University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

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Nationally Ranked Tier 1 University.

Live
the language in the beautiful American west!

Since 1982 the Intensive English
Language Center (IELC) at the University of Nevada, Reno has been providing
English language instruction to students preparing to pursue academic degrees
or for those who just want to improve their general English language skills.

The Intensive English Language Center
Has Three Main Goals:



Teaching the language and study skills necessary for
successful university level studyIntroducing students to American culture and university
lifeHelping students with the transition from ESL to
academic studies

The program consists of 20 hours of
instruction each week and includes language study and practice, as well as
cultural orientation. The class levels range from beginning to graduate level.
Beginning courses emphasize basic vocabulary and grammar and teach
communication for everyday situations. Intermediate and advanced-level courses
focus on writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills for academic
purposes. These levels include a variety of short, content-based courses and
seminars that introduce students to the style of teaching in the United States.



Academic skills emphasizedComprehensive orientation programExperienced teaching staff, all with MA or Ph.D.Orientation and academic advisementSix levels of instruction; 12-15 students per class5, 8, 10 and 16 week programsCertificate of Program Completion from universityCEA Accredited and member of American Association of Intensive
English Programs (AAIEP)

Organized
Activities



Comprehensive orientation programFriendship Family ProgramConversation Partner ProgramInternational Women's NetworkInternational Student Mentor ProgramActive International ClubLocal excursions to historic sites and attractionsYear-round student receptions, dances, parties, and
banquetsOrganized hiking, skiing and sightseeing trips

 Little About Us...



The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
is a fully accredited public university established in 1874. As the oldest
institution of higher education in the state of Nevada, the university has a
long tradition of academic excellence. Students can choose from a full-time
intensive English program and more than 145 degree programs at the
undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. The university's diverse student
body of approximately 18,000 students come from all over the United States and
includes over 800 international students and researchers representing more than
70 nations.



Why
you should study at the University of Nevada, Reno



Ranked as Tier One among American's Best National
Universities by the U.S. News & World ReportScholarships and graduate assistantships availableMany of Nevada's programs are ranked in the top 100
"best schools" in the U.S. News & World Report
including clinical psychology, environmental engineering, earth science,
civil engineering and speech pathologyHigh quality education at a competitive priceMBA program is ranked No. 21 in the United States by BusinessWeekConditional Admission at the undergraduate level for
students who have not met the English requirementScenic campus located four blocks from downtown on a
hill overlooking the city

The
Reno-Tahoe Area



The University of Nevada, Reno is an
ideal location to study. Students are always impressed with the beauty of the
Reno-Tahoe area. The city of Reno, located on the northwestern edge of the
State of Nevada, has long been famed as the "Biggest Little City in the
World". With a population of approximately 500,000 the region offers the
advantages and excitement of a major urban area along with the quality of life
found in a safe, small, friendly community.



One-hour drive from Lake Tahoe resort areaFour-hour drive from beautiful San Francisco,
CaliforniaLimitless summer and winter recreation including world
class skiing only 20 minutes from campus, as well as boating, hiking, golf
and much moreSpectacular mountain viewsIdeal dry climate; sunny days and cool nightsFour distinct seasons with over 300 days of sunshine
per year

University
Facilities & Services



Fully equipped & modern recreation center with
Olympic size pool and climbing wallFree access to internet and computer labsNewly built, state-of-the-art libraryStudent Health CenterCafeterias, restaurants and snack barsArt gallery, theater, concerts, and special lecturesWriting, tutoring and math center available for
students of all levelsFully staffed International Student Office with
advisors

Housing



The university is home to eight on-campus
dormitories with options ranging from double rooms to apartment style living.
For those who choose not to live on campus there are numerous nearby apartments
available within walking distance of the University.



