The Intensive English Program (IEP) at VIU provides quality English language instruction for students whose native language is not English. The program focuses on helping students develop sufficient language proficiency and skills for successful study at an American university or college. The IEP offers instruction at seven levels of proficiency: low beginner, beginner, elementary, low intermediate, intermediate, high intermediate and advanced.
Our adult ESL programs make language learning fun, flexible, and affordable! We offer on-campus courses such as Business English, ESL for Better English, Grammar & Conversation, and Public Speaking with Confidence! We also offer Special Weekend courses that focus on engaging topics related to life in the United States. For au pairs, our Saturday museum trips to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC take place every Saturday year round, with the exception of major holidays. Students will spend a day at a different museum each week and participate in an interactive, themed museum class facilitated by one of our ESL instructors.