The mission of the Intensive English Program under the EPCC Language Institute is to successfully prepare students and professionals to acquire English proficiency to meet their personal, academic and career goals. We are committed to offer classes in a dynamic, multicultural and effective environment with the most innovative, supportive resources imparted by highly qualified and competent faculty members.
Students in our program do not qualify for financial aid. You will find that our program has the most reasonable price per course. In our Academic Track and Intensive programs students may take up to six cycles in one year. Each cycle lasts seven weeks.
Our classes range between 12 - 27 students. We provide friendly, student-centered classrooms. We offer six levels of classes, from beginning to high-advanced.
Students are not required to take the TOEFL or the SAT to place into our program. Instead students need to take a placement test to determine which class they will be taking. Students are placed into the proficiency level which corresponds with their performance on the program’s placement test, Compass.
Our Academic Program is designed for students who plan to enter an American college or University. Upon completion of Level VI our students do not need to take the TOEFL test if they plan to pursue a career at El Paso Community College. They only need to take our college placement test (ACCUPLACER Exam) in order to place into credit classes.
We have more than 20 years teaching English language learners. Our Intensive English Program has friendly, professional, and dedicated faculty. We have more than 40 qualified instructors in our program that have extensive teaching experience.
This program is designed for students who plan to enter an American college or university. The program includes six levels. The entire program can be completed within a year. Our courses are taught in seven-week cycles that add up to six in a year. Each level includes three courses: Reading/Writing, Listening/Speaking, and Grammar. Our classes meet five days a week for seven weeks.
Students who register in this program come from of all walks of life but primarily working professionals whose study time is limited by their work schedules and other responsibilities. We have six levels in this program and we offer daytime, evening and Saturday classes. However, a student needs to register for two seven-week cycles to complete one level.
Our Conversation classes are designed for non-native speakers to improve their spoken English skills. There are six levels in this program and classes are held on Saturdays.
We offer conversational Spanish classes for adults at our Valle Verde Campus throughout the year. Classes are scheduled in the evenings and on Saturdays. No placement test is required.
Students are placed into the proficiency level which corresponds with their performance on the program’s placement test. IEP exam is $5.00 and an appointment is required.
- Scores are valid for 6 months from date of placement exam for initial enrollment in classes.
- Placement Exam cannot be retaken to enroll in higher levels if already registered in IEP classes and have attended classes within a calendar year.
- Placement Exam must be retaken if student enrolled in IEP classes, but has been out of the program for more than one calendar year.
Testers that are not in agreement with results of placement exam can petition to retake exam immediately after receiving scores.
Students can request to be placed in a lower level than placed through the placement exam.
Registration without Placement Exam
Students can request to not take the placement exam and start in the first level.