Teacher Education

Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

Welcome to IELP!

The deadline date for Fall 2014: Friday June 27, 2014. Please be sure you have turned everything in by that date for transfer and new applications

IELP Welcome Letter & Campus Map

Here is the Welcome Letter for Summer 2014

Click here for CSU Campus Map.



Intensive English Language Program at Cleveland State University meets the professional standards in the field of ESL, and holds institutional memberships in the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP) and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA)

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.

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. Please go to http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/express_mailing/ for information about sending documents or receiving your I20.

 

Application Deadlines:

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 welcome.

  • The Summer 2014 (May 21 to August 10, 2014 ) application deadline is March 10, 2014.
  • The Fall 2014 (August 25 to December 13, 2014). application deadline is June 23, 2014
  • The Spring 2015 (January 12 to May 8, 2015) application deadline is November 3, 2014
Courses:
  Reading: Practice reading skills to increase your comprehension, build your vocabulary and prepare you for more advanced work.
  Writing: Practice writing skills and learn academic formats to 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.

 

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 ESL teachers.
  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 life.
  IELP students have access to on-campus housing, airport pick-up, orientation activities.
  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.

 

Students come first! We work hard to meet your needs:
  Classes offered in 15-week semesters (Fall and Spring) and a 12-week Summer Session.
  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.
  Smaller classes will give students more individual attention.
  Students at the IELP can use the library, gym, computer labs, etc on the Cleveland State University campus and will have a university ID.
  Our experienced and qualified instructors have advanced degrees in ESL or a related field.
  We can also design special programs for groups during the regular semesters or the summer.

What students say about the IELP!

For more information, contact:

Michele Bowman, Ph.D.

  • Director, ESL Program/Intensive English Language Program
  • 2121 Euclid Avenue, JH 314
  • Cleveland State University
  • Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Address:

  • ESL Program - Teacher Education Department
  • 2485 Euclid Avenue, Julka Hall 314
  • Cleveland, OH 44115
  • Email: esl@csuohio.edu