International ESL Program

International ESL Program

The International ESL (IESL) Program is designed to help students from all over the world improve their English language skills in reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking. Students take courses with faculty who have master's degrees in TESOL or a related field. Classes are kept small so that students get personal attention.

IESL Program Structure

There are 5 levels in the IESL program (B, C, D, E, and F). All new international students will take a placement test during orientations and get placed in an appropriate level of the IESL class. Each level is described in detail on the International ESL Course Description page.

IESL classes are offered in blocks. Morning classes are for 4 hours each day Monday through Friday. Afternoon classes are for 5 hours each day Monday through Thursday. You will study for total 20 hours per week. IESL Programs also offer elective classes, and these are optional. Fall, Winter, and Spring terms consist of 11 weeks, and Summer term is 8 weeks.

Transition from IESL to College level

At Lane, we encourage our IESL students to continue on into the college major program and want to support them in the best way possible. The TOEFL and IELTS scores are not required! For more information please visit the IESL transition process page.

Program Guidelines

For more information about attendance and other policies please see IESL Program Guidelines.