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  • Fall

    Fall Semester

     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.  

    The IEC may offer classes at 4 levels depending on enrollments.  It is recommended that students have at least 2 years of English in order to be placed in the high beginning level. 

    *Please note: The low levels of IEC courses may not be offered at each session as the majority of our students enter the program with high intermediate level of English proficiency.

    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.

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

    Fall 2022 Schedule (Subject to change)

    Class Schedule

  • Spring

    Spring Semester

     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.  

    The IEC may offer classes at 4 levels depending on enrollments.  It is recommended that students have at least 2 years of English in order to be placed in the high beginning level. 

    *Please note: The low levels of IEC courses may not be offered at each session as the majority of our students enter the program with high intermediate level of English proficiency.

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

    Spring 2023 Schedule (Subject to change)

    In-Person Spring 2022 Schedule

  • 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).   

    Summer 2022

    At this time, the IEC is planning an in-person program. 

    Online sections might be offered based on demand.  The online classes will be synchronous and following the same schedule as the in-person classes. See schedule below.

    Please check back frequently for updates.  

    IEC Class Schedule (Tentative - subject to change)

    Summer Schedule - tentative

  • Conditional Admission

    Conditional Admission

    Undergraduate

    Students who meet the academic criteria for undergraduate admission, but lack satisfactory English proficiency, may be offered conditional admission. The conditional admission offer is made by the Admissions Office.

    You'll be admitted to Stony Brook University’s Intensive English Center (IEC), and upon completing the advance IEC level with a grade of B, you will enroll in full-time matriculated studies. You will not have to submit a TOEFL, IELTS, DET or any standardized English proficiency score. In addition to language skills, you will take the course Preparing for Academic Success at SBU to prepare for your degree program.

    Graduate

    Prospective graduate students for Master's level studies may receive conditional admission depending on the department they are interested in. The IEC offers a special track of the advanced level geared towards preparing international students for successful transition into a Master's degree. Please email the IEC directly at iec@stonybrook.edu for more information.

  • Prepare for Academic Success

    Prepare 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.

  • The Chat Room

    Chat RoomThe IEC provides free language skills practice in the IEC Office with Teaching Assistants (TA’S).  The TA’s are undergraduate SBU students who will work as conversation partners or tutors. A separate schedule and instructions on how to sign up will be given once classes begin. Each month students are required to submit a log showing their participation in the Chat Room. The  instructors will calculate the work done in the Chat Room into the final participation grade.