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Core Intensive English Language Program - General Course Descriptions for IEI Core Courses

IEI 010 – Developing Accurate Listening
Intensive listening practice to improve understanding of everyday idiomatic English of native speakers in the United States. For nonnative speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 012 – Oral Communication Skills
Practice of strategies for effective oral communication in modes typical of conversational, professional and academic settings. For nonnative speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 013 – Writing Fluently and Accurately
Intensive English writing process practice ranging from personal free-writing to composing correspondence and essays so as to develop fluency, clarity, organization, expression, grammatical accuracy and editing skills. For nonnative speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 014 – Reading and Vocabulary Development
Strategies for effective reading and the acquisition of new vocabulary. Intensive work with level-appropriate texts to develop reading comprehension and speed. For nonnative speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 016 – English Through U. S. History and Culture
Intensive work with adapted and authentic texts and other media to improve English language proficiency while learning about US culture and history. For nonnative speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 017 – English Through Film
Mining rich sources of comprehensible input found in film to develop aural comprehension, communication fluency, and cultural awareness as well as analytical and critical thinking skills. For non-native speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 019 – Special Topics in ESL
Language activities to advance English acquisition. Issues and themes from contemporary society. Cross-cultural perspectives. Topics vary. For nonnativespeakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 020 – English for Academic Purposes
Practice in academic skills required for university studies. Selecting courses, analyzing course expectations, taking notes, working with various lecture styles, researching library and on-line sources, giving presentations, increasing reading efficiency, and interacting with professors. For nonnative speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 024 – Academic Composition and Critical Reading
Intensive practice reading for and writing analytical papers and reports with emphasis on developing students’ critical assessment of their own research and writing. For nonnative speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

IEI 025 – Advanced Speech Communication
Intensive practice in advanced academic, professional, and public communication. Strategies for group discussion, debate and argumentation–including relevant socio-linguistic conventions in U. S. culture. For nonnative speakers of English. Prerequisite: IEI Placement Testing. Course Fee.

 


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Intensive English Institute
5732 Hannibal Hamlin Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3821 | Fax: 207.581.3803
E-mail: ieium@umit.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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