Culture and Intensive English Program

Level Information

CIEP Instruction Levels

Classroom instruction combines instructor presentations, group work, and individual projects. The CIEP tries to limit class size to 16 students.  Every eight weeks, each full-time CIEP student receives 4 hours of classroom work daily (Monday through Friday) in one of 7 levels of instruction**:​

  • Level 1 - Basic English
  • Level 2 - Low
  • Level 3 - Low Intermediate
  • Level 4 - Intermediate
  • Level 5 - High Intermediate
  • Level 6 - Advanced
  • Level 7 – Academic

Prior to beginning CIEP, students should be able to fluently read and write in a first or native language, pronounce, recognize and spell basic words, comprehend and respond correctly to highly simplified oral questions in English, and read simple texts in English from left to right.

*Based on enrollment, not every level will be offered each session.  If a level is not available, the CIEP Director will offer an alternative or the level will be available in the next CIEP session.

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