Knowledge Base: I am a Prospective Student of English

Take intensive English courses at Penn State.  The Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) at Penn State offers a comprehensive set of courses in written and spoken English to prepare students for future admission to a U.S. university.  Qualified students may receive certification of language proficiency from the IECP to begin bachelor's level studies at Penn State, upon successful completion of certificate requirements.  Detailed information about admission, program dates and fees is available on the IECP website.


Take local test preparation classes.  The Mid-State Literacy Council, located in downtown State College, offers language test preparation courses to interested community members.  information about course schedules and fees is available on the Mid-State Literacy Council's website


Enroll at Penn State's IECP.  Intensive English courses focusing on speaking and listening skills are offered at Penn State's Intensive English Communication Program (IECP).  Detailed information about admission, program dates and fees is available on the IECP website.

Take local English conversation classes.  Internationals may also register for conversation courses offered by the Mid-State Literacy Council, located in downtown State College.

Request a language partner.  Internationals may request a Global Conversation partner by contacting Wenjie Fu (wenjiefu@psu.edu) in Penn State's Office of Global Programs.


Take intensive English courses at Penn State.   Penn State's Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) offers courses focusing on writing and reading skills in English.  Detailed information about admission, program dates and fees is available on the IECP website.

Take a local English writing course.  Classes in academic writing for internationals are available to the State College community at the Mid-State Literacy Council.


Visit the IECP.  The Intensive English Communication Program (IECP) is a nationally accredited program that offers classes in written and spoken academic English for students with intermediate and high-intermediate language proficiency.   For more information, visit the IECP website.


Study English in downtown State College.  The Mid-State Literacy Council, located in downtown State College, offers classes on written and spoken English, and language test preparation.  Detailed information about course schedules and fees is available on their website.