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English as Second Language


The English as Second Language (ESL) program is designed to prepare non-native speakers of English to read, write, speak and listen to spoken English at a level that enables them to succeed in college level courses that are taught in English.




The ESL program provides intensive English instruction and a cultural, social, and academic orientation to the United States. Instruction emphasizes spoken and written English crucial to college and university study in the U.S. Grammar, writing, reading, listening, comprehension, pronunciation, and conversation skills are taught each day at all levels. IRUS’s ESL program is an educational service solely to provide English instruction to students whose native language is not English, offered for the purpose of preparing a student for employment in any occupation or job title. 




We have six levels of instruction module: Beginning (I, II), Intermediate (I, II), and Advanced (I, II). Module levels may be repeated until a student reaches their desired proficiency level in that respective area. A placement test will determine student’s level of English and which class students should take. 



IRUS has an open door admission policy. Any person 18 years of age or older who holds a high school diploma or equivalent can take advantage of our academic opportunities.

1) Complete an admission application.
2) Provide documentation of the level of educational attainment reached: high school and/or postsecondary education.
3) Pay the non-refundable international student application fee of $200.00.
4) Take the ESL Placement Test.


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