IEP Programs and Cost

Intensive English Program

Welcome to Gulf Language School’s Intensive English Program (IEP) at North American University. Our highly-regarded language program is open to non-native speakers who wish to achieve proficiency in English for academic or professional purposes. Program components include reading, writing, listening and speaking

As an IEP student at GLS, you will:

  • Improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a stimulating academic learning environment.
  • Increase accuracy and fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Learn about American culture by participating in extracurricular activities and events.
  • Form lasting friendships with American and international students at NAU.


Cost & Fees

Cost Per Session

Resident International
One-time fee $60.00 $250.00
Tuition (per 8 week session)
8 weeks / 25hrs $ 1,275.00 $ 2,375.00
8 weeks / 20hrs $ 975.00 $ 1,975.00
6 weeks / 25hrs* $ 975.00 $ 1,975.00
Textbooks (per 8 week session)
Per session $ 170.00 $ 170.00
Housing (single or shared accommodation)
One bed $ 1,600.00 $ 1,600.00
Two beds $ 1,200.00 $ 1,200.00
Three beds $ 900.00 $ 900.00
Four beds $ 800.00 $ 800.00
Meal Plans (per 8 week session)
19 meals / per week $ 1,100.00 $ 1,100.00
10 meals / per week $ 800.00 $ 800.00
Insurance (per 8 week session)
Health Not required $ 260.00

(prices are subject to change without notice)
*Summer courses for continuing intensive English students


Sample cost of an 8 week course for an international student:
Registration $ 250.00 One-time cost
Tuition $ 1,975.00 8 weeks / 20hrs
Textbooks $ 170.00 Approximate
Housing $ 1,200.00 Two beds
Meals $ 1,100.00 19 meals / week
Insurance $ 260.00 Per session
Total $ 4,955.00


Program Outcomes

Students completing the language program will demonstrate the ability to:

  • comprehend written and spoken university-level materials 
  • take effective lecture notes
  • write, revise, and edit academic papers that follow conventions of Edited American English (EAE)
  • prepare and deliver formal presentations that follow conventions of Edited American English (EAE).


Program components

Listening classes focus on academic listening skills and note-taking from lectures. Students learn academic vocabulary from each lecture, note-taking methods, listening comprehension, and discussion strategies.
Reading classes focus on improving overall reading comprehension. Through the use of authentic texts, students learn academic reading strategies, acquire new vocabulary, and work to increase reading speed and effectiveness.
Writing classes focus on a variety of structures in controlled compositions with an emphasis on various types of organization, (e.g. narration, comparison and contrasts, and literary analysis) practiced in guided formats. Students use academic vocabulary in their writings and the writing process of drafting, revising, and editing.
Speaking classes focus on increasing fluency and developing oral comprehension of academic English sentences. Students will participate in oral comprehension exercises; they will also participate in class discussion of relevant subjects and present academic oral presentations.

Program Length

Program length: 8-48 weeks

The placement test is given to each new student before they begin their course of study to evaluate the appropriate level of instruction. The length of instruction depends on the results of the placement exam. For example, an applicant scoring into IENG 0001 will have the following course of study:




IENG 0001 Lower Beginning English Level 1 Fall 1


IENG 0002 Upper Beginning English Level 2 Fall 2


IENG 0003 Lower Intermediate English Level 3 Spring 1


IENG 0004 Upper Intermediate English Level 4 Spring 2


IENG 0005 Lower Advanced English Level 5 Summer 1


IENG 0006 Advanced English Level 6 Summer 2





The academic year is divided into 4, 8-week-long sessions, 4 hours a day, Monday through Friday (fall and spring) and 2, 6-week long sessions, 5 hours a day, Monday through Friday (summer). Students typically attend 2 classes each session (Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking), and advance to a new level each session.


Weekly Schedule

Students in the Intensive English Program take a 2-hour listening and speaking class and a 2- hour reading and writing class, Monday through Friday. Classes are held from 09:00-01:00.

IENG 0003






9:00 – 10:40 Reading & Writing Reading & Writing Reading & Writing Reading & Writing Reading & Writing
11:00 – 12:40 Listening & Speaking Listening & Speaking Listening & Speaking Listening & Speaking Listening & Speaking