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Study English in the heart of California! One hour to the Sierra Nevada mountains and two hours to the Pacific Ocean.

Explore the Intensive English Language Program (IELP)
at Fresno Pacific University (FPU)

Enroll Today. Complete in 2 Months to 1 Year.

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) at Fresno Pacific University (FPU) is designed for international students and recent immigrants seeking to improve their English abilities. Many of our students are preparing for college-level coursework while others are studying for personal or professional advancement.

Individualized Curriculum to meet your needs.

  • Over 20 hours of instruction each week
  • Conversation partners outside of class
  • Beginning to advanced levels of instruction
  • Up-to-date teaching methods with small-group instruction
  • Trained and experienced teachers with master's degrees in TESOL/linguistics
  • Intense academic preparation in academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking

Intensive English Language Program - Students who prefer to study English for personal or professional reasons may enroll in English language courses for no credit, without being admitted to the undergraduate program at FPU.

How to Apply / Start

Program Brochure - IELP Brochure

Program Cost - IELP Costs

Program Application - IELP Application

Why Choose FPU for your


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    Beginning to advanced levels of instruction; Over 20 hours of weekly instruction; TOEFL test preparation; Conversation partners outside of class
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    Participation in university events; Making American and international friends; Trips to explore across California and the Western United States
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    English Pathway
    Completion of Level 5 in the IELP meets the English requirement for undergraduate admission to Fresno Pacific University
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    $4,250 (summer tuition only) to $24,856 (full academic year plus summer sessions - tuition, fees, books, room, and food).
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    Multiple start dates to meet your needs. You can start in August, October, January, March, May, or June.
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    Heart of California
    Live and study in Fresno, California; 5th largest city in California; 90-minute drive to 3 national parks; 2-hour drive to the Pacific Ocean; Over 300 days of sunshine per year



"We have a good environment to study here and good assistance as well."

~ Thanh, Vietnam, Level 4

My favorite part is good friends, good teachers and everybody is smiling.

~ Nejla, Turkey, Level 2

"The teachers are so nice. The international office really cares about the students."

~ Wilcio, Haiti, Level 4

Fresno Pacific University is accredited by the Western Senior College and University Commission (WSCUD). Courses are approved by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).