Intensive English Program (IEP)
25 lessons / week
The Intensive English Program (IEP) is a popular program designed for students committed to improving their English. An F-1 Student Visa is needed to enroll. To make the most progress, we recommend IEP students study three months or more. Classes are Monday to Friday.
IEP is a dynamic General English course based on internationally-recognized goals and standards developed by CEFR and University of Cambridge. Focusing on real-life communication, students acquire the full-range of skills and knowledge, including listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Students see their progress clearly and easily through "Can Do" statements showing the mastering of certain communicative tasks at the end of each week. Each course is made up of two periods, taught by a separate teacher.
IEP consists of General English Program and Monday Electives.
This program is also offered in a long-term Academic Year Schedule.
Long-term Academic Year
(Intensive English with session breaks)
Long-term students who plan to take time off for vacation or travel.
- From 17
- All Levels
- 25 Lessons / Week
- F-1 Student Visa:
- Monday to Friday
- IIE Nationality Mix:
- 9:00am - 10:50am:
- Session 1
- 10:50am - 11:05am:
- 11:05am - 1:00pm:
- Session 2
- 8:30am - 10:20am:
- Listening & Speaking
- 10:20am - 10:35am:
- 10:35am - 12:30pm:
- Reading & Writing
*During times of high enrollment, additional Tuesday-Friday classes may be in the afternoon 1:15pm-5:15pm (except Academic Year or Academic Track programs)
More Program Details
General English20 Lessons / Week
Monday Electives5 Lessons / Week
This class focuses on speaking in real-world situations, but also includes listening, vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar. Each week there is a different topic that relates to real life scenarios you encounter while using English in every day life.
There are role-plays, debates and discussions about current topics and current events, travel and survival English, English for work, slang and idioms, conversational English and much more. These skills will help you to speak English better in every aspect of your life.
Students in the 25 and 35 lessons programs take Elective classes each Monday, 9am-1pm. Elective classes are specialized courses that full-time students take in addition to their General English classes. They allow students to focus more intensely on some of the skills covered briefly (or not covered) in the Tuesday-Friday classes. Based on highest demand by students, skills and topics covered in Elective classes include:
- academic English
- current events
- Hawaiian and US culture
- idioms and intonation
- vocabulary through pop music
- English through TV
- business English
Included in the Program
Great opportunities to practice your English, make friends, have fun.
School Social Barbecue
At least once a month, we have a very popular big school barbecue nearby at Fort Derussy Park. This is a great chance to meet other students, practice English and enjoy lots of delicious food. Students can also participate in fun outdoor sports and social activities.
We plan a full calendar of exciting and unique daily activities so that you can enjoy the beauty of Hawaii while practing English. They include free weekly sunset beach yoga and free weekly hula, surfing, hiking, beach trips, picnics, catamaran cruises, more!
Tuition & Fees 2023
- All fees in U.S. dollars. Hawaii G.E. tax included.
- All prices are subject to change without notice.
- 2023 tuition fees will be honored for 2024 bookings paid by Nov. 1, 2023.
- 2023 tuition fees will apply for programs starting in 2023.
- Military or Kamaaina rate: contact IIE for information
- IIE accepts payment in the form of U.S. dollars, checks (American banks), traveler’s checks (in person), wire transfers, and credit cards (VISA/MasterCard/JCB).
- Wire transfers: please add $25 fee to the total amount.
- Outgoing wire transfer fee: $50
REGISTRATION & MATERIALS 2023
|Materials & Tech Fee||$15|
|Express Mail Fee||$125 (optional)|
INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP)25 lessons (Academic Track / College Pathways)
- Academic Track (College Pathways) : 16+ Weeks
Other General English Programs
Short Term English Program (STEP)
20 lessons / week
The main General English program for students on a visa waiver, tourist visa or a visa other than F-1 student visa. All levels are held in the morning Tuesday though Friday.
Super Intensive English Program (SIEP)
35 lessons / week
For students seeking maximum improvement in minimum time. This morning & afternoon program can be offered with afternoon Small Group Conversation or Business options.