Intensive English Program




Spring International Language Center's Intensive English Program is a 25-hour-per-week program specifically designed to:


Prepare international students to enter U.S. colleges and universities

Assist professionals who desire to strengthen their English language skills

Teach anyone who seeks to improve their English communication skills



Each 9-week session will help students to:


Listen more accurately and speak more fluently

Read faster with greater comprehension and write more clearly and correctly

Improve pronunciation and understandability









After a placement test, students will start at one of seven levels ranging from beginning to advanced.


Courses include:


Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary Development

Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation Improvement

English Grammar Skills

Conversational Skills

Audio-lingual Lab and Computer Lab



Detailed course descriptions



In addition, advanced levels emphasize:


Academic Preparation

Public Speaking and Debate

Business English

Advanced Vocabulary and Grammar

Test-Taking Workshops in TOEFL, GMAT, and GRE Prep (extra fee)

Special Seminars on Cultural and Academic Topics

College Placement Assistance

Enrollment in University Courses for Academically Qualified Students


Program Description

Curriculum Information

Spring International Language Center (SILC) at the University of Arkansas is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and continues to uphold the highest standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation is recognized by the United States Department of Education. SILC is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.