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Intensive English Language Program

The English Language Is Alive And Well!

We look forward to your application and to meeting you in class. You can also stop by our office, Room 110 in Gardiner Hall. Our goal is to provide the language skills and cultural knowledge for students to succeed in an American university and beyond. Our highly qualified and experienced instructors will ensure that your experience at Shepherd is a productive and pleasant one.

The IELP offers intensive academic instruction in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar-in-use to advanced nonnative speakers of English. Our courses are listed at both the pre-undergraduate and pre-graduate level, where the pre-graduate focus is on research-based written and oral presentation style and methods required in studies at that advanced level.Shepherd University’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is designed for students needing Advanced English language skills for university-level studies. Eligible students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 490, IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent.

We hope you will enjoy working with all of the intricacies the English language has to offer!

Application and Fees

Shepherd’s Intensive English Language Program is designed for students who wish to attend Shepherd University or another post-secondary institution, but have a slightly lower TOEFL score than required for direct admission to the university. It is also an excellent resource for non-native English speakers who wish to improve their fluency and/or technical skills needed for successful university or college study, whether at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Courses are credit-bearing, but non-degree. Please click here for tuition and fees.

Please click here to Apply.

Come spend your summer with the IELP!

Dramatically improve your English language and writing skills while experiencing all that an American summer has to offer!

Check out the Spring 2020 Newsletter here!