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International Education >> Intensive English Program

Study English at Clover Park Technical College!

CPTC offers a high quality Intensive English program for international students who need to develop their English skills to a college level for academic study, or who simply want to learn more English. 

Prepare to study at CPTC and prepare for everyday life in the United States in the Intensive English Program.

Why choose the Intensive English Program at CPTC?

  • No TOEFL or IELTS score is required for international admissions when you apply for the Intensive English Program
  • Learn English faster with small class sizes for more personal attention
  • Highly qualified instructors with years of experience teaching English to second language learners
  • Work with an American student conversation partner
  • Tutoring and computer lab are included

Program Overview

  • Course Content: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
  • Four levels: Beginner to Advanced
  • 16 credits per level
  • 20-22 hours a week, depending on the quarter

Download the Intensive English Program flyer.

How to Apply

Download and complete the International Education Admission Application Packet at www.cptc.edu/international or email international@cptc.edu to request the packet. 

Complete these forms and submit with the required documents:

  • International Education Admission Application Form
  • International Education Financial Responsibility Verification Form
  • International Student Health Insurance Agreement
  • Application Fee: $70.00 (Non-refundable. Payable by credit card, bank check or money order)
  • Credit Card Authorization Form (if you want to pay the $70 application fee by credit card) Required Documents
  • Original bank statement/financial document(s) showing USD $26,405.00 or more. The documents must be no older than 6 months.
  • Copy of your passport (if you have one)
  • Passport size photo

Intensive English Program Application Deadlines for Academic Year 2020-2021

Quarter

Application Deadline*

Quarter Start Date

Fall 2020

July 1, 2020

September 28, 2020

Winter 2021

October 1, 2020

January 4, 2021

Spring 2021

January 1, 2021

April 5, 2021

Summer 2021

April 1, 2021

July 6, 2021

*If you apply after the deadline, we will do our best to process your application on time.

Questions?

Please contact International Education at international@cptc.edu or  call  us at +1-253-589-6089.

Placement Testing

Placement testing is completed during New International Student Orientation. Test results determine at which level you will begin your studies of English as a second language (ESL).

Successful completion of Level 4 of the Intensive English Program provides a pathway into one of the many professional technical programs offered at CPTC. Some programs may have additional admission requirements.

Level 1: Beginner

Level 2: Lower Intermediate

·  IEN 020: English Fundamentals I (2 credits)

·  IEN 045: Reading & Writing I (7 credits)

·  IEN 047: Listening & Speaking I (7 credits)

·  IEN 021: English Fundamentals II (2 credits)

·  IEN 065: Reading & Writing II (7 credits)

·  IEN 067: Listening & Speaking II (7 credits)

Level 3: Upper Intermediate

Level 4: Advanced

·  IEN 023: English Fundamentals III (2 credits)

·  IEN 085: Reading & Writing III (7 credits)

·  IEN 087: Listening & Speaking III (7 credits)

·  IEN 025: English Fundamentals IV (2 credits)

·  IEN 095: Reading & Writing IV (7 credits)

·  IEN 097: Listening & Speaking IV (7 credits)

Program Schedule

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters (10 weeks):

Classes are held 20 hours a week, 5 hours a day, 4 days a week from Monday - Thursday.

Summer quarter (9 weeks): 

Classes are held 22 hours a week, 5.5 hours a day, 4 days a week from Monday – Thursday.

Intensive English Program Start & End Dates for Academic Year 2020-2021

Quarter

Quarter Start Date

*Recommended Application Deadline

Fall 2020

September 28, 2020

July 1, 2020

Winter 2021

January 4, 2021

October 1, 2020

Spring 2021

April 1, 2021

January 1, 2021

Summer 2021

July 6, 2021

April 1, 2021

*If you apply after the deadline, we will do our best to process your application on time.

Please contact International Education at international@cptc.edu for more information.

How Much Does the Program Cost?

Estimated Cost of Intensive English Program for Academic Year 2019-2020

Items

Cost per Quarter
(3 months)

Cost per Year
4 Quarters (12 months)

Tuition & Fees (16 credits)

$3,422.22

$13,688.88

Books & Supplies

$150.00

$600.00

Health Insurance

$365.13

$1,460.52

*Housing & Meals ($700/mo)

$2,100.00

$8,400.00

Personal Expenses ($400/mo)

$1200.00

$4,800.00

Total

$7,237.35

$28,949.40

*= Based on homestay

Questions?

Connect with International Education at international@cptc.edu or call us at +1-253-589-6089.

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