU Intensive English Program was established in 2009.

Develop intercultural communication skills while practicing English with other students from around the world!

  • No visa required
  • No application fee
  • All students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate from Western Carolina University
  • All instructors have at least thirty years of experience teaching English and hold graduate degrees in TESOL, English, or similar

Fall 2021 Session 2 (November 8 - December 17)
Course Information, Register, and Pay
Cost: $365 USD/ 6-week course

November 8 - December17
Monday, Friday  |  7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT (21:00 - 22.30 GMT)
$365 per 6-week session

This course is designed for working professionals who need to use English for their careers, conferences, and travel. We will focus on real-life communication and online presentation skills.

  • Increase understanding of vocabulary commonly used for business, travel, professional conferences, meetings, etc

  • Learn to express ideas in English more fluently, accurately, and confidently

  • Improve ability to give brief, online professional presentations in English

  • Develop intercultural communication skills for interacting with people from around the world

November 8 - December17
Tuesday, Thursday  |  8:00 - 9:30 AM EDT (12:00 - 13.30 GMT)
$365 per 6-week session

In this interactive online course, participants will increase their ability to speak English fluently, confidently, and accurately through the discussion of a variety of topics.

  • Develop English pronunciation skills, including correct pronunciation of individual sounds and words

  • Increase vocabulary and become familiar with American idioms

  • Express ideas more clearly and precisely and better understand conversations

  • Speak one-on-one with the instructor at least two times during the course. This provides an opportunity for targeted, individual practice

Important: IEP Online @ WCU courses do not satisfy the requirements for conditional admission. Those interested in conditional admission to Western Carolina University must attend and complete the full-time, in-person IEP program.

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