Since 1965 the Texas Intensive English Program (TIEP) has provided the highest quality English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction to individuals whose native language is not English (Mission Statement). TIEP has helped more than 30,000 students and professionals from 127 countries to achieve their goals. The program accepts individuals who are 17 years of age or older (except for customized group programs). TOEFL is not required for admission.
TIEP is authorized under Federal law to issue Form I-20 to nonimmigrant students.
Accreditation and Professional Memberships TIEP, strongly committed to excellence, is one of the most highly credentialed English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in the United States.
- TIEP has been accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) since 2000.
- TIEP has been a member in good standing of EnglishUSA (American Association of Intensive English Programs - AAIEP) since 1989.
TIEP offers three full-time programs of intensive English study year-round, as well as custom-designed programs for groups and individuals. TIEP also offers afternoon elective classes and an Evening Program for individuals who live and work in the Austin area.
University ExpressSM , a unique concept in educational excellence, is a comprehensive, accelerated, and individualized university-preparation program which includes intensive English study at TIEP.
TIEP is a nonprofit educational organization and is a division of the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC). TIEC assists educators and students worldwide to strengthen instructional programs, build effective management and administrative structures, and develop a foundation for active, life-long learning. Founded in 1985 this independent, self-funded, non-profit corporation delivers a full range of services by utilizing the extensive resource base of 32 public universities in the State of Texas along with other institutions in the United States. TIEC's activities are governed by the presidents of its affiliated universities who serve as the Board of Directors.
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