Intensive English Program

Program Overview Sacramento8 week sessions offered year-round

Intensive English Program


The Intensive English Program (IEP) at ELI offers specially designed English language courses that help students achieve their academic and professional goals. The curriculum emphasizes intensive language learning in all areas of English as a Second Language (ESL) including grammar, writing, reading, vocabulary, speaking, listening and pronunciation.


  • Comprehensive new student orientation
  • Weekly opportunity to practice English with Sacramento State students
  • Sponsored field trips in and around Sacramento and Northern California
  • Personal academic support


  • University students and professionals 18+ years of age
  • Beginner to advanced levels


Our courses are led by instructors with master’s degrees in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and international teaching experience. Students in the English Language Institute receive 20 hours of instruction each week, year-round with the opportunity to attend optional workshops.

Class topics include:
  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • Listening & Speaking
  • Reading & Vocabulary
  • Presentation & Pronunciation (levels 1 – 5)/
    Elective (levels 6 – 8)
Course Options for Advanced Students

Students in Level 7 & 8 have the option of substituting up to two English Language Institute classes for other courses. No additional tuition fee is required for this privilege. If you participate, you will receive semester-based special session academic credit, which may be transferable if you decide to matriculate to an accredited college or university. 

“I met students from Asia, the Middle East and South America. Now I have friends from all over the world.”
— Celia Vasquez

“The teachers are really kind and full of enthusiasm, and classmates are friendly and easy to get along with. They gave me a lot of unforgettable memories.”
— Jia Li


Program Dates

Our intensive English program runs five (5) sessions a year.  Each session is eight (8) weeks in length.  There is a two week break between sessions.  All new students will be required to attend a week long orientation session prior to attending classes.