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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Semester Based Academic Programs

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Intensive English Language Institute

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) is a collaboration between the College of University Extended Education, College of Arts and Humanities and the Kearney International Center.

Program Requirements

The IELI program is available to students who score 45 and 60 on the internet-based TOEFL test or equivalent, but otherwise qualify for admission to MNSU. IELI students are allowed to attend the university on a provisional basis, with the purpose of completing the IELI program to satisfy the English proficiency requirement for regular enrollment. Upon successful completion of the program, and an internet- based TOEFL score of 61, students are admitted to MNSU.

Intensive English Learning Curriculum

  • 2 English language courses per semester, equal to 8 university credits
  • 2 General Education courses per semester, equal to 4 university credits

Tutorial Support

Students enrolled in General Education courses will be supported by tutors who will also attend the same classes and guide them in developing strategies for understanding lectures, reading academic content, writing essays, and summarizing academic information in English.

Conversation Partners

Each participant will have a conversation partner. The conversation partner will assist with pronunciation strategies, cross cultural questions, and strategies for working with the social and academic support systems available on campus.

Culture and Learning

Participants will be introduced to MNSU culture and learning expectations as well as strategies that will help them become successful learners as they move toward enrollment as full time university students.