The 2013 – 2014 school year is off to a great start!
We have already had our first cultural field trip, and it was to an American family’s home. We played yard games and ate good food! Thank you Mr. Bicknese (instructor) for a fun time had by all!
As we begin this school year, I want to introduce you to several new exciting things about our program:1) Our program name has changed to the Intensive English Program (IEP). Within the U.S., this is now a more common name for our type of program.
2) The Intensive English Program is now housed under the Center for International Education.
3) Our Intensive English Program webpage has been revamped, and now has a user-friendly interface to find the information you need: http://www.uiu.edu/international/esl/index.html
4) The Intensive English Program now has a comprehensive three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The intermediate level was added. Each level takes one semester to complete.
5) Two new instructors have joined our team, and their names’ are Kevin Moon and Irina Varzavand. Pictures soon to come on the website!
We look forward to another great year!
Director, Intensive English Programbjorks@uiu.edu