About the Program


The Intensive English Program (IEP) at UW-Madison

What we offer:
Our IEP provides quality academic instruction to adults who wish to improve their proficiency in English. We offer full-time, 15-week programs in the Fall and Spring semesters and an 8-week Summer program. Our classes range from lower-intermediate (A2) to advanced level (C1). We do not offer beginning-level instruction (A1).

* Levels A1 - C2 refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). 

As a student you will learn to...
  • Speak accurately and fluently
  • Express your ideas in writing
  • Understand lectures and informal speech
  • Read efficiently and quickly
  • Become confident in your English
Not just an IEP student
Unlike other programs, when you join our IEP you are a UW-Madison student, with full access to all UW-Madison student facilities. You will experience life as a student at Wisconsin's flagship university, with help and guidance from us.  Please consult the menu on the left for more information about our program, admissions, and life at UW-Madison. 

Looking for part-time English courses?

English Language Program courses in Continuing Studies are open to the public. Any adult who lives, works, or studies in the Madison area can register and attend. Learners may include:
  • Permanent U.S. residents
  • UW international students and their spouses
  • Visiting scholars and their spouses
  • Working professionals
  • Residents of University Apartments

Please note that the Division of Continuing Studies does not provide the I-20 form because the English courses are part-time. Students with an F-1 student visa must enroll in a full-time language program with us.

Click here to see information about part-time English Language courses.