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Intensive English Program

Laryssa Petryshyn teaching a class with international students.

Develop the English language skills you need to meet your academic and professional goals through D'Youville's Intensive English Program.

Overview & Distinctions

Overview

The Intensive English Program at D'Youville prepares students for success through dedicated faculty instruction, a student-centered curriculum, and real-world learning environments.

The program supports learning outside the classroom with cultural activities, field trips, and a diverse campus community. With small class sizes and individualized tutoring, students will be ready for success in any academic or professional program.

WHO SHOULD APPLY TO D'YOUVILLE'S INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM?

D’Youville’s program provides caring, student-focused instruction in an immersive, interactive program to students from a number of backgrounds, including:

  • Students who want to improve their English language skills for academic or professional reasons
  • High school graduates who are planning to study at an American college or university
  • Students applying to degree programs who do not meet the TOEFL or IELTS requirements

WHAT ACADEMIC SUPPORT DOES THE INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM OFFER?

The Intensive English Program at D’Youville will promote your success through:

  • Rigorous academic English language skills development
  • A full time schedule of classes in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and grammar
  • Fully-integrated classes
  • Individualized tutoring and a dedicated language lab
  • Small classes taught by teachers with master’s degrees in Education
  • Certificate of program completion at each level

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees

The Intensive English Program is an investment in your future, and D'Youville College is dedicated to ensuring the program is affordable to students seeking to advance their college or professional careers.

Expense (per semester) Cost
Tuition $4,200
Fees $315
Housing & Meals (Marguerite Hall, double occupancy) $6,112
Healthcare $800 (estimated)
Total: $11,427

Admissions

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Applying to the program is easy. To get started:

  • Complete the short application
  • Prepare these records for a follow-up email:
Start Application

Get Assistance

Contact the Intensive English Program to get quick answers to your questions or more information.

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What level of English is required?

  • No TOEFL or IELTS required
  • Assessment completed on campus for placement
  • Classes offered from Beginner to Advanced

Courses

Courses

Courses in the Intensive English Program are designed for high-paced language development in all areas to ensure students develop the English language skills needed to succeed.

Course Overview

Determine Your Course Level

Level In English, I can ... I need to learn to ...
Level 1 (High Beginner) Write sentences
Answer basic questions about myself
Write paragraphs
Participate in social conversations
Level 2 (Intermediate) Write paragraphs
Participate in social conversations
Develop parts of an academic paper and write an essay
Speak in class
Level 3 (High Intermediate) Write essays
Speak in class
Write parts of an academic paper and advanced essays
Give presentations
Level 4 (Advanced) Write all of the parts of an academic paper
Give presentations
Write research papers using formal documentation
Give formal presentations

Level 1 (High Beginner)

Reading/Writing:  

An integrated skills course for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program with an introductory level of English. Coursework engages students with current and engaging materials including literary novels, digital media, and personal writing. Course will cover:

  • Vocabulary development
  • Reading comprehension
  • Fundamentals of the writing process
Listening/Speaking:  

An integrated skills course for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program with an introductory level of English. Students will improve communication skills through classroom activities that incorporate spoken material from diverse speakers and topics. Course will cover:

  • Comprehension activities
  • Note-taking skills
  • Pronunciation
  • Conversation skills for social and educational settings
Grammar:  

This supportive class teaches grammar for writing and speaking. Focus is on a wide range of foundational grammatical structures in real-world contexts. Coursework will be supplemented with individual tutoring and language lab work.

Level 2 (Intermediate)

Reading/Writing:  

An integrated skills course for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program with a foundational level of English. Coursework engages students with current and engaging materials including literary novels, digital media, and personal writing. Course will cover:

  • Vocabulary development
  • Analytical reading
  • Application of the writing process
  • Fundamentals of research writing
Listening/Speaking:

An integrated skills course for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program with a foundational level of English. Students will improve communication skills through classroom activities that incorporate spoken material from diverse speakers and topics. Course will cover:

  • Comprehension activities
  • Note-taking skills
  • Pronunciation
  • Communication skills for social and educational settings
  • Creating presentations
Grammar:  

This supportive class teaches grammar for academic writing and speaking. Focus is on a wide range of foundational grammatical structures in real-world contexts. Coursework will be supplemented with individual tutoring and language lab work.

Level 3 (High Intermediate)

Reading/Writing:  

An integrated skills course for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program with a functional level of English. Coursework engages students with authentic and engaging materials including literary novels, newspaper articles, digital media, and personal writing. Course will cover:

  • Vocabulary development
  • Text analysis
  • Research-based writing
Listening/Speaking:

An integrated skills course for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program with a functional level of English. Students will improve communication skills through classroom activities that incorporate spoken material from diverse speakers and topics including formal lectures and podcasts. Course will cover:

  • Presentation comprehension and evaluation
  • Note-taking skills
  • Pronunciation
  • Communication skills for academic settings
  • Creating presentations and audio content
Grammar:  

This supportive class teaches grammar for academic writing and speaking. Focus is on a wide range of grammatical structures in academic contexts. Coursework will be supplemented with individual tutoring and language lab work.

Level 4 (Advanced)

Reading/Writing:

An integrated skills course for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program with an advanced level of English. Coursework engages students with authentic and engaging materials including academic textbooks, research studies, literature, digital media, and personal writing. Course will cover:

  • Academic vocabulary development
  • Text analysis
  • Research-based writing
Listening/Speaking:

An integrated skills course for students enrolled in the Intensive English Program with an advanced level of English. Students will improve communication skills through classroom activities that incorporate spoken material from diverse speakers and topics including formal lectures and podcasts. Course will cover:

  • Presentation comprehension and evaluation
  • Note-taking skills
  • Pronunciation
  • Communication skills for academic settings
  • Research-based presentations
Grammar:

This supportive class teaches grammar for writing and speaking. Focus is on a wide range of grammatical structures in academic contexts. Coursework will be supplemented with individual tutoring and language lab work.

College & Community

College & Community

Located in Western New York, D’Youville College is an excellent location and learning environment for students looking to immerse themselves in their English-language learning.

Students will benefit from the the D’Youville community’s support, and with an abundance of area events and popular destinations to visit, the students will always find chances to stay involved and take their learning beyond the classroom.

Students studying at D'Youville College will benefit from:

  • D’Youville’s caring community will ensure you are familiar with our campus, Buffalo, and classroom expectations
  • Fields trips to Niagara Falls, sporting events, art galleries, museums, and shopping centers provide learning opportunities outside the classroom
  • Get full access to student services on campus – including fitness center, pool, library, housing, dining program, tutoring and career services
  • Learn about D’Youville’s degree programs for future study
  • Participate in multicultural events on and off campus
  • Explore career options while you learn
  • Immigration advisement and support are always available to students 

Contact Us

INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM
Meghann Perry

Location: ALT 110
Phone: 716-829-7558
Email: iep@dyc.edu

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