Picture Yourself Here
The IELP at Cleveland State University can help you
improve your English skills whether your goals are for educational,
business or personal reasons. By living "in the language," you will
learn English more efficiently. Cleveland is a welcoming, multicultural
city in the mid-western United States with four distinct seasons. You
can explore US culture and customs by visiting the many museums and
cultural events in Cleveland and the state of Ohio. Students who apply
to study at the Intensive English Language Program must be 18 years
of age by the first day of classes.
Intensive English Language Program at Cleveland State
University meets the
professional standards in the field of ESL, and
holds institutional memberships in the
Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP)
Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
Cleveland State University’s English as a Second
Language Program and the Center for International
Services and Programs (CISP) are pleased to make
available DHL and FedEx Express mailing of applications,
supporting materials, and financials to our university.
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IELP Welcome Letter & Campus Map
Here is the Welcome Letter for Summer Session 2011
Click here for CSU Campus Map.
Why Cleveland State's
IELP is your best choice:
- IELP has full-time study. F-1 visa students receive 20
hours of intensive English study in the classroom per week from experienced
- IELP has part-time study available for residents or citizens for whom
English is their second language.
- IELP is part of a 4-year university. If you want to earn a degree from
a US university, you will have the opportunity to experience campus
- IELP students have access to on-campus housing, airport pick-up, orientation
- IELP students receive a university ID card and have access to computer
labs, the library, and other student services.
- IELP is located in the heart of the city of Cleveland. You can visit
the many museums and cultural events of the city.
- Cleveland is located in the "heartland" of the United States. It is
a welcoming, multicultural city with many activities.
The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) will
help you prepare for the university or work. The classes will integrate
the different language skills and give you practice. We can give I-20’s
to request a student visa, but permanent residents and citizens are also
- The application deadline for Summer 2011 (May 24 - August 12,
2011) is Tuesday, March 14, 2011. Transfer application
deadline is Monday, April 25, 2011.
- The application deadline for Fall 2011 (August 29 - December
17, 2011 is Monday, June 13, 2011. Transfer application
deadline is Monday, July 25, 2011.
- Integrated Reading & Writing: Practice in reading and writing skills
to increase your comprehension, build your vocabulary, and improve
your writing and prepare you for more advanced work.
- Integrated Listening & Speaking: Practice in listening and speaking
skills to improve your listening comprehension and spoken fluency
and prepare you for more advanced work.
- Grammar: Learn and practice grammar structures to use in your other
classes and everyday activities.
- Vocabulary Development: Practice in learning new words & expressions
by studying: everyday item names, dictionary use, idioms, phrasal
verbs, and academic words. Practice in learning vocabulary from
context and word parts.
- Pronunciation: : Practice in pronouncing English and using
intonation, rhythm and stress in a variety of settings.
- Conversation: Practice in everyday and academic conversations. Learn
vocabulary and how to interact with speakers of English.
We work hard
to meet your needs:
offered in 15-week semesters (Fall and Spring) and a 12-week
- The Fall semester start date is in late
August and Spring start date is in late January.
- Four levels
of instruction (High Elementary through Advanced; There is no
true beginner's level).
- Core courses
in Integrated Reading/Writing, and Integrated Listening/Speaking
and Grammar and support classes in Vocabulary Development,
Conversation Practice, and in some levels, Pronunciation.
- Smaller classes
will give students more individual attention.
at the IELP can use the library, gym, computer labs, etc on
the Cleveland State University campus and will have a university
and qualified instructors have advanced degrees in ESL or a
- We can
also design special programs for groups during the regular semesters
or the summer.
What students say about
Michele S. Bowman
ESL Program Director
2121 Euclid Avenue, CE 103
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH 44115
Cole Center (CE 215)
3100 Chester Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115