• Sessions begin three times a year following the U.S. academic calendar (August, January, May)
  • Emphasis on English for communication and academic study
  • Professional faculty and staff who are highly engaged in international education and ESL teaching and learning
  • Exciting, urban environment with plentiful cultural activities
  • Full access with Georgia State University Panthercard ID to campus libraries, recreation center, sporting events, computing centers, language lab, and to all other student services and activities

The IEP at Georgia State University is known as an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program. Course content, activities and assignments are designed to prepare students for the language demands of university work. Students placed at the intermediate to advanced levels will read, discuss and write about topics from academic courses. At the beginning and low-intermediate levels, students focus primarily on basic language skills. Students are expected to attend class, do homework and take tests, just as they will be expected to do in a university.

Classes meet 5 days a week with extracurricular activities and tutoring services provided throughout the week.

Level 1 High-beginning
Level 2 Low intermediate
Level 3 Intermediate
Level 4 High intermediate
Level 5 Advanced

Students can meet the English language proficiency requirement at Georgia State by successfully completing Level 5 of the IEP (C- or better).  Please note that the undergraduate admissions application to Georgia State is a separate process with requirements/criteria that must be met. 

If you are a Georgia State University student enrolled in a degree program, you may be interested in ESL courses for graduate students. For information, click here.

The Intensive English Program at Georgia State University is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA).  The IEP is a member of the Consortium of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP) and English USA: AAIEP, the American Association of Intensive English Programs.   

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