Historical and modern residence halls located on campusMany low-cost apartments near the university campusMeal plans at dining rooms and cafes/snack barsOpportunities to meet American and international
studentsExperience American culture by living with Americans

 


  • Climbing
  • Football/Soccer
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Riding
  • Skiing
  • Tennis
  • Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Hang gliding
  • Ski touring
  • Water sports
  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Facilities for students with disabilities
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support
  • Own apartment
  • On campus
  • Student legally permitted to work / earn money during course
  • Further academic studies available on campus
  • Dancing
  • Film
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Sauna / Wellness
  • Theatre
  • Art / Painting
  • Art history
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Fashion
  • Geography
  • Hiking
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • On campus events
  • Volunteering
  • University student social events
  • Rock climbing
  • Professional Sports events
  • Culture Shock presentation
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)

  • 2014_IELC_Booklet.pdf

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University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

Narumi Kobayashl Japan  

studied English Academic preparation

Narumi Kobayashi

I was taking English class during summer of 2014. I recommend that IELC is great place to start college life in the U.S. because teachers and staff were so helpful and kind. They are always welcome to student's questions, and they taught us not only study but also daily life like how to get driver's licence. I also like thier activities such as sports day, coffee hour, and olympics. Those made students making new friends easily.

posted 8 months ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

Saori Hara Japan  

studied General English

Good place to learn english

I was in IELC for about a year, and learned native english from teachers. It was good experience for me.

posted 8 months ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

Ai Naono Japan  

studied English Academic preparation

IELC

I took English classes at IELC in this summer. Through this summer program, I learned a lot of things and met many awesome people. First of all, the IELC teachers are so great. I mean I took 4 different teachers' classes in this summer; all teachers are kind, and their classes are interesting. I could get much knowledge which is useful for college or university students by the classes. Also, workers in IELC help me in many ways. They told me the information that need not only to study as a student but also to survive in United States. For example, they told me the way of buying cellphone. In addition, I encountered wonderful friends who came from all over the world.
Although I studied just 10 weeks at IELC, I will never forget the precious time in Reno.

posted 2 years ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

Jessica Souza Brazil  

studied English Academic preparation

Excellent to Learn English

IELC is an excellent place to learn English and to be prepared for the academic life in USA. Excellent methods of teaching, excellent people and organization. Thanks IELC for everything!

posted 2 years ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

曾千桓 Tajikistan  

Learning English in IELC, UNR

It is really a good place to learning English. I also enjoy the life there, people there are very friendly. I also knew a lot of friends there. And the extra curricular activities is also cool and fun. The time in UNR is one of the most unforgettable experience in my lifetime.

posted 3 years ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

Syuan Syuan Zeng Tajikistan  

Great place to learn English

I like IELC. It's a great place to learn English. IEL guys are very friendly. Hyunjae, Lucía, Mahsa, Susan are very nice. I obtain they extremely many help.

posted 3 years ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

Yukari Kawamura Japan  

studied General English

IELC

I studied at the IELC, and it was a great place to learn English. Therefore, there are excellent teachers and student workers in there. Moreover, I was able to meet fantastic international students. I really enjoyed there for a few months. I am deeply grateful to the IELC to learn about a lot of things.

posted 3 years ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

Saki Kashiwado United States  

studied General English

IELC at UNR

I studied at IELC in last semester. In there, I could learn a lot of things and made new friends from different countries. Moreover, IELC teachers and staffs are so kind to international students. When students ask a question to teachers or staffs, they explain clearly. Therefore, I loved IELC. Thank you,

posted 3 years ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

Beaves Lin Taiwan  

My best experience in UNR

I was in IELC only for 10 weeks, but it's quite a good time for me to improve my English skill. There are excellent teachers to teach you, nice staffs to help you, and of course a lot of international students to make friends. the UNR campus is not so big, but it's quite nice. I really enjoyed walking on the campus. During the short days in IELC, I got my English improved and enjoyed the courses.
If someone ask me to suggest an English center for studying, I have no doubt to say IELC in UNR. Actually, I have recommended a friend to IELC.

posted 3 years ago

University of Nevada - Reno - Intensive English Language Center

今塩屋実里 Japan  

studied English Academic preparation

☆☆☆☆

I was in IELC only for 6 months. However, I studied a lot like how to give a presentation, communicate with someone in English, writing a essay, and more things. The best thing is that there are so many international student, so being friends with them and I had a good time with them. I hope I could go back to IELC!!!!!!!

posted 3 years ago

This course is for students aged: 13-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
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Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk
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