Intensive English Programme (IEP)

Intensive English Programme (IEP)


Duration: 1 year (3 Levels)

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The mission of the Intensive English Programme (IEP) is to serve learners of English by offering courses designed to support development of English language skills for academic studies (undergraduate and post-graduate programmes) at Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL).

This programme constitutes 3 levels from beginning to advanced and these levels provide sufficient language support in listening, speaking, reading, writing and vocabulary enrichment.

Currently, this programme holds 3 intakes in a year:
March (10 weeks), June (14 weeks) and September/October (14 weeks).

English Placement Test

Students who wish to enroll for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in IUKL are required to fulfill the language requirements set by the university. Those who do not meet the minimal requirements will have to sit for an English Placement Test (EPT).

Students will be streamed according to their level of proficiency:

Score Level
60 - 100 Level 3
40 – 59 Level 2
0 – 39 Level 1

Our programme is successful for the following reasons:

  • Small class sizes allow students many opportunities to participate in meaningful class activities and create a comfortable class environment
  • Skills-based curriculum integrates reading and writing, listening and speaking into one complete programme of study
  • Classes vary by level, focusing on the needs of language learners of varying proficiency levels
  • IEP is highly dedicated and personally committed to students' success in English

Teaching Personnel and Books

This programme is taught by professionally qualified language lecturers with passion to assist the students to master the language. The textbooks used in this programme are specially designed for ELT and carefully selected to meet IUKL students' needs.



The Intensive English Programme (IEP) in Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL) consists of 3 levels aimed to improve the language proficiency of its students. The programme is structured to strengthen the language skills of the students: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.

Currently, this programme holds 3 intakes in a year namely March (10 weeks), June (14 weeks) and November (14 weeks). Each level focuses on:

Level 1

Listening & Speaking
Discerning main ideas, Understanding sequences, Noticing specific details, Sound Discrimination, Picture Matching, Using correct pronunciation, Attempting correct stress and intonation, Questioning, Speaking coherently, Consonants, vowels and diphthongs, Contractions (it's, won't)
Reading & Writing
Skimming and scanning, Looking for supporting details, Observing the mechanics of writing (spelling, punctuation), Writing grammatically correct sentences in response to pictorial stimuli
Grammar & Vocabulary
Content words, Functional words, Verbs and verb forms, Prepositions, Nouns and pronouns, Articles and determiners, Questions with tags and responses

Level 2

Listening & Speaking
Inferring, Comparing, Predicting, Completing tasks, Using correct pronunciation, Paraphrasing, Supporting and clarifying, Interacting in a group, Sentence stress and intonation, Pluralisation (-s/es/ies, men, children)
Reading & Writing
Comparing, Clarifying, Using contextual clues, Determining relevance, Understanding and using study skills, Practising dictionary skills, Transferring information from linear to non-linear forms and vice versa, Writing sentences in correct sequence to form paragraphs, Writing different types of sentences, Writing paragraphs, Using spelling and grammar checker in word processor
Grammar & Vocabulary
Accuracy practice, Understanding of words through contextual and grammar clues, Content words, Functional words, Tenses, Future and perfect aspect, Adverbs, Adjectives and intensifiers, Conjunctions and connectors, Positive and negative sentences, Positive and negative questions, WH questions and responses, Concordance

Level 3

Listening & Speaking
Classifying, Note- taking, Understanding varieties of English (e.g. British / American), Summarizing, Oral Presentations  Sentence stress and intonation, Sentence stress in questions
Reading & Writing
Inferring, Summarizing, Note-taking, Differentiating between fact and opinion, Using critical and creative thinking skills, Writing sentences in correct sequence to form paragraphs, Understanding unity (topic sentence and supporting details), Developing coherence and cohesion, Writing summaries, Writing essays, Writing full texts on specific topics
Grammar & Vocabulary
Use of specialist dictionaries and the thesaurus, Accuracy practice, Understanding of words through contextual and grammar clues, Exposure to synonyms, antonyms and words generally confused in English, Content words, Functional words, Gerunds, Infinitives, Phrases, clauses and sentences, WH questions and responses, Idiomatic expressions

Resource - Based Activities

  • Newspaper in Education
  • Video-based Learning
  • Computer-aided Language Learning


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