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Studying Intensive English at Chemeketa

Chemeketa Language and Culture Institute provides English instruction for international students who want to:



You can take English classes through our five Intensive English levels. You will be in classes with 18-25 language learners from many different countries. Instructors are experienced teachers with Master’s Degrees.

Graph of Intensive English Levels

When you are in the advanced level, you may take college credit courses along with your English courses. After you successfully complete the advanced level, you can enter the college full-time without a TOEFL or IELTS score.

When you complete the advanced level, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Chemeketa International Programs.

Class content includes conversation, American culture, pronunciation, writing, grammar, reading, vocabulary, academic research, and projects.

Every term lasts 11 weeks. Our Fall term begins in late September, Winter term begins in January and Spring Term begins at the end of March. Summer term lasts 8 weeks and begins around the third week of June.