Intensive English Program PLUS

What’s the “plus” in Summer IEP PLUS?

  • Full day trips to explore the famous cities and cultural sites of our region: Boston, New York City,  Mystic Seaport
  • Half day trips to explore New England culture and history:  Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Windham Textile Museum, Yale University
  • Optional weekend trips for recreation and sightseeing:  Indoor and outdoor games, movies, shopping at Outlets, Six Flags Amusement Park
  • Interaction with native English speakers:  conversation partner participation in classes

Intensive English Study – UCAELI Cares about Quality

UCAELI has been providing high quality Intensive English instruction on the University of Connecticut campus since 1990. Four weeks is short, so we have designed an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program that allows intermediate to advanced students to make progress as quickly as possible. Classes are designed to improve communication skills, especially speaking and listening, through highly interactive student-centered activities. Small class size (15 students maximum) allows for more individualized instruction. All UCAELI instructors in the Intensive English Program hold Master’s degrees or PhDs in their respective fields, including Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Linguistics, Communication Studies, or English.


PLUS – The Extras that Make Learning Fun

Conversation Partners are native English speakers who join students in a teacher-led class for four hours each week. This provides a very important opportunity for authentic practice. Community exploration connects PLUS students with the local community beyond the classroom. Before each trip, teachers and students learn about where they are going and students are given language-focused assignments. Students explore places on the UConn campus and in the surrounding community, interacting in English with teachers, guides and others. Classroom activities build on the knowledge, language and experiences gained during these outings.


AND MORE – Time for Exploring New Places

Full-day trips allow students more time to visit the famous Connecticut destinations and cities we visit. Course materials connect to trips through specific lessons and projects. No language learning opportunities are missed! Several optional weekend activities are offered to ensure that there is always somewhere to go or something to do.