Intensive English Program (IEP)

Intensive English Program (IEP)

Brian Heldenbrand, Director

Concordia University’s Academic Intensive English Program (AIEP) is a WASC accredited, academically-focused English language proficiency program. Students are accepted at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Strong oral and written language skills are emphasized in the curriculum, preparing students for academic success and professional communication. Our advanced levels provide the necessary support for students to accelerate their acquisition of English. This support is achieved by providing students with one-on-one attention from professors with advanced degrees and fluency in multiple languages. We also offer students opportunities to practice English inside and outside the classroom. As a result, AIEP students are an integral part of the Concordia family. Students are actively integrated into the life of the campus, where they not only learn but also use their practical English skills. Extracurricular opportunities range from interacting with their American roommates in the Global Village residence hall to becoming a member of the Global Citizen’s Club.

Our program equips students with strategies for cultural competence as well as success in their academic endeavors through the many majors and degrees offered at Concordia. Students who successfully complete Level 7 and meet all other university admission requirements are able to apply for the undergraduate programs. Likewise, completion of Level 8 affords students the English and learning skills necessary to apply and succeed in graduate programs at Concordia University.

For more information, visit our website www.cui.edu/LearnEnglish or stop by the International Center located in the Administration Building Room 120, or contact us by phone at 949-214-3584.

Pathway Program

The CUI Pathway Program is designed for international students who meet all admission requirements except for the English level requirement of TOEFL 79/IELTS 6.5.