Why CIEP?

Why do students choose to study English in CIEP at Andrews University? The answer is simple: We help English language learners develop the ability to communicate meaningfully and fluently in English in a short amount of time. We are able to do this because of what we offer each CIEP student:   

  • An experienced faculty. CIEP faculty members are highly trained and have years of English-language teaching experience, and many have taught and lived in countries all over the world, so they are familiar with different cultures and worldviews.
     
  • A rigorous learning environment. CIEP classes are intensive in nature. Students are typically in classes at least four hours per day and have many additional hours of homework to complete. We work hard to teach you, and we know if you work hard to learn, you will meet your English goals rapidly and successfully. 
     
  • Small class sizes. Each CIEP class typically has 10 to 15 students registered and does not exceed 20, so that teachers can closely work with individual students on a regular basis.
     
  • A communicative approach. CIEP classes focus on developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills for the purpose of communicating meaningfully and fluently in English. Students are given many opportunities daily to use English in real-life situations and to go out of the classroom to speak English on the Andrews campus and in the community as much as possible.
     
  • Specialized programs. ESL classes are offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters and are open to anyone who wants to learn and improve English language skills. During the Summer semester, we offer customized English language classes and workshops for professionals in addition to our core ESL classes. Finally, CIEP offers specialized tutorial programs and other services such as a conversation partner program and a TOEFL prep workshop.
     

Email us at ciep@andrews.edu or call us at 1-269-471-2260 if you have questions about CIEP. We want to hear from you!