Indiana University

The Department of Second Language Studies

Intensive English Program (IEP)

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington offers a comprehensive set of programs aimed mainly at preparing international students to study in English at the university level.

The mission of the Intensive English Program is to serve learners of English by offering courses designed to support development of English language skills for academic studies in North American universities. As part of the Department of Second Language Studies, the IEP also contributes to the development of ESL professionals, encourages curricular innovation, and supports the research mission of the department. In these ways the IEP contributes to the broader mission of Indiana University in fostering a community of global citizens.

The instructional program of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Indiana University is designed to help non-native English speakers increase their English language skills. Most IEP students are preparing to enter North American universities after completing the IEP program. Others are learning English for professional purposes. The curriculum is designed for students at all levels of English language proficiency, with an emphasis on developing the necessary oral and written skills for academic studies and business or professional communication.



Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced and trained teachers
  • Seven levels of instruction
  • Core classes AND Electives
  • TOEFL preparation
  • Professional Preparation
  • Legal English
  • MBA Preparatory Course
  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • 20-24 hours of class weekly
  • Access to extensive computing and library facilities
  • Computer skill workshops
  • Academic advising
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Business English

Session Dates

SessionCheck InRegistrationClasses
Summer 2, 20161Mon. June 13Fri. June 17Tues. June 21—Fri. July 29
Fall 1, 2016Mon. August 15Tues. August 16Mon. August 22—Fri. October 7
Fall 2, 2016Mon. October 10Tues. October 11Mon. October 17—Fri. December 9
Spring 1, 2017Tues. January 3Wed. January 4Mon., January 9—Fri. February 24
Spring 2, 2017Mon. February 27Tues. February 28Mon. March 6—Fri. April 28
Summer 1, 2017Mon. May 1Tues. May 2Mon. May 8—Fri. June 16
Summer 2, 2017Mon. June 12Fri. June 16Tues. June 20—Fri. July 28

1Note: Summer sessions are 6-week sessions.

Contact

Intensive English Program
Ballantine Hall 804
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
US

iep@indiana.edu
(812) 855-6457
(812) 855-5605

Placement Test

The IEP placement test determines the proper level of instruction. During the first week of class, instructors carefully review the students' performance and make appropriate adjustments in the placement if approved. These procedures ensure that students get full benefit from the program as they progress through the levels.

Levels of IEP

There are seven levels in the IEP. All levels meet for 20-25 classroom hours each week. After completing Level 6 or 7, most students are ready to begin academic work at a college or a university.

Levels 1-3

Levels 1-3 Beginning through low intermediate students take classes with specific attention to oral communication, reading and writing, as well as some direct attention to grammar, using a wide range of resources.

Level 4

Level 4 Intermediate students take classes that emphasize academic preparation in a combined reading/writing course, an oral communication course, and a grammar course. In addition, Level 4 students take a class in extensive reading.

Levels 5-7

Levels 5-6 High intermediate students attend a required core set of classes which are a reading-writing course, an oral communication course, and a grammar course. Students in Level 6 can choose an optional skill-based or content-based elective class.

Level 7 Advanced students attend a required core reading-writing course and then choose two or three additional skill or content elective courses. This level is designed to be repeated by students who are advanced but require further language study for their intended majors. Topics are changed every session.

Elective Course Examples

Skill-Based

  • Advanced Grammar
  • Advanced Pronunciation
  • Advanced Research Writing
  • TOEFL Preparation

Content-Based

  • American Film topics
  • Current Events
  • Pre-history of Indiana
  • Food History & Culture

Attendance

Students are expected to attend classes daily to facilitate steady improvement in their language skills and maintain their legal immigration status in the U.S.

Because absence from class may slow down this process, any student missing the maximum number of allowed absences according to the Attendance Policy will be dismissed from the program, and the sponsor, if applicable, will be notified. The student will be unable to remain in University housing.

Individualized counseling with the student is arranged to address attendance problems.

End of Session Evaluation

The Level Achievement Examination and the Institutional TOEFL are given to each student at the end of each session to evaluate progress of each student in the program. Student achievement in course work and on tests is recorded on an official evaluation form. The program sends this form, which documents all session results and teacher assessments, to students and their sponsors.

