English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction in Austin or Beaumont

TIEP in Austin, Texas is located in one of the fastest growing, most dynamic cities in the United States.  Since 1965, TIEP has helped more than 30,000 students and professionals from 131 countries to achieve their goals by strengthening their English skills and improving their communication skills.  The program accepts individuals who are 17 years of age or older (except for customized group programs).

TIEP at Lamar is located on the beautiful campus of Lamar University, one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas.  Lamar is the intellectual center of Beaumont, an economically booming hub for trade and the petroleum industry, both vital to international businesses.

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Intensive English as a Second Language Courses

Foundations of English

The Foundations of English program is designed for ESL students with beginning to low-intermediate English proficiency as determined by the TIEP Placement Exam.  The program provides 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.  VIEW COURSE

English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes program is designed for ESL students with intermediate to advanced English proficiency, particularly for those who plan to enter an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a U.S. college or university. The program provides 20 hours of classroom instruction per week. VIEW COURSE

English for Communication and Culture

The English for Communication and Culture program is designed for individuals with intermediate to advanced ESL proficiency who want to improve their English for personal and professional purposes. The program provides 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.  VIEW COURSE

University Express

University Express SM provides comprehensive, customized instruction for students preparing to apply to U.S. universities. Features include individual and small-group instruction, academic advising, assistance with university applications, English for academic purposes, preparation for standardized tests, study skills, intercultural communication, orientation to U.S. university culture, and extracurricular events and enrichment activities. VIEW PROGRAM