You will take placement tests on the day you start your program. Then you will be placed at the appropriate level (Foundations of English, Intermediate English or Pre-university/TOEFL Preparation) that represents your level of language fluency and your language needs. All classes will include listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, and grammar. The goal of the program is to help you improve your English skills and to go on to and succeed in an English-speaking college or university. You may also choose to take the IELP classes at the Intermediate English and Pre-university/TOEFL Preparation levels for university credit; however, the tuition cost will be different.
When you successfully complete this program and graduate from the highest level, you will not have to take the TOEFL or any other language test in order to pass the language requirement of UALR. You should have at least an elementary knowledge of English to enroll in this program. In addition to your classes, you will meet Americans and practice your English on trips and special activities.