Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • English for Academic Purposes – Intermediate to Advanced

    The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is designed for ESL students with intermediate to advanced English proficiency who plan to enter an undergraduate or graduate degree program in an American college or university. Instructors at all levels teach the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), as well as grammar, vocabulary, and study skills, with the emphasis varying by level.

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  • English for Communication and Culture – Intermediate to Advanced

    The English for Communication and Culture (CC) program is designed for individuals with intermediate to advanced proficiency who want to improve their English for general or professional purposes. Instructors at all levels emphasize speaking and listening but also practice reading and writing for use in social and professional settings. Courses include grammar and vocabulary.

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Application Instructions for TIEP Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Apply for Intensive Courses

Other Ways to Pay
Payment can also be made by a bank draft in U.S. dollars, a personal check drawn on a U.S. bank (make checks payable to: Texas Intensive English Program), or by bank wire. DO NOT mail cash. Contact TIEP for details on these payment methods.

Financial Documents
If requesting an I-20, upload or send a bank statement or a letter of financial guarantee.

Passport Identification
A photocopy of passport identification page for applicant and dependents.

University Express

  • University Express Program

    In August 2002, TIEP launched University Express (UEX), a comprehensive, customized university preparation program with individual tutoring. UEX includes enrollment in Intensive ESL classes, plus additional group and individual customized instruction sessions totalling 28-30 hours of instruction per week. Additionally, UEX participants receive individual assistance with the college admissions process.

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Application Instructions for University Express

Other Programs

  • Custom Programs

    Customized programs are designed for sponsoring agencies, governments, educational institutions, or private companies contracting special programs for specific groups with specific needs and goals, as well as for individuals desiring private instruction.

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