intensive English language program Curriculum

The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's undergraduate catalog.

The Intensive English Language Program offers instruction in the English language and in American life and culture for non-native speakers of English. The mission of the IELP is to offer innovative programs to international students. These programs are designed to increase English proficiency, to assist with acculturation of life in the United States, and to facilitate academic success at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This academic program has four levels of instruction, and each level offers courses in listening, speaking, reading, grammar, and composition. Skilled-based instruction is integrated across skill-levels, incorporating service learning and civic engagement.

Students learn about the United States through class activities and discussions, interaction with American students and faculty members on campus, field trips, campus programs, and other community events.

All ENIN courses earn University credit. Students can earn a certificate in English as an International Language.

A certificate in English as an international language consists of 24 semester hours (two semesters) of credit in ENIN course work and indicates the equivalent levels of language study successfully completed at the University. A grade of “C” or better is required in each of the courses selected to satisfy the certificate program. For certification of language proficiency at a particular level, the following core courses are required:
​Basic Level:
ENIN 020, 021, 022, 023, and 024
Beginning Level: ENIN 030, 031, 032, 033, and 034
Intermediate Level: ENIN 400, 410, 420, 430, and 440
Advanced Level: ENIN 460, 470, 480, 485, and 490

The courses listed above correspond to the current curriculum taught at various levels in the Intensive English Language Program. All 400-level ENIN classes will be graded “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” “F,” with a plus/minus scale, “P,” or “NC.” All developmental ENIN classes are graded S/U.