Intensive English Communication Program changes summer schedule

The Intensive English Communication Program (IECP), designed for students who are learning English as a second language, has expanded its summer course schedule. Students may enroll full-time or part-time.

Students enrolled full-time during the summer semester will be in class for six hours per day for 10 weeks, for a total of 300 hours of formal instruction.

“Because it is equal to the amount of instructional time in a fall or spring semester, students will be more likely to advance a level after summer and complete the program sooner,” said Ann Frentzen, director of IECP. “We know that many students want to be able to complete the program in about a year. This schedule change makes that more feasible for more students.”

All four required courses will be offered in the summer:

-- Listening and Speaking

-- Reading

-- Writing

-- Grammar

Full-time students will take two, 3-hour classes each day, the first from 8:30-11:30 a.m., the second from 12:45-3:45 p.m. Tuition for the summer semester will be the same as for fall and spring semesters: $4,950 for full-time study (four courses) and $2,475 for part-time study (two courses).

The summer schedule begins May 16 with orientation and placement for new students, and ends on July 29. Students may take the TOEFL exam July 22. Semester breaks for the 2011-2012 academic year are: April 29 to May 15, July 30 to Aug. 9, and Dec. 10 to Jan. 2.

For more information or to register for summer, call 814-865-7550, send an e-mail to IECP@outreach.psu.edu, or visit the office in room 301 of the Boucke Building on the University Park campus.

Last Updated March 29, 2011