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Spring 2012 - Schedule for Intensive English Classes

Intensive English Program (IEP, Full-time enrollment = 25 CEUs)

These are academic preparation classes for students planning to take the College ESL Placement Test and students on F-1 visas. Five levels of most courses are offered. After the placement test, new students will know their level and can register for classes.

F-1 students must enroll in:

  • ESLA Writing & Reading (1981-1985) and
  • ESLA Speaking, Listening, and Reading (1971-1975) and
  • One Intensive English Program elective

Accuplacer or TOEFL test scores will not be considered when placing students into the intensive ESL program.  ESL placement test results can be used at all NOVA campuses. Students have access to the library and computer labs.

All new students must take a placement test before they enter the program. The starting level will be determined through this placement test. To advance into the next level, students must successfully complete the previous level. Students study one level per semester.

See General Admissions for testing schedule.

ESLA Listening and Speaking (ESLA 1971-1975)
This intensive course includes work in conversation, listening comprehension, and reading. Students in the lower levels start developing simple conversation skills for everyday life and reading simple articles or texts. Students in upper levels practice public speaking and presentation skills as well as acquire advanced vocabulary.

Tuition: $1,160 for 105 hours (10.5 CEU)

Location Course Days Times Dates
Alexandria ESLA
1971-1975
MWF 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Jan. 18 - May 2
Arlington ESLA
1973-1975
MWF 3:25 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. Jan. 18 - May 2

ESLA Reading and Writing (ESLA 1981-1985)
This intensive course includes work in writing, grammar, and reading. Students in the beginning levels are introduced to writing and work on sentence structure.  Students in upper levels have regular practice with academic writing, which helps them to improve composition skills and build vocabulary.

Tuition: $1,160 for 105 hours (10.5 CEU). 

Location Course Days Times Dates
Alexandria ESLA
1981-1985
MWF 9:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Jan. 18 - May 2
Arlington ESLA
1981-1985
MWF 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Jan. 18 - May 2
Alexandria ESLA
1983-1985
MWF 3:25 p.m. - 5:55 p.m. Jan. 18 - May 2

ESLA Writing Workshop 1 (ESLA 1995)

Tuition: $1,160 for 105 hours (10.5 CEU). 

Location Course Days Times Dates
Alexandria ESLA 1995 MWF 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Jan. 18 - May 2

ESLA Electives
These electives are designed to target a specific language skill (Pronunciation, Vocabulary & Spelling, Intro to TOEFL). Not all electives are offered at all levels or locations. Full-time students must choose one elective from the courses offered at their level.

Tuition: $360 for 40 hours (4.0 CEU)

Vocabulary & Spelling

Location Course Days Times Dates
Alexandria Levels
1881-1885
T & Th 12:45 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Jan. 31 - Apr. 26
Alexandria Levels
1883-1884
T & Th 9:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Jan. 31 - Apr. 26

Intro to TOEFL

Location Course Days Times Dates
Alexandria Levels
1844
T & Th 9:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Jan. 31 - Apr. 26

Pronunciation

Location Course Days Times Dates
Alexandria Levels
1892-1894
T & Th 9:45 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Jan. 31 - Apr. 26

More intensive ESL classes are available in Specialty ESL and Core Skills. F-1 students need to speak with the ESL Coordinator for course selection.