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Governors State University - Intensive English Program (IEP)
The English Language Center

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Small

  • Tuition

    $5,000—$10,000 Semester

  • Affiliation

    Public

  • Type of School

    University/Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    No

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Business, Computer Science, English Language (ESL)

  • Setting

    Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    HLC

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment

  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 70 + , IELTS: Band 6 +

  • Social Media

About Governors State University

Founded in 1969, Governors State University (GSU) is a four-year public university in the state of Illinois that champions openness, innovation and flexibility. Serving more than 5,500 students, GSU offers 64 degree and 24 certificate programs and our students earn the qualifications needed to succeed in business, industry, healthcare, the arts and education.

The English Language Center

The English Language Center (ELC) at Governors State University, located in University Park, Illinois, the South of Chicagoland, is proud to be a part of the safest university in Illinois. Here, students experience full-immersion and integration into the Governors State University community and receive full access to campus resources while studying English.

The English Language Center at Governors State is a member of EnglishUSA and accredited under Governors State University’s accreditation by Higher Learning Commissions.

School Features

Programs

The English Language Center is proud to be home to a diverse population with representation from countries around the globe. The ELC at Governors State offers instruction in various areas of English language preparation:

  • Intensive English Program for students with student visas
  • Part-time English Program for students who are GSU international students, international faculty, staff and scholars, study abroad students and their families, community members
  • Summer Special Program for Foreign University Faculty
  • Short-term English program for people holding other than F1 visas
  • TOEFL/IELTS Test Preparation seminar
  • Private tutoring

Courses

  • The ELC at Governors State specializes in courses for people interested in improving their English Language skills for academic, personal, and/or professional purposes. Course offerings include:
  • Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation
  • Reading and Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Multimodal Literacy (academic computer literacy and educational technology skills)
  • Introduction to American university and community
  • TOEFL test preparation
  • We offer four levels (beginning – advanced).
  • Classes are small and students receive attention to individual learning styles and needs.
  • Intensive English classes meet 20-21 hours per week.
  • Upon successful completion of all levels of the Intensive English Program, students’ Governors State University English test requirement will be waived.

Faculty

  • All instructors at the English Language Center at Governors State University have Master’s degree in TESOL, English or a higher degree

Academic Year Schedule

  • Fall Semester Intensive English Program: late August - mid-December
  • Spring Semester Intensive English Program: early January - early May
  • Summer Semester Intensive English Program: mid May – early August
  • We also offer shorter customized length of studies; please contact the program for details

Tuition and fees

  • $5,500 per semester. This includes tuition, textbooks, placement and exit testing, insurance, cultural activities, GSU gym and swimming pool, GSU library, parking, free TOEFL seminar, and a TOEFL iBT exam.

Admission Criteria

  • Applicants under 17 years old must submit a signed agreement by their parents or legal guardians to study at the English Language Center at Governors State University

Admission Procedures

  • Submission of a completed application
  • Copy of passport

Required documents to obtain I-20 document for student visas

  • Evidence of financial support for students requesting an I-20 form.

Admission to the ELC at Governors State does not constitute admission to any other program at Governors State University, and students are required to submit separate applications to their desired programs at Governors State.

Housing

  • If you are in need of housing during your attendance to our program, we offer living arrangements through Governors State University Housing.
  • If you do not wish to live in University Housing, but are still in need of lodging options, you can contact our Office of International Services for assistance.

Student Services

  • Immigration and academic advising
  • Access to all Governors State University services and facilities (gym, Olympic-size swimming pool, library, etc.)
  • Campus activities and excursions to local points of interest such as Navy Pier, Downtown Chicago, Museums, Governors State University activities and events

Student Clubs

Governors State University offers various student clubs. International Culture Organization is the club that supports international and domestic students to celebrate diverse cultures on campus.

 

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The English Language Center

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