CELP Intensive English Program

Many international students choose to participate in CELP’s Intensive English Program (IEP). The IEP consists of five levels with each level lasting 8 weeks. Students take an English Placement Test upon arrival to CELP to determine which level is most appropriate in which to begin study. Upon successful completion of level 105, students matriculate to NMSU for undergraduate or graduate studies by receiving a TOEFL or IELTS waiver for NMSU.

With NMSU’s Conditional Admission policy, international undergraduate students can be conditionally admitted to NMSU for intensive English through CELP if the student has applied to NMSU with:

  • TOEFL scores lower than 520 paper-based or 68 internet-based, OR
  • IELTS scores below a 6.0, OR
  • Pearson Test of English scores below 51, OR
  • No English Test Scores

Students will have a maximum of one year to complete CELP’s five levels, and upon successful completion of the final level (105), students will be regularly admitted to NMSU.

IEP Course Details

LevelCoursesDurationSemester/
Dates
Price

101: Introduction to English


This level focuses on survival English and is intended for those with little or no fluency in English.

Level Description
CELP’s Introduction to English level is designed to help students develop basic level English skills. Successful students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the most common words in the English language as well as develop basic reading/listening/speaking & writing skills.
Grammar

Listening and Speaking

Reading and Vocabulary

Writing
8 weeksFall/
Spring/
Summer
Full-time
(4 courses)
$2,250

OR

$565 per course
LevelCoursesDurationSemester/
Dates
Price

102: Beginning English


This level focuses on survival and social English. It is intended for those beginning fluency in English.

Level Description
CELP’s Beginning level is designed to help students improve basic English skills. Successful students will be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the general word list as well as further develop basic reading/listening/speaking & writing skills.
Grammar

Listening and Speaking

Reading and Vocabulary

Writing
8 weeksFall/
Spring/
Summer
Full-time
(4 courses)
$2,250

OR

$565 per course
LevelCoursesDurationSemester/
Dates
Price

103: Intermediate English


This level emphasizes social and academic skills. It is designed for students who speak, write, and understand some English.

Level Description
CELP’s Intermediate level is designed to help prepare students for using English in an academic environment. Successful students will demonstrate introductory comprehension of academic vocabulary and reading comprehension of simple academic texts. In addition, the students will improve listening/speaking and writing/grammar skills necessary to succeed academically.
Grammar

Listening and Speaking

Reading and Vocabulary

Writing
8 weeksFall/
Spring/
Summer
Full-time
(4 courses)
$2,250

OR

$565 per corse
LevelCoursesDurationSemester/
Dates
Price

104: Advanced English


This level prepares students to communicate effectively in the academic environment of the university.

Level Description
CELP’s Advanced level is designed to help students develop and improve academic English skills necessary to function in the American university setting. Successful students will demonstrate some comprehension of academic vocabulary and texts. Furthermore, the students will continue to improve listening/speaking and writing/grammar skills necessary to succeed academically.
Grammar

Listening and Speaking

Reading and Vocabulary

Writing
8 weeks Fall/
Spring/
Summer
Full-time
(4 courses)
$2,250

OR

$565 per course
LevelCoursesDurationSemester/
Dates
Price

105: Academic English


This level emphasizes more complex academic skills in areas of specialization students will encounter.

Level Description
CELP’s Academic level is designed and organized to help students improve academic English skills necessary to communicate successfully in social and academic situations. Successful students will demonstrate increased comprehension of academic vocabulary and texts. Students will also be able to demonstrate proficiency in spoken and written English.
Grammar

Listening and Speaking

Reading and Vocabulary

Writing
8 weeks Fall/
Spring/
Summer
Full-time
(4 courses)
$2,250

OR

$565 per course

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