There are six levels of classes offered in the Intensive Engish Program.
Level 1 - Elementary
Level 2 - Pre-Intermediate
Level 3 - Intermediate I
Level 4 - Intermediate II
Level 5 - Advanced
Level 6 - Academic Preparation Course
In Levels 1 through 5, students study a minimum of 20 hours per week according to the following schedule:
Grammar - 5 hours
Reading - 5 hours
Writing - 5 hours
Listening/Speaking - 5 hours
Level 6, Academic Preparation Course, is a special course designed to meet the needs of students who plan to study at Pittsburg State University. Students can meet the English language requirement of P.S.U. by successfully completing Level 6. Necessary skills include note-taking, listening to lectures, reading a college level textbook, taking quizzes and tests, studying and writing a research paper. All are taught in the context of an actual general studies course. The schedule is:
Text/Lecture - 10 hours
Research Paper Writing - 10 hours
Provided all conditions as outlined in the IEP Student Handbook are met, it is possible for conditionally admitted students in Levels 5 and 6 to take a 3 credit hour undergraduate level academic class. Special arrangements and payment must be made.