Welcome to the Institute for Intensive English
The Institute for Intensive English provides an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program for ESL students to enhance their English language abilities in order to further their academic, career, and/or personal goals.
After placement testing, students enter an appropriate ESL level of instruction commensurate with their abilities. In all levels, students can register for two core EAP courses: Grammar/Writing and Reading/Listening/Speaking.
Upon completing each course, there is an exit test, to assess a student’s proficiency. Upon completion of Level 6, students take ENG 111-112, a two-semester sequence of college composition for ESL students (equivalent to ENG 101), along with other courses.
While enrolled in EAP courses, students can take some additional content area courses, depending on a student’s level:
Level 3 Students:
Developmental Mathematics courses (MAT 011, MAT 015, MAT 016,MAT 022), based on Math placement test or progression through courses. ADM 101 Keyboarding for the Computer I, PED 101 Concepts of Adult Fitness
Level 4 Students:
Credit Level Mathematics courses (MAT 119, MAT 143, MAT 144 and other credit Mathematics courses), based on Math placement test or progression through courses. ADM 102 Keyboarding for the computer II, CIS 100 Intro to Computer Applications.
Level 5 Students:
FIA 107 Intro to Dance, FIA 109 Intro to Drawing, FIA 110 Intro to Painting, MET 109 Computer Aided Drafting, EGG 111- Engr. and Computer Graphics, HSM 100 Intro to Hospitality Management, as well as other courses with permission.
Level 6 Students:
BUS 101 Introduction to Contemporary Business, BUS 105, COM 100 Communications Technologies, CRJ 101 Intro to Criminal Justice, ADM 140 Customer Service, PSY 101 General Psychology, and other courses with permission.
For more information
Come to the IIE office:
Union County College
Lessner Building-Room E-414
40 West Jersey St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Call or E-mail:
The Institute for Intensive English Office: 908-965-6031 (Spanish, Polish, and Creole speaking staff available)
Administrative Assistant: Joanna Kubas Kubas@ucc.edu
Department Secretary: Lydia Montalvo Montalvo@ucc.edu
Interim Director of Institute for Intensive English
Prof. Susan Khodabakhshi - 908-965-6030
PLACEMENT TESTING CENTERS – ESL Testing
Elizabeth Campus – Kellogg Building K523
Cranford Campus – S-105
Plainfield Campus – Rm. 117
For more information on ESL Testing, click here.
ADMISSIONS: To fill out a College Application you can go to Admissions Office on any campus or click here to fill out an Application on-line.
APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID: For more information on applying for financial aid, click here.