Students come from all over the world to improve their English, prepare for academic study, and learn U.S. culture. OPIE classes are small and teachers pay special attention to student needs. Participation and the practical use of spoken and written English are emphasized.
Facilities at OPIE are excellent. All classrooms are wired to the internet and have projectors and document readers. Computer labs, mobile lab technology, and a Moodle Course Management System is also available to students on a daily basis.