Intensive English Program

Learn the English language and advance your studies at an American university with Wilkes University’s Intensive English Program.

Our Intensive English Program immerses international students in the study of the English language and American culture. Courses are designed to improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, preparing you to enroll at Wilkes University or another American university in as little as one semester of coursework.

Our program has been recognized among the best in the United States. In addition to various accreditations, Wilkes is a member of UCIEP, the highest standards organization of intensive English programs. Of nearly 800 programs nationwide, Wilkes is among just 80 schools to receive such recognition.

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Personalized Approach

Before entering the program, we will assess your English proficiency and develop a learning plan personalized to your needs. Small classes allow you to fully participate in the program while receiving the mentoring and personal attention that Wilkes is known for.

Coursework is combined with collaborative projects and experiential activities that develop in-depth cultural awareness while you advance your knowledge of the English language.

Immersive Experiences

You will live and study among American students on a campus that is small, safe and filled with exceptional opportunity. IEP students work closely together to enjoy learning activities held inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to classes, students enjoy sightseeing trips to everything that northeast Pennsylvania has to offer: white water rafting excursions, hiking adventures, or day trips to Philadelphia or New York City, located just two hours away. 

Schedule and Completion

Based on proficiency, the program can be completed anywhere from one semester (about 13 weeks) to one year. We offer start dates in the spring, summer or fall, allowing you to take classes year-round.

Intensive English classes are held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Friday.

For more information:

Dr. Kimberly Niezgoda
Program Director
1 (570) 408-4170

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