The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Mississippi, more commonly known as Ole Miss, is located in beautiful Oxford, Mississippi. The IEP offers English language instruction to, and promotes global citizenship among, individuals from the University of Mississippi and surrounding community. Under the academic oversight of the Department of Modern Languages, the IEP offers credit and non-credit academic programs, community service initiatives, and cultural activities. Committed to providing innovative and state-of-the-art curricula, classroom materials, and teaching methods, the IEP supports the University of Mississippi’s overall mission and its goal of developing a sense of global responsibility.
The Intensive English Program offers academic English courses from basic to advanced levels with a curriculum designed to prepare you to interact in the English-speaking academic, social, and professional world. As part of the IEP, you will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and participate in University organizations and activities.
Their faculty, staff, the Department of Modern Languages, and the greater Office of Global Engagement team are committed to helping you achieve your academic goals as well as providing you with an exciting international experience.
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.
The Intensive English Program offers five levels of instruction from Beginning to Advanced Plus. Each level of instruction is designed to be completed in one semester (16-weeks) and consists of courses in four core skill areas, as well as content-based courses that have been designed to meet student needs. Classes meet 3 or 4 days a week for a total of 18-20 hours of intensive instruction each week. Student at the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels are required to take courses in speaking and listening, reading, writing, and grammar, as well as two to three content courses, which could include courses in American culture, conversation, and pronunciation. Students at the Advanced Plus level take courses designed to introduce them to academic work in American universities, including, but not limited to, English for academic purposes, English in the sciences, business English, literature written in English, and southern studies.
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