Intensive English Language Program

Bridging Cultures, Building Futures

The Florida Gulf Coast University Intensive English Language Program  (IELP) offers intensive programs that prepare students for the use of the English language in the real world. Our methods of instruction are based on current research that highlights areas such as language teaching, acquisition, learning, and assessment. Our faculty and staff are committed to excellence in providing high quality service and education. Proficiency in English language can benefit students both in an academic and professional context, while providing an opportunity to understand different cultural perspectives and foster global awareness. 

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Enroll in Real World and Academic English Today!

Welcome and Registration: Friday, August 16th, 9:00 am. Please check your email for important information from Dr. Timothy Gjini. You will be provided with details about your admission, arrival, medical and insurance, and housing information.

The IELP will welcome you and give you all the information you need. You will learn about academics, activities, instructors, student life, Southwest Florida, housing, health insurance, and more.

All class hours (23 per week) are offered in person.
New Students: Classes begin on Monday, Aug. 19, 2024
Fall 2024 Classes: Aug. 19 – Dec. 14

Three Easy Steps to Register

Step 1

Submit your Application. Within 24 to 48 hours of submission, you will receive an email confirming your application. This email will include detailed instructions on your application status, F-1 student visa, and pre-arrival preparation process.


Step 2

The FGCU Intensive English Language Program (IELP) has a non-refundable application and processing fee of $125 for the 2024 Fall semester. The application and processing fee for the spouse, sibling, parent, or child of a current FGCU student is $75. The one-time application fee can be paid using a money order, check (personal or bank draft), or online with a credit card. Upon submitting your application, the FGCU Global Engagement Office will e-mail you a link where you can submit the non-refundable fee of $125.

Pay the Application and Processing fee using a credit/debit card here: Click Here

Step 3

Once payment is complete, collect your Secondary School Completion document (equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma), Financial Responsibility proof (if applying for an F-1 visa), and a copy of your current passport, to be uploaded to your IELP application. Click above to access the Financial Responsibility form/proof.

*Program Admission Eligibility Criteria to enter FGCU IELP: Admission during the pilot requires an intermediate-level B-1 on Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR), 80 on Duolingo, 5 in IELTS, or 41-46 in TOEFL to enter FGCU IELP. Thus, to be eligible for this program, applicants must demonstrate the minimum official scores indicated above.

Have Questions?

Reed Hall is located its on the south end of campus. Visitors can park in parking lot one after receiving a parking pass at the information booth at the main campus entrance.

Hours: 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday

Questions? Call 239-590-7925

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