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  • CLE Spring 2016

    CLE students, language partners and instructors celebrate the arrival of spring!

  • Braves Game

    Cultural Activities

    Some students from the CLE attended an Atlanta Braves baseball game with their American friends.
  • Field Trip

    Field Trips

    Students visiting the Dahlonega Gold Mines to learn about the American Gold Rush
  • group of students sitting outside

    Field Trip

    Visiting the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum
  • Having fun at the pumpkin patch

    Field Trip

    Visiting a local pumpkin farm and corn maze in the fall
  • Enjoying the outdoors

    Enjoying the outdoors with a game of frisbee!

  • Enjoying the outdoors

    a beautiful spring day

  • Outside at Chinese New Year

    Cultural Activities

    CLE students enjoying an afternoon with their new American friends
  • Easter Egg Hunt

    After painting eggs, its tradition to hide them for each other!

  • Students with iPads

    Learning Support

    Each CLE student receives an iPad to use for the semester
  • students in class

    Learning Support

    Students participating in a spelling bee
  • Liaocheng professors in class

    Educator Training

    A group of Liaocheng University Professors chat with UNG students during their English pedagogy training.
  • group of students and administrators at UNG

    Exchange Program

    Students from Liaocheng University in China are studying English and American culture at the CLE.

The Center for Language Education (CLE) at the University of North Georgia (UNG) offers an Intensive English Program (IEP) that improves English for international students seeking admission to UNG or study in another American university. 

CLEs Intensive English Program is a residential, full-time English language immersion course that provides English language learners high quality instruction and opportunities to improve and perfect English language proficiency. The Intensive English Program will develop learners’ competency and confidence in communicating in English. It is a 16-week program for the fall and spring semesters. Classes will meet Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and resume after lunch from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

What is special about the CLE program as compared to other English language programs? 

CLE provides students the opportunity to:

  • Live in a modern campus dormitory and walk to all school facilities. UNG offers international students a safe location to study, a small American town to enjoy life, a friendly campus to meet American students, and beautiful natural scenery to enjoy the outdoors.
  • Study in a small size class. CLE classes contain less than 12 students and provide individual attention for students studying English.
  • Have opportunities to observe undergraduate classes to gain first-hand experience of an university classroom education while studying in the CLE.
  • Enjoy a unique language environment. The international student population of UNG is less than 2 percent, providing many opportunities to speak English and make American friends.
  • Take field trips to some of Georgia’s most important historic and cultural sites in Atlanta and surrounding areas to enrich knowledge of American history and culture.
  • Meet American language partners to practice English and make friends. Students may also choose to live with an American roommate to learn more about American culture.
  • Gain admission into undergraduate studies at UNG. No TOEFL is required for undergraduate admission to UNG after a student has successfully completed the advanced Intensive English Program.
Related Links

Top 10 Reasons to Study at CLE & UNG

Chinese brochure

Chinese Q&A

EducationUSA Academy

Learn more about the EducationUSA Academy
(July 2017)

EnglishUSA the American Association of Intensive English Programs
EnglishUSA is the largest group serving and supporting Intensive English Programs in the USA. Learn more about EnglishUSA

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