Certificate

Students leaving the program are awarded a Certificate of Participation.

Special Courses

The IEP regularly offers special courses for groups of students with particular needs or interests. Some of these are offered on a regular basis, such as Legal English during the summer, and some are offered by special arrangement at different times during the year. If you are interested in a special arrangement for a group of students, please contact the Director of the IEP, Gordon Clark.

This course is designed exclusively for admitted Master's degree students in the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. The purpose of the course is to help second language graduate students to sharpen language skills and improve reading, writing, and comprehension skills necessary to succeed in the Kelley School of Business.

  • Six-week course of study
  • 4 hours of class 5 days a week
  • Content and skill-based courses
  • Faculty with extensive ESL teaching experience in the US and abroad AND in Business English

Course of Study

Students will:

  • Understand and learn to effectively use business terms in English
  • Become more familiar with using English language skills in the MBA classroom setting
  • Learn how to frame and ask questions in English in MBA classes
  • Improve their English language skills for socializing and networking
  • Practice using English in academic discussions and group work
  • Prepare for making presentations in English

Extra-curricular Activities

The Business English Course offers several fieldtrips and activities to the students participating. These are unique opportunities to visit business organizations and professionals such as the following:

  • The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
  • The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University
  • Attend lectures by Business professionals
  • Visit local businesses

Requirements for Participation

Prospective participants must be admitted into the Kelley School of Business MBA program.

Application Process

After admission to the Kelley MBA Program, complete the enrollment form.

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Please note that once a student registers with the IEP Office, all program fees are non-refundable.

Estimated Expenses for One 7-week Session

IEP Expenses (1 session)AmountPaid To
Tuition$2,4001Student's IU Bursar account
IU International Student Fee$45.90Student's IU Bursar account
Room & Board (Estimated)$1,994Student's IU Bursar account
Health/Medical Insurance2$300Student's IU Bursar account
TB Test3$70IU Health Center
Miscellaneous (Books, other expenses)$390Various bookstores
TOTAL EXPENSES (one session)$5199.904

1 After a student registers for the session, tuition fees are non-refundable.

2 All students are required to have medical (health) insurance. The $300 amount listed above is only an average—with holidays and vacation breaks, coverage dates vary for each session and costs change according to the number of days a student is covered.

3 This cost estimate includes the $70 TB Test fee. All international students are required to be tested by QFT (Quantiferon) blood test for tuberculosis (TB). Students who subscribe to IU Student Health Insurance through AETNA will have this charge reimbursed. For more information about the TB Test requirement at IU, please see the International Services website.

4 Students need to bring "pocket money," too—for movies, snacks, shopping. The amount will vary greatly per person. A married student must estimate an extra $1,230 per session ($7,380 per year) to bring a spouse or dependent, plus an additional $670 per session ($4,020 per year) for each additional child or dependent.

Financial Statements

If you will be sponsored by a government or business, please send an official financial guarantee specifically covering English language training (or ESL), listing Indiana University Intensive English Program as your institution, and providing and address in the U.S. for the sponsor or agency.

If you will be sponsored by yourself, your family, or a friend, please send a bank account balance, bank statement, or savings account balance. If another person besides yourself is involved in financing your study, include a letter from that person with your name, the length of your stay, and the name and address of this sponsor. For reference, view a sample letter of support.

Housing

Students must arrange their own housing. There are many choices available.

On-campus Residential Services

On-campus housing is arranged through the IU Residential Programs and Services (RPS). The IEP office can NOT arrange housing for you. Campus apartments are all within walking distance of classes and are on the university bus routes.

Off-campus Housing

Many off-campus apartments are located near campus or near city bus routes. Off-campus housing is best arranged after your arrival in Bloomington, but you can begin your search by browsing the electronic classified ads for rooms and apartments using several local websites.

Temporary Housing

Temporary housing may be available for arriving students. Students should contact Residential Programs and Services (RPS) for information concerning availabilty and pricing.

Health Insurance

All international students are required to have health insurance. In the United States, health insurance is necessary to get the medical care you need.

