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Intensive English Language Institute
IELI is a comprehensive, 4-level (elementary through advanced) program which offers academic credit (undergraduate) for language study. It is housed in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at USU. Students who successfully complete the program meet the English prerequisite for admission to both graduate and undergraduate study at Utah State University without the TOEFL. For more information, see our website www.usu.edu/ieli/.
The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) is an academic program on the campus of Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah. Logan is located in a scenic mountain valley 85 miles north of Salt lake City, the state capital. With a very low crime rate, Logan is considered a safe and peaceful place to study. The university has approximately 17,000 students; about 5% are international students.
All faculty have an MA in TESL or closely related field and some faculty also have Ph.D.s. All faculty have lived and/or taught overseas.
General English: Yes
English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Yes
English for Business: No
Other Programs:Teacher training program: a professional development course for overseas teacher trainers and other EFL professionals interested in current developments in second language teaching and in enhancing their own language skills. Short term program for Dominican Republic Government Officials.
Private Classes: No
Customised Groups: Yes
Maximum Class Size: 25
Average Class Size: 15
Beginner Levels: 1
Intermediate Levels: 2
Advanced Levels: 1
All classes are for academic credit; full load is 18 credits
Minimum Hours Required Per Week: 0
Maximum Hours Per Week: 18
Part Time Available: Yes
Summer Session 10 weeks starting in May, Fall Semester 15 weeks starting in August, Spring Semester 15 weeks starting in January
Student Origins and Enrollments
Latin America: 14%
Middle East: 28%
USU is a major land grant research institution. All campus facilities, including dormitories and student apartments, are available to students. Intensive English classes meet in university classrooms.
Fees based on a session length of 15 weeks.
Fees may have changed since this information was published — check for latest information.
Included means that this service is provided at no extra charge.
There is a one-time placement examination fee of $50.00.
Notes on Fees:
Tuition includes student activity fees for access to the Health Center, recreation centers, tennis courts, sporting events, and other student activities. Health insurance is additional and is required of all international students. The other required fee is a $100 International Student Fee.
Dormitory fees vary with the type of housing selected and meal plan options. $2,000 for a one-semester (approximately 15 weeks) contract in a shared room with 10 meals per week is a typical mid range housing option. Apartments vary from about $400 to $700 per month. Students arrange their own housing. They can do it on-line at http://www.housing.usu.edu/.
A full range of student services is available on campus.Visit http://studentlife.tsc.usu.edu/stuserv/index.php to learn more about student services.
Educational Service Opportunities
Students who complete USU's Intensive English Language Institute do not need to submit TOEFL scores to enter a degree program at USU. Depending upon major field, up to 18 credits of intensive English course apply as elective toward graduation.
Transportation between Salt Lake International Airport and the USU campus is available through Cache Valley Limousine Service. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling (435) 563-6400 from outside the United States or 1-800-658-8526 (toll free).
Students planning to study English first and later enroll in USU graduate or undergraduate programs are encouraged to submit applications directly by going to http://www.usu.edu/iss/admission.html.