Intensive English Program (IEP)

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Information and Schedule

Our Intensive English Program (IEP) covers all of the basic language skill areas: speaking, listening, reading, grammar, and writing. In addition, we include conversation, vocabulary development, American idioms, American culture, pronunciation, and TOEFL Preparation for advanced levels. Our methodology is practice-based. We offer five levels, from beginner to advanced.

Each level is 16 weeks or 320 hours in length: the equivalent of one college semester. There are four 4-week sessions for each level. New sessions begin every four weeks. IEP classes meet from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

For this program, the International Language Institute, MD is authorized, under Federal Law, to enroll students with the F-1 student visa. The International Language Institute, however, does not require students who wish to enroll in this program to have student visas.

Tuition & Fees

Application Fee:  $75
Tuition: $700 every 4 weeks or weekly payments of $200
Textbooks: $117-162 (varies by level)
Number of Levels: 5 (beginner to advanced)
Hours: Monday-Friday from 9 am to 1 pm (4 hours per day, 20 hours per week)

Session Start Dates

Please check our Dates page for this year’s session start dates. Students may join this program every week.


All new students can apply either online at our Registration page, via our paper application, or in person at the school. The minimum age is 14.

Placement Test

All new students are required to take a placement test and provide a writing sample to document literacy and to determine an individual’s proficiency level.

IEP Completion Requirements

Successful completion requires a cumulative attendance rate of 80% and a course grade of 75% or higher for all coursework.