The mission of the Intensive English Program at Hawai`i Community College is to provide academic English language instruction and comprehensive support services to international students seeking academic, personal, and professional goals in a rich, cross-cultural environment.
The IEP offers 20 hours a week of academic English instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar skills. Students are prepared with the skills that they need to study in an American university.
To ensure the quality of the instruction and services that the IEP offers, the IEP is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and is a member of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
IEP Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the IEP are expected to be able to do the following:
1. Apply writing and critical thinking skills to personal and academic assignments.
2. Apply appropriate skills to read, comprehend and respond to introductory-level academic and authentic texts.
3. Apply listening and speaking skills to lectures, presentations, and in-class discussions.
4. Understand grammar concepts and apply them to the other skill areas.
IEP Hawaii : About the IEP