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South Dakota - Aberdeen
School:Northern State University Intensive English Program <alan.clipperton@northern.edu>

Northern State University Intensive English Program Mission

First, participate and succeed in any academic degree program
The mission of the Northern State University Intensive English Program (IEP) is to provide all students who do not speak English as their first language with a challenging English language program which prepares them to participate and succeed in any academic degree program at the undergraduate or graduate level in a U.S. university.

Second, familiarize students with American culture and cultural dynamics
The IEP is also designed to assist and familiarize students with American culture and the different cultural dynamics involved in both the classroom and out of the classroom.

The Area

ABERDEEN, South Dakota is a place of blue sky, clean air and wide open spaces. With a population of about 25,000, Aberdeen is the third largest city in the state. It combines the traditional Midwestern hospitality with the progressiveness of a metropoli-tan area to create a safe and friendly environment which fosters the pursuit of education.

With strong ties to our city and region, we are a welcoming community of international learners with a focus on a student-centered environment. We engage in research and creative activities in an innovative atmosphere of intellectual rigor, with academic freedom and integrity. We educate individuals for a lifetime of learning and service to their ever-changing communities, nations, and world.

Study Areas

Focus on the core language skills needed for academic success.
Business English
Focuses on key terms and content related to business, economics, and finance.
English & American Culture
Focuses on cultural aspects in the U.S. while at the same time teaching vocabulary and idioms that are unique to American English.
TOEFL Preparation
Focuses on preparing students to successfully pass the TOEFL exam.

Additional Services

In addition to classes, free group and individual tutoring will also be provided. You will be able to work with native English speakers to improve your skills.
ESL Labs
The ESL conversation, listening, and writing sessions are open to all international students and use the NSU computer labs and technology.
NSU Facilities
All of the facilities that NSU has to offer are also available to IEP students. Check out the campus at www.northern.edu/iep.
Friends From Afar
International students will have the enriching opportunity to spend time with a host family and learn more about another culture, share stories, expand their understanding of the world and create lasting memories and friendships.

We offer over 15 optional credit hours a week plus 15 lab, tutoring, and field trip hours for a total of over 30 contact hours per week!

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