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Intensive English Program - Advanced

Program Code: 908613

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at NWTC is designed to prepare students for the academic language demands of college-level coursework. The IEP offers two levels of English instruction: Intermediate and Advanced. Students attend class 4 hours daily in Listening/Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Students also have access to the language lab for independent study and practice in the afternoon. The IEP instructors have many years of experience and have lived and/or taught extensively in other countries. The benefits of participating in the NWTC Intensive English Program (IEP) are: . Attending an IEP program located in a college environment which provides student support services for academic success . Academic language skills necessary for success in college-level courses . Acclimation to the US college experience prior to enrolling in full-time college-level programs . Ease of transition into post-secondary programs at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, or transfer to other state colleges or universities within the United States . Twice as much instruction for the cost as compared to other US Intensive English Programs. This program also offers a six-week Summer Academy with integrated curriculum for advanced students. The Summer Academy will prepare advanced level students for the demands of college-level coursework in the Fall. For further information on the Intensive English Program including the Summer Academy, visit: http://www.nwtc.edu/intensiveenglish

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Certificate Completers will be able to

• Speak with standard English pronunciation in both formal and informal settings
• Maintain extended spoken discourse in both formal and informal settings
• Develop arguments for debates
• Use American English writing conventions to produce coherent academic essays
• Analyze text structure and organization
• Use a variety of verb tenses and aspects to express complex ideas in spoken and written academic discourse
• Perform academic research

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Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• Students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 450 (pbt)/45 (iBt) or IELTS 5.0 to enter the IEP. Please note that admission to the IEP does not guarantee admission to the College.
• At the beginning of the program, students will take an English placement test (CaMLA) and an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) to determine which level of language instruction they need. Placement decisions are based on a combination of TOEFL or IELTS scores, CaMLA test scores, and the OPI.

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-861-300
IEP Adv Listening/Speaking
5
10-861-300 IEP ADVANCED LISTENING/SPEAKING ...this course will build the learners’ listening and speaking skills. Learners will listen to short lectures, build note-taking skills, and participate in group discussions. Listening for main ideas and supporting details and building conversational fluency are the main skills emphasized in this course. Learners will also develop presentation skills. (Prerequisite: New IEP Students: TOEFL (pbt) = 450 or IELTS 5.0-5.5 or CaMLA = 45 or CEFR B2, and completed OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview), Existing IEP Students: Grade of "B" or better in intermediate level or "C" GPA or CaMLA = 45 or CEFR B2; Corequisite: 10-861-301, IEP Advanced Reading, 10-861-302, IEP Advanced Writing, 10-861-303, IEP Advanced Grammar OR instructor approval)
10-861-301
IEP Advanced Reading
5
10-861-301 IEP ADVANCED READING ...students will read articles and academic essays as they identify main ideas and details, read for speed, and develop inferencing skills. Learners will also discuss authentic readings in groups. (Prerequisite: New IEP Students: TOEFL (pbt) = 450 or IELTS 5.0-5.5 or CaMLA = 45 or CEFR B2, and completed OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview), Existing IEP Students: Grade of "B" or better in intermediate level or "C" GPA or CaMLA = 45 or CEFR B2; Corequisite: 10-861-300, IEP Adv Listening/Speaking, 10-861-302, IEP Advanced Writing, 10-861-303, IEP Advanced Grammar OR instructor approval)
10-861-302
IEP Advanced Writing
5
10-861-302 IEP ADVANCED WRITING ...students develop reading and writing skills in academic and informal genres as they critically examine articles and produce academic essays. Students will utilize the writing process to refine their writing. (Prerequisite: New IEP Students: TOEFL (pbt) = 450 or IELTS 5.0-5.5 or CaMLA = 45 or CEFR B2, and completed OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview), Existing IEP Students: Grade of "B" or better in intermediate level or "C" GPA or CaMLA = 45 or CEFR B2; Corequisite: 10-861-300, IEP Adv Listening/Speaking, 10-861-301, IEP Advanced Reading, 10-861-303, IEP Advanced Grammar OR instructor approval)
10-861-303
IEP Advanced Grammar
5
10-861-303 IEP ADVANCED GRAMMAR ...students investigate the interaction of grammatical form, meaning, and use, applying grammatical concepts to communicative contexts through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (Prerequisite: New IEP Students: TOEFL (pbt) = 450 or IELTS 5.0-5.5 or CaMLA = 45 or CEFR B2, and completed OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview), Existing IEP Students: Grade of "B" or better in intermediate level or "C" GPA or CaMLA = 45 or CEFR B2; Corequisite: 10-861-300, IEP Adv Listening/Speaking, 10-861-301, IEP Advanced Reading, 10-861-302, IEP Advanced Writing OR instructor approval)
Certificate Total
20
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Note

• To progress from IEP advanced level to transitional IEP and college level coursework, students must have completed all advanced level coursework with a grade of “B” or better, or a GPA of “C” or CaMLA score of 51 or higher.
• This certificate will take a minimum of fifteen weeks of instruction prior to transitioning into college level courses.

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