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Intensive English Language Program

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Office of International Student Services

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7163

rreckart@​knox.edu

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International students are invited to participate in an Intensive English Language Program from August 20 to September 3, prior to the International Pre-Orientation Program (IPOP). Students attending IELP should arrive to campus on August 19, and transportation to campus will be available from local airports, train, and bus stations.

If your first language is not English, the program will be an excellent opportunity to improve your English language skills. The program will offer two weeks of course instruction to develop all English language skills, with particular emphasis on college-level writing and speaking. The course will be taught by a language specialist and a writing tutor and a program mentor will assist students inside and outside of class. Upon successful completion of the program, students can earn .5 credits.

In addition, the Intensive English Language Program will provide opportunities to learn about Knox's academic and residential culture, make new friends, and explore Galesburg and surrounding communities before orientation begins. All enrolled students will take a trip to Chicago on the weekend of August 26-27.

There is a comprehensive program fee of $1500 that will be billed directly to your student account. The fee will cover language instruction, meals, accommodation, transportation to off-campus excursions, and social programming. If you qualify for the Intensive English Language Program, you will find a link to register soon on your student portal.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Eckart in the Office of International Student Services by e-mail or phone at +1 309-341-7163.

Students will receive a final schedule upon arrival. Below is the tentative schedule:

August 19
Arrival and move into campus housing. Pick-up available from Quad City International Airport (MLI), Peoria International Airport (PIA), or Galesburg Amtrak Station.

August 20
Welcome and orientation.

August 21-25
English Language instruction.
Morning class: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon class: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Evening: Library instruction, study hall, and other activities.

August 26-27
Chicago excursion

August 28-September 1
English Language instruction.
Morning class: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon class: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Evening: Library instruction, study hall, and other activities.

September 2-3
Local and campus activities

September 4
Check into International Pre-Orientation Program.

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