ESL Classes

CIEP will offer a full load of classes during the Spring 2021 semester, January 11 – May 6, 2021. You can take these classes in person on the Andrews University campus at a discounted tuition rate.

Students can begin taking ESL classes at the start of the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. There are four levels of ESL classes in CIEP, and each level has core classes in grammar, reading-writing, and listening-speaking. We also offer skill-building classes in pronunciation, conversation skills, American culture, reading and discussion, and college writing preparation. All of our ESL classes contribute to our central mission of giving students the ability to successfully communicate in English in a short amount of time. Click List of CIEP ESL Classes for a complete description of the ESL classes that CIEP offers.

Who takes ESL classes in CIEP?

Anyone who is at least 16 years old and who would like to learn and improve English language skills can take CIEP ESL classes. We serve students who come to CIEP intending only to study English. We also serve students who plan to move into undergraduate or graduate degree programs at Andrews University after they complete their ESL classes.

How to complete the ESL Program in CIEP?

All new CIEP students take a required English Placement Test (EPT). Based on the EPT score, students are placed into one of the four levels of ESL classes. Students begin taking classes in the initially placed level and as they pass their classes move up to the next level until the Advanced Level is completed successfully. In addition, all CIEP students are required to take and pass a speaking test at the Advanced Level. Finally, to complete the ESL program, students must take and pass a required exit exam. Upon completing the ESL program in CIEP, a student will earn a CIEP Certificate.

How much does it cost to take CIEP ESL classes?

Please click here to see the tuition fees and costs associated with CIEP program. 

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Please email us in CIEP at ciep@andrews.edu or call us at 1-269-471-2260 if you have questions as you are filling out the application.