English Overview

Adelphi International Intensive English Program (IEP) helps you improve your English-language proficiency in writing, reading, speaking and listening to meet your academic, personal and professional goals. Our international students benefit from an immersive curriculum, expert instruction and a flexible start.

Mission

The Adelphi International English Language Institute provides rigorous, student-centered English language instruction that fully prepares international students to succeed in their university studies. It creates a welcoming environment for both learning and living in a new culture, where all feel safe and supported. The Adelphi International is dedicated to maintaining best practices in the field of TESOL instruction and building sustainable educational programs through regular review and improvement.

Learn more about Adelphi International English program offerings below.

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Adelphi International Extended Accelerator and Accelerated Accelerator integrate the IEP into their curriculum through an immersive 16-week study experience that combines language, culture and academics. Click here to learn more about our Accelerator programs.

Set the foundation for your academic study in the U.S. with this 16-week program

Program Details

Course Length
16 weeks
Program Duration
Varies based on students' English scores. Students could be required to take 1, 2, or 3 sessions of English before progressing into their Accelerator Program.
Program Curriculum
Planned – all courses exclusive to Accelerator students
Progression Requirements
Successful completion of the Academic English Program
Progression Into
Extended Accelerator Program or the Master's Accelerator Program
Entry Requirements 
Students who score at or below the scores listed below will be placed into Pre-Sessional English. The number of semesters required will be determined based on their English proficiency.

Undergraduate

Anticipated Program Duration:
Academic English 1 Term
TOEFL iBT®
50 – 59
iTEP
2.5
IELTS™
4.5
GPA Requirement
2.5
Anticipated Program Duration:
Academic English 2 Terms
TOEFL iBT®
40 – 49
iTEP
2.0
IELTS™
4.0
GPA Requirement
2.5
Anticipated Program Duration:
Academic English 3 Terms
TOEFL iBT®
39 or less
iTEP
1.5 or less
IELTS™
3.5 or less
GPA Requirement
2.5

*All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration.

Graduate
Anticipated Program Duration:
Academic English 1 Term
TOEFL iBT®
60 – 67
iTEP
3.0
IELTS™
5.0
GPA Requirement
2.5
Anticipated Program Duration:
Academic English 2 Terms
TOEFL iBT®
50 – 59
iTEP
2.5
IELTS™
4.5
GPA Requirement
2.5
Anticipated Program Duration:
Academic English 3 Terms
TOEFL iBT®
49 or less
iTEP
2.0 or less
IELTS™
4.0 or less
GPA Requirement
2.5

*All students will be tested upon arrival to confirm program duration.

General English is not part of an academic track. Students may enroll in General English courses to strengthen their English language skills for social and cultural settings.

Program Details

Program Length
8-week session
Credits Earned Toward Degrees
N/A
Sample Coursework
Presentation Skills
Trends in American Pop Culture
English Through Art
Conversation Skills and Techniques
English for Business

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Adelphi International English programs are available for both Undergraduate and Graduate level students. Visit the appropriate admissions page to learn more about how to apply.

CEA

This program is available at both Adelphi’s Manhattan Center and Garden City Campus

The Adelphi University Adelphi English Language Institute (AELI) is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2022 through April 2026 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

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