Intermediate IEP Courses

Reading (3 contact hours per week.)

This course will build strategies for developing reading speed and comprehension, while developing the students' vocabulary.

Communicative Grammar (3 hrs.)
This course will emphasize using structure correctly in oral and written communication.

Listening & Speaking (4 hrs.)
This course will use a pragmatic approach to build listening and speaking skills, utilizing various types of everyday communication.

Writing (3 hrs.)
This course will develop writing skills as used in everyday communication.

Pronunciation (3 hours)
This course will focus on improving pronunciation of American English.

Vocabulary (2 hrs.)
This course will help students to build their vocabulary and to become familiar with American idioms.

TOEFL Preparation (3 hrs.)
This course will prepare students for taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) which is required at many U.S. institutions in order to take academic programs. It will use exercises and practice tests, and will focus on developing the students' test-taking skills.

Study Skills (1 hr.)
This course will help students to develop the study skills necessary to succeed in academic courses.

This program is designed with the flexibility to move students from one level to another should it be determined that is in their best interest

University News
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.