After registering for IEP classes, international students will be automatically enrolled in IU Student Health and will be billed for the insurance by the Office of the Bursar. Students who already have health insurance that meets the minimum requirements may file a waiver request in iStart.

Requirements for Insurance Waiver

  • $100,000 for each illness
  • $100,000 for each accident
  • $50,000 for medical evacuation
  • $25,000 for repatriation of remains to the home country in case of death
  • Female students must have policies that cover the costs of pregnancy, pre-natal care and childbirth in an amount equal to any other sickness
  • This coverage must be in force throughout a student's stay in the US

For information on the current IU Aetna Health Insurance Policy please visit the office of Human Resources.

Requirements for Admission

All Students admitted to the program must:

  • Have earned a high school diploma
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Prove that they or their sponsors are able to pay for living expenses and tuition while in the United States

Admission to the IEP does not guarantee admission to Indiana University or any of its degree programs.

There are four main parts to the IEP application:

  1. Online application form
  2. Passport photo page (attached to form as JPG)
  3. Financial documentation in the form of a bank statement or sponsor letter (attached to form as PDF; if the bank statement is not in your name, please submit a letter of support.)
  4. US $100 application fee (non-refundable).

Transfer students must also submit a copy of their current I-20 and a final evaluation and transcript from the previous school, if available, to iepadmit@indiana.edu.

When we have received all of your information, we will send you an I-20 visa document. You may present it at an American embassy or consulate and request an F-1 student visa.

You will need to pay a Student Exchange and Visitor Information Service (SEVIS) fee and make a visa interview appointment at a U.S. embassy or consulate.

You should NOT enter the United States on a B-2 (tourist) visa if you want to study at a university. It is very difficult to change from a B-2 (tourist) visa to an F-1 (student) visa.

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Tom Lewis

Interim Director

tomlewis@indiana.edu (812) 855-6457 Weatherly Hall 219

BA, Russian Language, History; MA & PhD, Comparative Literature; 22 years ESL teaching experience, including in Guatemala & Russia; additional university experience in the teaching of Spanish & Russian

Michelle Fleener

Director, Budget & Administration
Assistant Director, Intensive English Program

fleenerm@iu.edu (812) 855-0419 Ballantine Hall 806

M.B.A. Accounting Specialization; 22 years experience in administration – 8 with an IEP; 21 years working with international students

Lynn Allen

Lecturer

lynallen@indiana.edu (812) 855-2180 Ballantine Hall 874

M.A. TESOL & Applied Linguistics; 7 years teaching ESL; Former English Language Fellow

Sofiya Asher

Lecturer

soasher@indiana.edu (812) 855-8012 Ballantine Hall 865

M.A. TESOL & Applied Linguistics; 6 years of EFL experience in Poland; 6 years of ESL experience in the USA

Leslie Gabriele

Lecturer
Curriculum Coordinator
Lead Teacher, MBA Preparatory Course

lgabriel@indiana.edu (812) 855-2180 Ballantine Hall 876

M.A. in Linguistics; 9 years experience in ESL/EFL in the USA and Brazil

Maddie Gashi

Master Teacher
Lead Teacher, Legal English Summer Start Course

mgashi@indiana.edu (812) 856-2618 Ballantine Hall 874

Certificate in Legal Studies; M.A. in TESOL & Applied Linguistics; M.A. French Linguistics; 21 years ESL experience; 3 years instructing university-level French

Michael McCafferty

Master Teacher

mmccaffe@indiana.edu (812) 855-4540 Ballantine Hall 874

M.A. Linguistics; Algonquian and Uto-Aztecan linguist; 24 years teaching ESL; ESL for American Indian children in New Mexico

Paul Russell

Lecturer

padrusse@indiana.edu (812) 855-4540 Ballantine Hall 874

M.A. TESOL & Applied Linguistics; M.A. French; 22 years experience teaching ESL; taught university-level French; EFL in China and Cameroon

