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ESL Curriculum & Calendar

Session Length

Fall and Spring semesters are 16 weeks long. Summer sessions are 8 weeks long.
 


Course Offerings

Full-time ESL students in the Intensive English Program may take up to twenty (20) hours of face-to-face core and elective classes per week.
 


Program Duration

The Intensive English Program at Morehead State University can be completed in one to three semesters without repeating levels.
 

New enrollment is possible at the beginning of each academic semester- Fall, Spring, or Summer.
 


IEP expected completion timeline

  • Beginning students may compete their program of study for up to 3 semesters.
  • Intermediate students typically complete their program of study in 2-3 semesters.
  • Advanced students may take 1-2 semester to complete their studies.
  • Students must earn a B or 80% in all classes to advance from one level to another.
  • To exit the program, students need to earn a B or 80% in all classes and take the Institutional TOEFL offered at the end of each session.
 

Levels

Three (3) levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced.
 

Intensive English Program Curriculum

Beginning Level

  • ESL 076 Beginning Integrated Grammar
  • ESL 080 Beginning Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 074 Beginning Reading
  • ESL 075 Beginning Writing


Intermediate Level

  • ESL 077 Intermediate Integrated Grammar
  • ESL 081 Intermediate Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 071 Intermediate Reading and Writing
  • Elective (ESL 070 TOEFL Preparation; ESL 079 American Culture for International Students) 


Advanced Level

  • ESL 078 Advanced Integrated Grammar
  • ESL 082 Advanced Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 072 Advanced Reading and Writing
  • Elective (ESL 070 TOEFL Preparation; ESL 079 American Culture for International Students) 



Core courses

  • Integrated Grammar (ESL 076; ESL 077; ESL 078)
  • Academic Reading (ESL 074)
  • Academic Writing (ESL 075)
  • Academic Reading/Writing (ESL 071; ESL 072)
  • Listening and Speaking (ESL 080; ESL 081; ESL 082)

 


Elective Courses

  • ESL 070 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Preparation
  • ESL 079 American Culture for International Students
 

All international students (not in the Intensive English Program) can take support ESL classes while at Morehead State University.
 

The following 6 classes (3 credit hour) may be available any given semester:

  • ESL 089 Intermediate Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 090 Advanced Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 091 Intermediate Reading and Writing
  • ESL 092 Advanced Reading and Writing
  • ESL 093 Research Reading and Writing
  • ESL 099 American Culture for International Students


 

Intensive English Program Calendar

The Intensive English Program Calendar follows the Academic Calendar of Morehead State University.
New students have to make their travel arrangements to be on time for Check-in, Orientation, and Placement Testing. 

  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
    1-800-585-6781
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
    800-648-5370
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
    859-499-0780
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
    800-648-5372
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Drive, West Liberty, KY 41472
    606-743-1500
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