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Intensive English Program - Intermediate

Program Code: 908612

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 intermediate students. The Summer Academy will provide early preparation for further intensive English study. 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

• Demonstrate control of basic grammar structures
• Maintain spoken discourse in both formal and informal settings
• Speak with intelligible English in both formal and informal settings
• Follow basic academic lectures and take accurate notes
• Use reading strategies to increase comprehension of academic texts
• Apply critical thinking skills to short, academic articles and extensive texts
• Construct clear, coherent multi-paragraph essays

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Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• Students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 400 (pbt)/32 (iBt) or IELTS 4.0 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
10-861-200
IEP Int Listening/Speaking
5
10-861-200 IEP INTERMEDIATE LISTENING/SPEAKING ...students practice communication skills in pairs and small groups with a focus on academic discussion skills, fluency, conversation maintenance, pronunciation, and grammatical accuracy. Students will also give brief presentations. (Prerequisite: TOEFL (pbt) = 400 or IELTS 4.0-5.0 or CaMLA = 35 or CEFR A2-B1, and completed OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview); Corequisite: 10-861-201, IEP Intermediate Reading, 10-861-202, IEP Intermediate Writing, 10-861-203, IEP Intermediate Grammar)
10-861-201
IEP Intermediate Reading
5
10-861-201 IEP INTERMEDIATE READING ...students practice reading comprehension strategies, such as skimming, scanning, and using context to determine vocabulary meaning. Students also develop word-building and dictionary skills and create a plan for vocabulary acquisition. (Prerequisite: TOEFL (pbt) = 400 or IELTS 4.0-5.0 or CaMLA = 35 or CEFR A2-B1, and completed OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview); Corequisite: 10-861-200, IEP Int Listening/Speaking, 10-861-202, IEP Intermediate Writing, 10-861-203, IEP Intermediate Grammar)
10-861-202
IEP Intermediate Writing
5
10-861-202 IEP INTERMEDIATE WRITING ...students write basic essays 4-5 paragraphs in length with a clear thesis, topic sentences, and transitions with basic essay organization (introduction, body, and conclusion). Students develop essays with sentence variety. (Prerequisite: TOEFL (pbt) = 400 or IELTS 4.0-5.0 or CaMLA = 35 or CEFR A2-B1, and completed OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview); Corequisite: 10-861-200 IEP Int Listening/Speaking, 10-861-201, IEP Intermediate Reading, 10-861-203, IEP Intermediate Grammar)
10-861-203
IEP Intermediate Grammar
5
10-861-203 IEP INTERMEDIATE GRAMMAR ...students develop intermediate-level grammar skills through a variety of communicative activities. Students will identify grammar through listening and reading, and produce accurate grammar in speaking and writing. (Prerequisite: TOEFL (pbt) = 400 or IELTS 4.0-5.0 or CaMLA = 35 or CEFR A2-B1, and completed OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview); Corequisite: 10-861-200, IEP Int Listening/Speaking, 10-861-201, IEP Intermediate Reading, 10-861-202, IEP Intermediate Writing)
Certificate Total
20
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Note

• To progress from IEP intermediate level to advanced level, students must have completed all intermediate level coursework with a grade of “B” or better, or a GPA of “C” or CaMLA score of 41 or higher.
• This certificate will take a minimum of thirty weeks of instruction prior to transitioning into college level courses.

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