Amber Challifour

Adjunct Instructor

achallif@indiana.edu (812) 855-8012 Ballantine Hall 865

M.A. TESOL & Applied Linguistics; M.A. in French/German; 25 years experience teaching French/German; 7 years teaching ESL; 5 summers teaching EFL in China

Jean Young Chun

Associate Instructor
Testing

jeanchun@indiana.edu (812) 855-8041 Ballantine Hall 865

Ph.D. Student, Second Language Studies; M.A. in Second Language Studies

Kelly Cover

Visiting Instructor

kmcover@indiana.edu (812) 855-8041 Weatherly Hall 105

M.A. in TESOL; previous teaching experience in community programs, online, and in Spain

Danielle Daidone

Associate Instructor

ddaidone@indiana.edu (812) 855-8041 Ballantine Hall 865

M.A. Student, Second Language Studies

Claire Fields

Associate Instructor

fieldsce@indiana.edu (812) 855-8041 Ballantine Hall 865

Claire Fields is an M.A. student in the TESOL/Applied Linguistics program within the Department of Second Language Studies at IU. She has one year of experience teaching EFL to high school students in Corsica, France, and two years of experience teaching adult ESL in New York City.

Kim Hallback

Adjunct Instructor

khallbac@indiana.edu (812) 855-8041 Ballantine Hall 865

M.A in Second and Foreign Language Education, TESOL; 29 years language teaching experience; mentor teacher; peace education teacher

Yilmaz Koylu

Associate Instructor

ykoylu@indiana.edu (812) 855-8041 Ballantine Hall 865

Ph.D. Student, Second Language Studies; M.A. in Foreign Language Education

Ryan Lidster

Test Developer
Adjunct Instructor

rflidste@umail.iu.edu Weatherly Hall 210

Ph.D. Student, Second Language Studies; M.A. TESOL & Applied Linguistics; 7 years experience with ESL, EFL in Japan, and French as a Foreign Language

Hunter McKenzie

Associate Instructor

hunmcken@indiana.edu (812) 855-8041 Ballantine Hall 865

M.A. Student, Second Language Studies

Lila Michaels

Associate Instructor

lsmichae@iu.edu@indiana.edu (812) 855-8012 Ballantine Hall 865

Gail A. Pontius

Adjunct Instructor

gpontius@indiana.edu (812) 855-8041 Ballantine Hall 865

MA in TESOL and Applied Linguistics; 22 years experience teaching ESL; EFL in Guatemala

Sabrina Mossman

Associate Instructor

mossmans@umail.iu.edu (812) 855-8012 Ballantine Hall 865

John Rothgerber

Associate Instructor

rothgerj@indiana.edu (812) 855-8012 Ballantine Hall 865

Ph.D. Student, Second Language Studies; M.A. TESOL & Applied Linguistics

Aysenur Sagdic

Associate Instructor

iep@indiana.edu (812) 855-8012 Ballantine Hall 865

Eva Topuria-Bevis

Adjunct Instructor

etopuria@indiana.edu (812) 855-8012 Ballantine Hall 865

M.A. in TESOL & Applied Linguistics; 16 years of experience of teaching ESL and EFL, including 2 years in Saudi Arabia, 1 year in China and 1 year in Turkey

Madison Wray

Associate Instructor

mewray@indiana.edu (812) 855-8012 Ballantine Hall 865

Elizabeth Huttle

Database Coordinator

ehuttle@indiana.edu (812) 855-5999 Ballantine Hall 805

Mary Ely

Sponsored Student Coordinator and Financial Associate

iuiep@indiana.edu (812) 855-0517 Ballantine Hall 807

Natalie Banks

Admissons and Immigration Specialist

nadhauer@indiana.edu (812) 855-8797 Ballantine Hall 805

Korryn Barrow

Office Assistant

iep@indiana.edu (812) 855-6457 Ballantine Hall 804

Whiteny Hood

Office Assistant

iep@indiana.edu (812) 855-6457 Ballantine Hall 804

The learning of second and foreign languages is a rich and fascinating process involving linguistic, psychological, cultural, and social dimensions. The Indiana University Department of Second Language Studies is dedicated to teaching and research on the structure, acquisition, and use of nonnative language in both instructed and contact contexts.