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Welcome to Shepherd’s Intensive English Language Program

Shepherd University’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP) offers intensive academic instruction in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar-in-use to advanced nonnative speakers of English. Our goal is to provide the English language skills and cultural knowledge for students to succeed in an American university and beyond. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors and staff will ensure that your experience at Shepherd is a productive and pleasant one.

Whether your goal is to study full time at an English-speaking university, advance your career, or simply increase and polish your English language proficiency, Shepherd’s ESL program will prepare you to succeed through a comprehensive course of instruction that includes ten hours each week of course work in communication, reading, writing, grammar usage.

We look forward to your application.

Dr. Lois Jarman, Director