Overview of Programs

A summary of the English language programs at the International English Center

The International English Center offers several programs to meet the needs of its diverse student population. We offer English skills and college preparation classes for beginning to advanced students. Please read below for a brief description of our programs. There are also links below to further information about each program.

Intensive English Program

The IEP is our most well-attended program and is the heart of the International English Center. In this year round program, classes are offered at seven levels: Basic 1, Basic 2, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2, Intermediate 3, Advanced 1, and Advanced 2. The academic year is divided into five, 8-week-long sessions, and students typically attend 4-5 classes each session, advancing to a new level each session. When they arrive, students are tested and placed into classes which most closely match their English proficiency. Students who have lower-level English skills should expect to spend at least one year and up to one and a half years in our program before entering a university. Visit the Intensive English Program page for more information.


English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for University of Colorado Boulder degree students and other interested persons are offered through the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies' International English Center with formal oversight from the Department of Linguistics. Visit the ESLG Program page for more information.

Go English Program - Beginning May 2014

Go English is an intensive 2-week, 50-hour program designed for intermediate to advanced level English language students who are interested in exploring themes in science, technology, engineering, math, business, and public policy. Visit the Go English Program page for more information.

Customized Programs

The International English Center regularly works with various groups to provide specialized English and educational experiences. Visit the Customized Programs page for more information.