Institute for Intensive English – ESL

Welcome to the Institute for Intensive English
The Institute for Intensive English (IIE) 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.

Did you know Union College offers two ESL Programs? Beginner students attend class with the CEWD program, while the IIE is for intermediate to advanced students. If you want more information about the other program, Visit Union’s ESL homepage.

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Frequently Asked Questions

ESL Program Overview

The Institute for Intensive English provides a program of intensive instruction in English for speakers of other languages. Through this program students have the opportunity 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 English for Academic Purposed (EAP) courses: Grammar/Writing and Reading/Listening/Speaking.

ESL LevelsCourse Description
6 Credits
Course Description
5 Credits
Level 3ESL 037
Intermediate I
Grammar & Writing
ESL 038
Intermediate I
Reading/Listening/Speaking
Level 4ESL 047
Intermediate II
Grammar & Writing
ESL 048
Intermediate II
Reading/Listening/Speaking
Level 5ESL 057
Advanced I
Grammar & Writing
ESL 058
Advanced I
Reading/Listening/Speaking
Level 6ESL 067
Advanced II
Grammar & Writing
ESL 068
Advanced II
Reading/Listening/Speaking

Upon completing each course, there is an exit test to assess a student’s proficiency. While enrolled in ESL courses, students can take additional content area courses, depending on a student’s level.


International/F1 Visa Students:
Contact our International Student Advisors, international@ucc.edu
to schedule an appointment to review additional requirements.


For More Information:

Institute for Intensive English
Union College
Lessner Building-Room E-414
12 West Jersey St.
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Call the Institute’s Main Phone: 908-965-6031
Email iie@ucc.edu

PLACEMENT TESTING CENTERS – ESL Testing
Elizabeth Campus – Lessner Building, 1st Floor
Cranford Campus – SD 130
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 online.

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
For more information on applying for financial aid, click here.


The Institute for Intensive English – Frequently Asked Questions

What time do classes meet?
For a listing of course meeting times, please visit Self-Service. Click here to be directed to the ESL Course Offerings.

How can I prepare for the placement test?
Complete testing information can be found on our website at Testing Center: ESL Testing. Click here to be directed to the ESL Testing webpage.

I took ESL in high school. Do I have to take ESL at Union College?
Complete testing information can be found on our website at Testing Center: ESL Testing. Click here to be directed to the ESL Testing webpage.

Do I have to buy textbooks?
Yes, you do. Find more detailed information about textbooks click here.

How do I pay for my courses?
For detailed information, including Financial Aid, click here to be directed to the Paying for College & Financial Aid webpage.