Structure of the Intensive English Program

The IEP teaches practical English skills for general, academic, and professional purposes. Based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), the seven levels of the IEP range from upper elementary to advanced. Levels 1-3 concentrate on General English, while Levels 4-7 focus on English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Levels 1-3

In Levels 1-3, students concentrate on developing fundamental English skills in an interactive classroom setting. Coursework emphasizes skills necessary for effective oral and written communication. Instruction covers all areas of language development: vocabulary, basic language structures, and the essentials of reading, writing, listening and speaking, and grammar.

Levels 4-7

In Levels 4-7, students continue to develop fluency and accuracy. Coursework focuses on both comprehensive skills and English for Academic Purposes (EAP). This includes writing essays and research papers as well as developing critical reading, listening, and note-taking skills.

Upon successful completion of Level 5, IEP students may take the Cambridge B2 First exam at NPU free of charge. The Cambridge B2 First is one of several English language exams which can be used for admission to NPU degree programs. Admission to all NPU degree programs requires a minimum score of 168 on the Cambridge B2 First Certificate.

Each level has 4 courses (Listening & Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Grammar), and each course consists of 5 hours of classroom instruction per week, making a total of 20 hours per week.

 

IEP Level Achievement Scale

Level 7 Advanced CEFR C1 IELTS band 7.0 TOEFL 94-101 IEP710 Listening & Speaking
IEP720 Reading
IEP730 Writing
IEP740 Grammar
Level 7 Student Learning Outcomes
Level 6 Pre-Advanced CEFR B2 IELTS band 6.5 TOEFL 79-93 IEP610 Listening & Speaking
IEP620 Reading
IEP630 Writing
IEP640 Grammar
Level 6 Student Learning Outcomes
Level 5 High Intermediate CEFR B2 IELTS band 6.0 TOEFL 60-78 IEP510 Listening & Speaking
IEP520 Reading
IEP530 Writing
IEP540 Grammar
Level 5 Student Learning Outcomes
Level 4 Intermediate CEFR B2 IELTS band 5.5 TOEFL 46-59 IEP410 Listening & Speaking
IEP420 Reading
IEP430 Writing
IEP440 Grammar
Level 4 Student Learning Outcomes
Level 3 Low Intermediate CEFR B1 IELTS band 5.0 TOEFL 35-45 IEP310 Listening & Speaking
IEP320 Reading
IEP330 Writing
IEP340 Grammar
Level 3 Student Learning Outcomes
Level 2 Entry Intermediate CEFR B1 IELTS band 4.5 TOEFL 32-34 IEP210 Listening & Speaking
IEP220 Reading
IEP230 Writing
IEP240 Grammar
Level 2 Student Learning Outcomes
Level 1 Upper Elementary CEFR A2 IELTS band 4.0 TOEFL 31 IEP110 Listening & Speaking
IEP120 Reading
IEP130 Writing
IEP140 Grammar
Level 1 Student Learning Outcomes