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West Virginia University

Intensive English Program
Morgantown, West Virginia USA



School Introduction

Tne IEP at West Virginia University is located in a safe friendly community in the scenic mountains of West Virginia. The university has 23, 000 students on two campuses linked by a Personal Rapid Transit System and is a major research and medical center for the entire state. There are many outdoor sports in the area, including skiing, whitewater rafting, and mountain biking, and the university hosts a great variety of musical and cultural events.

ESL Program Introduction

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at West Virginia University has been offering courses in academic and professional English since 1979. Providing instruction at 6 levels from beginning to advanced, the program offers a core curriculum of Communication Skills, Reading and Vocabulary, Writing and Study Skills and Grammar, as well as a choice of elective courses which include TOEFL Preparation, Business English and Freshman Orientation. Full-time students are in class for a minimum of 21 hours per week and can make use of the extensive resources available in the Language Lab outside class hours.

TOEFL testing is conducted at the beginning, middle, and end of each session to determine each student's level of proficiency. After one semester of study in the IEP, undergraduate students may generally enter the University with a TOEFL score of 500 and graduate students with a TOEFL score of 530.

IEP students can use most facilities at the University, including the computer labs, libraries, student services, sports, and entertainment. The IEP also provides a Conversation Partner Program, a weekly English Conversation Table, a range of extracurricular activities, and day and weekend trips for a small additional cost.

Background Data

Schedule & Fees

Summer I, 5/21/02-6/28/02 (6 weeks)
Summer II, 7/1/02-8/8/02 (6 weeks)
Fall, 8/19/02-12/14/02 (16 weeks)
Spring, 1/13/03-5/8/03 (16 weeks)

Tuition: $3, 300 (16 weeks), $1, 500 (6 weeks)
Application Fee: $50
Housing/meals: $3, 040 (16 weeks), $1140 (6 weeks)

Special Courses & Features

Contact Info

Intensive English Program
West Virginia University
PO Box 6297
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

(304) 293-3604
(304) 293-8642