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Intensive English Program

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. 

The CLE's Intensive English Program is a residential, full-time English language immersion program 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 offered in the fall and spring semester. 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?

CLE provides students the opportunity to:

  • Scholarships for full-time studies at UNG are available for students who complete the advanced class of the CLE.
  • Prepares international students for successful studies at university. CLE alumni at UNG maintain a GPA (grade point average) of 3.4/4.0
  • No TOEFL is required for undergraduate admission to UNG after a student has successfully completed the advanced class in the Intensive English Program.
  • UNG ranked as one of Kiplinger's Best College Values for 2018
  • 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.

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EnglishUSA the American Association of Intensive English Programs

EnglishUSA is the largest group serving and supporting Intensive English Programs in the USA.

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