Intensive English Language Center

The Intensive English Language Center at Wichita State University is a well-respected program for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). The Intensive English Language Center, or IELC, was founded in 1976 and has educated more than 7,000 students from over 100 countries around the world.

The program consists of seven levels of English instruction from beginning to advanced levels. Classes are offered in the following skill areas:

  • Reading;
  • Writing;
  • Speaking and listening;
  • Structure (English grammar); and
  • Learning Laboratory1 -- a laboratory utilizing computers and other audio-visual aids. Students use specialized ESL software, receive individualized attention and are given customized internet assignments.

The program also provides weekly conversation practice with conversation partners and assistance in essay and research paper preparation.

You must be at least 17 years old in order to apply to the Intensive English Language Center. To learn more about the program and to apply, visit the Intensive English Language Center website1.