Welcome new, returning, and transfer F-1 international students!
Summer 2015: June 15--July 23, 2015. Sorry. These courses have been cancelled due to low enrollment.
See Sonoma State American Language Institute Summer Session 2015. See flyer here.
Fall 2015: August 18--December 4, 2015
International Student Orientation takes place August 6, 2015 at the Kentfield Campus.
Deadline: July 17, 2015
Spring 2016: January 19--May 13, 2016
Deadline: November 25, 2015
If you need help filling out the international student application located on the "Apply and Register" page, please contact Rebecca Freeland International Education Technician. Her phone number is 415.457.8811, Ext. 7740.
For more information, please contact Sara Oser, IEP Coordinator, at 415.883.2211, ext. 8579.
Welcome to College of Marin Intensive English Program (IEP)
College of Marin’s Intensive English Program (IEP) has more than 35 years of success educating English language learners. We welcome new and returning F-1 international students, and F-1 transfer students from other schools and local residents who wish to improve English language skills.
Located in the friendly city of Novato on the beautiful College of Marin Indian Valley Campus, Intensive English Program students enjoy small classes, excellent instructors, and fun, but challenging, course work. The IEP prepares students to enter American colleges and universities and helps its student to improve English skills for business and general communication ability, and also to prepare for the Institutional TOEFL and TOEFL IBT tests.
Our safe and peaceful campus with its spacious walking paths and magnificent oak trees has great natural beauty, yet it is only 30 minutes away from the internationally famous Golden Gate Bridge and all the excitement of San Francisco.
The IEP offers two 16-week semesters each year for F-1 students. Each semester has 20 hours per week total instruction time, divided into four subject areas of Grammar for Written and Oral Communication, Writing with Reading, Speaking/Listening/Pronunciation. and Idioms and Topics in American Culture. IEP students are placed into one of three class levels—High Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced—based on placement tests the first week of the semester. Each semester students progress through the program by completing all assignments and by testing into the next level. Students who successfully complete the Advanced level are guaranteed admission in the the College of Marin’s Credit Program.
The next Institutional TOEFL takes place in early November at the Kentfield Campus, 835 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA 94901. Arrive at 8:45 a.m. Test is from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Pay online by credit card: www.marincommunityed.com 1) Click on Intensive English Program.2) Click on International Students 3) Click on Institutional TOEFL Class ID. Keep receipt and bring to test along with identification. Daily or semester parking permit required to park on campus. Hand-scored results available by email following week. Official score sheets available for pick up at the IEP 4--6 weeks after test. For practice questions, contact email@example.com
For more information, contact us:
Located upstairs in Pomo Building 3, Room 259, next to the Transportation Technology Building
Intensive English Program web page