The mission of the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is to assist non-native English learners in acquiring the knowledge and language skills necessary to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals. The program provides a supportive learning environment that promotes intercultural understanding. The IELP upholds the mission of Portland State University.
Intensive English Language Program (IELP) - 1964
Portland State University
- IELP: 400-500 students
per term, representing over 35 countries.
- Total number of international
students at Portland State University: 1700
- Total number of students
at PSU: over 29,500
The IELP is accredited through PSU by the Northwest
Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Colleges.
for students who are admitted to PSU receive academic credit issued by the Department
of Applied Linguistics.
IELP Faculty & Student Support Staff
and staff are dedicated professionals who enjoy working with international students.
IELP instructors hold advanced degrees in teaching English to speakers of other
languages (TESOL), or in related fields. They have many years experience teaching
international students at the university level. Additionally most IELP instructors
and staff have traveled extensively, lived, worked, or taught English abroad.
faculty hold memberships in TESOL (the national association of teachers of English
to speakers of other languages) and ORTESOL (the Oregon association of teachers
of English to speakers of other languages).
IELP faculty are frequent presenters
at regional and national TESOL conferences.
Many IELP faculty have held
leadership positions within TESOL/ORTESOL professional associations.
IELP Student Services Support Staff have many years experience working with international
The Student Support Staff are very friendly and very knowledgeable.
Student Support Staff hold memberships in NAFSA (the national association
for international educators), and are frequently asked to present at professional
PSU's Intensive English Language Program is within the Department of Applied Linguistics.
The Intensive English Language Program
(IELP) provides an on-campus laboratory and practicum environment for undergraduate
and graduate students enrolled the Department of Applied Linguistics TESL Certificate
and MA TESOL Programs. PSU students in the TESL Certificate and MA TESOL Programs
serve as conversation partners, tutors, and teaching assistants in the IELP.
IELP Office and IELP International Student Advisor work closely with the Office
of International Affairs, PSU Admissions office, and other departments throughout
campus to provide the fullest range of support services possible for IELP students.
PSU's Winner of the U.S. Department of Commerce Expert Achievement Award for Recruiting Students.
Established in 1964, PSU's English language program
is one of the oldest, university-based, ESL programs in the western United States.
students from over 92 countries have successfully studied
in PSU's English language program.
Portland State University is the largest, most diverse, and only urban university
in the Oregon University System.
PSU has the fifth-largest graduate school
in the west coast.
Portland State University is a national leader in sustainability
education and practices.
PSU's receives national recognition
Portland State University is listed in 5 out of 8 "Programs to Look For"
in "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Reports (2005)
For the second year in a row, Portland State University's Community-Based
learning curriculum is ranked among the best in nation. According to U.S. News
and World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2005," Portland State University
was ranked among the top institutions nationally in the categories of service
learning, learning communities, and senior capstones.
A report released by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, “College Learning for the New Global Century,” recognized Portland State as a leader in fostering civic, intercultural, and ethical learning. The report highlighted the University Studies program, which “helps students become more aware of their own biases and prejudices and deepens students’ understanding of sociopolitical issues.”.
College of Urban and Public Affairs is recognized nationally and internationally,
as a leader in the field of urban planning and public health.
School of Social Work has received regional and national recognition for its innovations
and excellence in instruction and research.