Foundations of English: Overview
TIEP’s Foundations of English program is designed for ESL students with beginning English proficiency to low-intermediate English proficiency as determined by the TIEP Placement Exam. The program provides 20 hours of classroom instruction per week.
The 3-week and 4-week sessions offered during the summer are separate from other Foundations of English courses. Students who successfully complete the 60-hour, noncredit 3-week course are eligible to receive 6.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Students who successfully complete the 80-hour, noncredit 4-week course are eligible to receive 8.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Actual program offerings are dependent upon enrollment; availability may vary.
Depending on enrollment, students who register for the 4-week and 8-week sessions that begin in January may be placed in classes with students who register for the 16-week session. Students who register for the 7-week session that begins in August may be placed in classes with students who register for the 15-week session.
Students who register for the 8-week sessions that begin in March and October may be placed in ongoing classes at the appropriate level.
The Registration Fee includes tuition, books, and additional services.
An elementary course for students with limited English proficiency. Emphasis on the development of speaking and listening skills, grammar, writing, reading, and vocabulary for everyday life.
A transitional elementary level to intermediate level course which reviews and refines the foundations of basic English. Emphasis is on application and practice in all four skill areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Actual course availability may vary from semester to semester depending on enrollment.