Course Detail: APPLFULL - Full-Time Intensive/Academic English

UMBC English Language Institute (ELI) that offers the Intensive or Academic English Program (IEP/AEP) to students who would like to improve their English language skills for personal and academic purposes. This program has seven levels: From Level INTRO to Level 6

In the Intensive English Program (IEP), students gain skills in speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. For the detailed course description, please go to

For those who want to improve their English skills before applying for an undergraduate or graduate study at UMBC, we also offer the Academic English Program (AEP) which is a special preparation for students with high intermediate and advanced English skills who have ambitions to continue their education further. 

UMBC ELI also provides some extra elective classes such as TOEFL/IELTS/GRE Test Preparation, Technical Writing, Academic Study Skill, Accent Reduction, Introduction to Technical Communication, etc. These English courses equip students with the appropriate tools to improve their speech and fluency in English but also help them to pursue their bachelor's, Master's, and/or Ph.D. degree in the United States of America. These advanced English courses also prepare students better for working in business settings. 

After having successfully completed the advanced level at ELI, ELI students can apply to UMBC without a TOEFL score.

For the full-time program tuition, please see

Session dates when full-time IEP/AEP program is available:

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