Intensive English Program

What makes William & Mary's program so special? Our students will tell you:

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The Intensive English Program (IEP) is designed for post-secondary students and professionals seeking to improve their English for academic, professional, and personal purposes. The program provides students with 20 hours per week of high-quality English language instruction, focusing on

  • Core language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • Academic skills: research, critical thinking, study skills, public speaking
  • Cross-cultural communication skills and cultural studies
  • Standardized test preparation
Program Highlights
  • 20 hours* of intensive academic English preparation per week
  • Small classes of 6-8 students on average
  • Experiential learning through excursions
  • Ongoing program of student activities
  • Leveled instruction beginning with Low Intermediate
  • 7-week sessions with entry points mid-fall and mid-spring
  • Special summer programs and courses
  • Reves Center immigration advising

*The program is also available on a part-time basis. This is especially helpful for the spouses and family of our international students and scholars!

Prerequisites
  • Students must be 18 years of age at time of enrollment
  • Minimum language level of A2 or TOEFL iBT 32-41 or an IELTS 4.5
Levels
  • Leveled instruction: Low Intermediate - Advanced
Services, Program and Local Information

For information on topics such as visa, housing, transportation, please see Services and Local Information.

Why should I choose William & Mary?
  • W&M is consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 universities in the United States
  • Green and safe city
  • Historical city from American colonial times
  • Classic U.S. university campus 
  • Small classrooms
  • 1 hour to the Atlantic Ocean; 2.5 hours from Washington, D.C. with easy access to airports and train station
Program Certification

The W&M English Language Program is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP)/EnglishUSA.

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