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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
To Introduce Intensive English Program
MAILED: Nov. 7, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will launch an intensive English program next semester to provide English as a second language instruction for those preparing for academic study in a U.S. university or looking to increase their English skills for professional work.
The program, offered through the department of foreign languages, Center for International Education and Continuing Education, will allow students who haven't achieved the minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language to study ESL at UW-Eau Claire without receiving credit.
Because students apply for the IEP through Continuing Education rather than the Admissions office, no credit can be earned. The goal is to provide students with enough training to enable them to achieve the minimum TOEFL score of 475.
Approximately 15-18 hours per week will be devoted to covering five major program components - oral skills, written skills, pronunciation, TOEFL preparation and cultural understanding. Students will take written and oral exams throughout the semester, along with a TOEFL at the beginning and end of the program.
Instructors will be members of UW-Eau Claire faculty and academic staff who have experience teaching ESL.
UW-Eau Claire also will be offering a five-week IEP in June and July and a four-week program in July and August. The programs include 26 hours of weekly class work and several cultural excursions and activities.
The application deadline for the spring IEP is Dec. 1; deadline for the summer session is May 15. For more information, contact Jean Peterson at Continuing Education, (715) 836-3636.
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Updated: Nov. 7, 2001