By Brianna Burrows
Taking a vacation to the United States is an endless adventure! There is so much to see and do, but why not take advantage of your time in the USA to improve your English? Intensive English Programs (IEP) are short term programs to help you learn or improve your English. IEP’s are offered all across the country, but if you’re visiting friends or family in Texas, here are some great programs to consider while you’re on vacation:
Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP) offers a diverse range of short term English language learning courses to fit your schedule while on vacation. They offer courses as short as three weeks and as long as 16 weeks. Sessions are offered throughout the year. TIEP offers sessions in Austin and Beaumont, Texas.
For international students on vacation in or near Houston, Rice University offers students the opportunity to learn English for seven weeks. The seven week session is offered six times throughout the year, beginning in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Classes meet four hours daily, five days week, leaving you plenty of time to explore the city of Houston and other sights.
Study Dallas Fort Worth is a group of intensive English language programs owned by reputable universities located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. These include Texas Christian University, University of North Texas (Denton), University of Texas at Arlington, Southern Methodist University (Dallas), and Dallas Baptist University (Irving). Each of these programs offer a variety of intensive English language courses.
Bilingual Education Institute located in Houston offers a seven week long Intensive English Program. They offer morning or afternoon sessions during the week depending on what fits with your schedule. You can choose to take just one session or commit to the 16 month long program.
Similar to the Study Dallas Fort Worth program, Study Texas is a group of intensive English language programs owned by renowned universities across the state of Texas. To view a full list of the schools participating in the Study Texas program, click here.
University of Texas at Austin offers two distinctive intensive English programs: English Language Program (ELP) and Academic Language Program (AEP). Sessions vary in length from 5, 10, and 15 week programs. The hours of instruction per week vary depending on which session you sign up for.
Brianna Burrows is a freelance marketing specialist and alumna of Northeastern University. She specializes in event management, social media management, and content branding. Follow her on Twitter here.