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The Intensive English Program (IEP) at USD is designed to help individuals who wish to improve proficiency in English. Most IEP students go on to enter North American universities after completing the IEP program. Others complete the program for professional purposes. The IEP runs during the fall and spring semesters, and a special six-week summer program.

Classes are small, so students are assured of having much opportunity to practice their English language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Many individuals - undergraduate students as well as doctoral candidates - serve as tutors, instructors and mentors in the Intensive English program.

Those of us in the English Department - faculty, teaching assistants, and tutors - welcome you! We are here to help you with your English communication questions and concerns, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. It is the wise student who addresses language concerns first and foremost. Only with strong language skills can you hope to be as successful as possible, no matter your area of interest and study. 

The following links and documents provide further information about the Intensive English Program and the process of applying as an international student at the University of South Dakota. 

ContactUs  Intensive English Coordinator
Christopher Jenks
(605) 677-5977