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  • Fall

    Fall Semester

    The IEC has 4 levels: High Beginning (IEC 101); Intermediate (IEC 102); High Intermediate (IEC 103); and Advanced (IEC 104).  It is recommended that students have at least 2 years of English in order to be placed in the high beginning level.  The IEC classes are geared towards preparing students for academic language skills.  Students receive instruction in critical thinking, essay writing, making oral presentations, note-taking, and comprehending academic lectures.

    After  comprehensive testing during the first week of the program, students  are placed into an appropriate level.  

    IEC Courses & Components

    IEC courses at each level have multiple components: the daily core classes focus on Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening skills. Additional instruction and practice is offered through weekly classes in Grammar, Pronunciation, and level-specific classes such as Prepare for Success at SBU, American Culture, Idioms & Conversation, American Media.

    At the end of each session, students receive a certificate of completion.                           

    Core Language Skills Class Schedule - Subject to change
    Level Monday through Friday
    IEC 101

    Listening/Speaking
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Reading/Writing/Grammar
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    IEC 102

    Listening/Speaking
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Reading/Writing/Grammar
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    IEC 103

    Listening/Speaking
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Reading/Writing/Grammar
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

     

    Level Monday, Wednesday, Friday Tuesday, Thursday
    IEC 104

    Reading/Writing/Grammar
    10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Listening/Speaking/Pronounciation
    10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    IEC Weekly Classes - Subject to change

    Afternoon classes meet from 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. 

    Level/Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    IEC 101 Grammar Pronunciation Living in America Communication Skills THERE ARE NO AFTERNOON CLASSES ON FRIDAYS!

    Students are encouraged to sign up for tutoring at the IEC Office or attend university-wide events.
    IEC 102 Grammar Pronunciation American Culture Vocabulary & Fluency
    IEC 103 Grammar Pronunciation English Through Media Idioms & Conversation
    IEC 104 Advanced Grammar in Context Advanced Communication Skills Academic Skills Through Reading                   Secrets for Academic Success @SBU
  • Spring

    Spring Semester

    The IEC has 4 levels: High Beginning (IEC 101); Intermediate (IEC 102); High Intermediate (IEC 103); and Advanced (IEC 104).  It is recommended that students have at least 2 years of English in order to be placed in the high beginning level.  The IEC classes are geared towards preparing students for academic language skills.  Students receive instruction in critical thinking, essay writing, making oral presentations, note-taking, and comprehending academic lectures.

    After  comprehensive testing during the first week of the program, students  are placed into an appropriate level.  

    IEC Courses & Components

    IEC courses at each level have multiple components: the daily core classes focus on Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening skills. Additional instruction and practice is offered through weekly classes in Grammar, Pronunciation, and level-specific classes such as Prepare for Success at SBU, American Culture, Idioms & Conversation, American Media.

    At the end of each session, students receive a certificate of completion.                              

    Core Language Skills Class Schedule - Subject to change
    Level Monday through Friday
    IEC 101 Listening/Speaking
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Reading/Writing/Grammar
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    IEC 102

    Listening/Speaking
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Reading/Writing/Grammar
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    IEC 103

    Listening/Speaking
    10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

    Reading/Writing/Grammar
    11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


    Level Monday, Wednesday, Friday Tuesday, Thursday
    IEC 104

    Reading/Writing/Grammar
    10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    Listening/Speaking/Pronounciation
    10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    IEC Weekly Classes - Subject to change

    Afternoon classes meet from 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.  Class selections are subject to change due to placement results.

    Level/Room Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    IEC 101 Grammar Pronunciation Living in America Communication Skills THERE ARE NO  AFTERNOON CLASSES ON FRIDAYS!

    Students are encouraged to sign up for tutoring at the IEC Office or attend university-wide events.
    IEC 102 Grammar Pronunciation American Culture Vocabulary & Fluency
    IEC 103 Grammar Pronunciation English Through Media Idioms & Conversation
    IEC 104 Advanced Grammar in Context Advanced Communication Skills Academic Skills Through Reading                   Secrets for Academic Success @SBU

     

  • Global Summer Institute

    Intensive English Program (Global Summer Institute)

    The summer session of the Intensive English program is part of the Global Summer Institute (GSI).  Due to the COVID-19 crisis, IEC Summer 2020 will offer only the advanced level course online. Selected students with conditional admission that meet the following criteria will receive an offer and instructions on how to apply by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

    1. Strong academic record

    2. Minimum English proficiency based on the following standardized exams:

    TOEFL 70 - 79    OR    IELTS 6.0    OR    DET (Duolingo English Test) 100 - 104

    Students will have synchronous classes online. Please visit the IEC website after June 1st for details on class times and schedule. Since there is no in-person component, you will be participating in this program from your home country.

    Core Language Skills Class Schedule (Only IEC 104 offered in Summer 2020)
    Level Monday through Thursday 
    IEC 101

    Language Skills:   Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking 

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        

    IEC 102

    Language Skills:   Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking 

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        

    IEC 103

    Language Skills:   Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking 

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        

     IEC 104

    Language Skills:   Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking 

    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        

      IEC Afternoon Classes - Summer 2020

     Class selections are subject to change due to placement results.

    IEC 104

    Communication Skills

    1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.        

    IEC 104

    Classes Offered: Academic Skills for Undergraduate Students, Advanced Skills for Graduate Students, Advanced Grammar/Vocabulary

    2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.          

     

  • Secrets for Academic Success

    Secrets for Academic Success @ SBU

    The IEC has developed a course for students who have conditional admission to SBU and are attending the IEC 104 advanced level.  The purpose of these pre-matriculation sessions is to help students prepare for a successful first year experience at Stony Brook University as undergraduate or graduate students.

    You will learn about SB curriculum, graduation requirements, course descriptions, prerequisites, majors and minors. You will also learn about different support areas on campus, such as tutoring centers and academic advising. There will be guest speakers from other departments on campus and you will be introduced to extra-curricular activities such as clubs, recreation, sports, and other events that enhance college life.