Intensive English Language Institute

Learn English - Beginner to Advanced

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Mission Statement

The Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) supports the mission of Divine Word College by offering students a culturally sensitive, supportive learning environment. This CEA-accredited program builds English language proficiency and academic skills for ministry, community engagement, or continued education.  The IELI provides opportunities for language practice and creative expression by supplementing content-rich classes with outside learning experiences.

Apply today for our unique and effective program!

  • Intensive 8-level program from beginner to advanced
  • Small classes of 5 - 10 students
  • Dedicated instructors with advanced degrees
  • One-on-one tutoring with local volunteers
  • Fun-filled field trips to learn culture
  • All faith traditions welcome

Choose the schedule that works best for you

Full-Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Part-Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enroll in ANY upcoming session

August 17 - October 12, 2023

October 16 - December 15, 2023

January 11 - March 8, 2024

March 18 - May 17, 2024

May 31 - July 12, 2024


To Apply:

       Please note that you will also need to provide the following documents:

  • Complete official application Click for application
  • $25 application fee (non-refundable)
  • A Letter of Recommendation from a professional, such as a current or former teacher, work supervisor, etc. (family members and friends are not acceptable)
  • Copies of high school and/or college transcripts (a copy of the original transcript with an English translation)
  • Copies of immigration documents: visa, passport, I-94, I-20

Tuition and Fees

Tuiton 2022 - 2023 2023 - 2024
Full-time, 8-week term $3,600 $3,700
Part-time, (per contact hour), 8-week term $120 $130
Full-time summer term 6-week term $1,700 $1,750
Part-time summer term (per contact hour), 6-week term $90 $95


Room and Board 2022-2023 2023-2024
On-campus 8-week term $1025 $1050
On-campus 6-week summer term  $825 $850


Administrative Fees (SEVIS, I-20, etc.) $550 Lost Library/ID card replacement $5
Application Fee (non-refundable) $25 Room Deposit $25
Book Purchase (per term) $75 Student Activity Fee (per term) $25
Key Deposit $10 Technology Fee (per term) $25
Late Exam/Testing Fee $10 Transcript Fee (first copy free) $10
Late Registration Fee $10 Lunch Fee (per meal) $10


The Divine Word College Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2022 through August 2027 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further 2 information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400,

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DWC IELI CEA Achievement Scale Interpretation

DWC IELI Curriculum by Level Progression

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Whether you'd like to become a student here or want to support our mission

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