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Intensive English Program (IEP)

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Cerritos College is an accredited two-year community college that offers a full-time Intensive English Program (IEP) where you can develop the language skills you need and be prepared to study and earn college credit at our college or any other college/university in the U.S.   It is also for individuals who may already have their degree or may not want to transfer to the credit side, but are wanting to improve their English language skills.  Our program and campus is a student-centered environment where you will be fully immersed into the English language and culture. Our program and campus is a student-centered environment where you will be fully immersed into the English language and culture. Our top notch faculty and staff are dedicated to making your learning and cultural experience rewarding.

Our Intensive English Program is 16 weeks (4 months) and will provide you over 320 hours of Intensive English language training. Upon entering the program, you will be assessed and then will be assigned into a group (level 1 or level 2). We will meet Monday through Thursday and you will get instruction customized to your level – we will take you from where you are at with the English language and help you to effectively learn quickly how to improve your writing, reading, grammar and speaking abilities.  You will also be provided other opportunities outside of the classroom to practice what you are learning, such as field trips and conversation time with American students. 
Throughout your time at Cerritos College, you’ll get personalized attention and support.  Our class sizes are small, so that you get individualized help from your teachers.  The International Student Center staff and the Community Education staff is here for you from the moment you apply through the completion of the program and after - We will be with you every step of the way! 

Upon successful completion of the IEP, you can transition into your major field of study at Cerritos College, or transfer to any other college or university you choose to attend. Cerritos College has a very high transfer rate of its international students - our graduates transfer to top universities such as UCLA, USC, UCI, UC Berkeley, Cal State Long Beach and many more.

 OUR INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM (IEP) is ALL-INCLUSIVE!  With your paid tuition, you will receive:
• 320+ hours of English instruction;
• small class size;
• All program books & class materials;
• ESL individualized tutoring;
• Access to specialized language workshops;
• Field trip to experience American culture; and
• Certificate upon completion of the program.

IEP TUITION:  16-week Session - $3,500 for new students, $3,400 for returning students
(please register directly through our office staff to qualify for this discount) 


SPRING 2019:  Thursday, January 22 -  Thursday, May 16     
FALL 2019: Thursday, August 22 - Thursday, December 12 (no class 9/2, 11/11, 11/28) 

Your first step is filling out the IEP application along with the $50 application fee, along with understanding the other documents that will be needed for your acceptance into the program.  Please the appropriate application below:
You will submit this to the Office of International Student Services (OISS office).  Once it is received, the OISS office will work with you to complete your application packet (getting the other documents needed) to get you accepted into the Intensive English Program. You can see full details about what documents are needed here:  IEP 

Email the OISS office at:
or call  562-860-2451,extension 2133

Class Details

67 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu, Mon

please check website or call for room location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Eunice Lee2.Nancy Spradlin3.Lori Havrilla 



Please read:  FIRST DAY ORIENTATION: IEP will begin with an orientation on your first day of the program. Your orientation will include an overview of the IEP, meeting of your instructors and other important people you'll need to know, a writing assessment, campus tour, getting your student ID, etc. You'll have a lunch break, then will finish up the day by taking your multiple choice assessment test in the assessment center. And do not worry about the writing assessment and this assessment test - they are just to help us put you in the right level in this IEP program (level 1 or level 2). But whatever level you are at, we will help you progress in your English proficiency.

Registration Fee 


Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 02/18/2018, 03/18/2018, 03/19/2018, 03/20/2018, 03/21/2018, 01/21/2019)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/22/2019 - 5/16/2019 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM Cerritos College campus, please check website or call for room location  Map, Room: AT54 Lori Havrilla  ; Nancy Spradlin  ; Eunice Lee