Intensive Program

Program Overview

The Intensive Program (IP) combines high-quality curriculum with experienced instruction to help you achieve your academic, professional, or personal goals.  

In the IP, you can focus on academic English, business English, or all-purpose English. Our courses will help you improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

Every aspect of your Penn experience – from in-class discussions to out-of-class group projects, from living on a university campus to participating in planned cultural activities – will assist you in improving your English skills, developing confidence, and enhancing your understanding of US culture.

Offered 6 times per year, the Intensive Program is flexible to fit your schedule. We also offer a Super Intensive Program option for students who would like to study 22 or 24 academic hours per week (see Courses page on the left).

Session length

7 weeks

Focus of study

General proficiency with academic & business options

Hours per week

20 academic hours

Proficiency level

Beginner to advanced

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