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Academic Year: 2019-2020

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 Monday through Thursday 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; Nearly 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

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 (OOPT) to determine which level of language instruction they need. Placement decisions are based on a combination of TOEFL or IELTS scores, or OOPT or CaMLA test scores.

Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
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 OOPT = 35 or CaMLA = 35 or CEFR A2-B1; 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 ...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 OOPT = 35 or CaMLA = 35 or CEFR A2-B1; 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 ...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 OOPT = 35 or CaMLA = 35 or CEFR A2-B1; 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 ...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 OOPT = 35 or CaMLA = 35 or CEFR A2-B1; Corequisite: 10-861-200, IEP Int Listening/Speaking, 10-861-201, IEP Intermediate Reading, 10-861-202, IEP Intermediate Writing)
Certificate Total
15

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