College of Arts & Sciences Intensive English


The primary focus of each of the following course offerings is to allow each student to have as much time for individualized learning as possible. Many students wish to spend one or two semesters working to improve their English skills before taking regular university classes.

Students might spend seven hours per week, or more, in ENGL 101 and ENGL 195 structured classes,then spend another four or more hours per week with individual tutors addressing specific language concerns. Students are also able to work with language center self-study materials either in the Library or through the Writing Center.

As students become more advanced in their English skills, they are encouraged to enroll in courses which, though not specifically a part of the Intensive English Program, certainly address Intensive English concerns. Such classes include, but are not limited to:

  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • ENGL 201 - Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 203 - Grammar
  • ENGL 205 - Business Writing
  • ENGL 210 - English Literature
  • ENGL 283 - Creative Writing

Students often continue to enroll in ENGL 195 - Special Topics in English (Intensive English) to receive specialized Intensive English tutoring while taking the above courses.