Intensive English Center

The Intensive English Center (IEC) offers an intensive English language program for potential Stony Brook students who need full-time instruction in English prior to matriculation. The program is also open to people who do not plan to enroll at Stony Brook after completing the training but who wish to improve their English for personal or professional reasons.

An applicant who meets the academic criteria for admission may be given conditional admission to the University contingent upon successful completion of the advanced IEC level. Admission must be recommended by the director of the IEC program.

The program consists of a minimum of 18 hours per week of non-credit English language courses, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Elective courses include: Business English, Conversation, Film and American Culture, Grammar,Pronunciation/Accent Improvement, and TOEFL Preparation. IEC students may audit University courses or, if they are in the advanced IEC level, may register for one course with the permission of the IEC director.

In the summer, IEC students attend English classes and join excursions to places of cultural and historic interest. Participants are eligible to receive a student (F-1) visa, may live on campus, and may use all University facilities.

For additional information, contact:
Intensive English Center
E-5320 Melville Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3390
Telephone: (631) 632-7031
Fax: (631) 632-6544
E-mail: iec@stonybrook.edu
Web site: http://www.stonybrook.edu/iec