Intensive English Program

General Program Information

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An academic department within Mississippi State University, the English Language Institute offers eight levels of English development from beginning to high advanced. All students have classes in writing and grammar, listening and speaking, reading, and American culture. Students also participate in exciting volunteer and culture projects, which get them involved in the local community and provide them with invaluable English and professional skills.

The Intensive English Program

The intensive English program offers students a chance to study English, learn United States culture, make friends from around the world, and experience the university atmosphere of the U.S.—all while being immersed in an English-speaking environment.

Program and Class Features:

  • 8 levels of English classes
  • 20+ hours per week of intensive language study
  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced MSU faculty
  • Classes beginning five times a year
  • Academic language advisors
  • Placement exam upon arrival
  • English Language Proficiency Certificates
  • Transcripts of classes and grades

Classes and Curriculum Components:

CP Pairing
  • Listening and speaking
  • Writing and grammar
  • Reading with intensive reading lab
  • Integrated skills courses focusing on culture
  • Service learning and community service

Other Program Features:

  • A comprehensive culture program
  • Conversation Partners
  • Conversation Connections, a weekly discussion group