The Intensive English Institute at Orono, Maine offers two fall sessions, two spring sessions, and two 4 week-long summer sessions of a core intensive program. We also offer week-long TESOL certificate programs.
Core Intensive English Program
IEI’s core program offers intensive English language instruction in four skill-focused modules designed to develop the student’s fluency and communicative skills in English. The classes also provide cultural awareness training to prepare English language learners to function comfortably in the US. Our teachers use innovative methods and communicative activities based on a Focal Skills Program design.
Our full-time core intensive program students attend skills-focused classes 20 hours per week from Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, our students select from additional personal and group language learning experiences–including conversation partners, chaperoned trips or campus activities, and individual or small-group self-study.
The core intensive program uses Focal Skills assessments to place students into one of the four sequenced modules: the Listening Module, Reading Module, Writing Module, or Immersion Module. Every eight weeks students are tested again to see if they are ready to change their skill focus.