Frequently Asked Questions


Integrative English Training

  1. Do I need a TOEFL score to apply to IETP?
  2. Can I use the library and the computers on campus?
  3. What about the tutors for the college courses that I will be taking?
  4. Are there tutoring services?
  5. Does the IETP have a dormitory?
  6. I don’t have a car. How do I commute to the work place?
  7. What is the optional internship?
  8. I heard that IETP students will have to take college credit courses. Are they transferable to other colleges and universities?
  9. What is the Integrative English Training Program? How is it different from other ESL programs?

Do I need a TOEFL score to apply to IETP?

No. However, all entering IETP students must have high school transcript or GED or equivalent documents  (translated in English) to take college courses. The program director will advise students to take certain college courses on the basis of their English abilities and interests.

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Can I use the library and the computers on campus?

Yes. The IETP students are considered to be Eastern Maine Community College students and they will have all the privileges that EMCC students have.

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What about the tutors for the college courses that I will be taking?

Eastern Maine Community College has an Academic Support Center and there are tutors available for selective courses.

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Are there tutoring services?

Yes.  The IETP provides private, experienced tutors to all IETP students.  Tutors work with students one-on-one for 2~3 hours a week.  During tutor time students set the agenda.  It is their time to learn more about their interests or to focus on elements of the English language they find particularly challenging.

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Does the IETP have a dormitory?

Yes. Eastern Maine Community College has two dormitory buildings. The IETP students will usually have American roommates. Please apply for housing as soon as possible. Space is limited. Host family is may be available if there is interest in the community. Some students may rent apartments.

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I don’t have a car. How do I commute to the work place?

IETP selects internship organizations very carefully. All the organization is on the BAT bus lines. The BAT bus lines come to the Eastern Maine Community College campus. Upon arrival, IETP students will receive the transportation information.

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What is the optional internship?

IETP believes that internship is integral to learning the language. Students will be working in various business settings at local companies, hospitals, hotels, government offices, and other non-profit organization as interns. It is a non-paid internship but the experience that students will get is priceless. The internship placement will be made by the director of the program based on student’s ability and interest. Some on campus internship is available at various offices for beg. Unlike mere physical labors, this internship focuses more on working in the office environment. Students will serve about 6–10 hours a week.

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I heard that IETP students will have to take college credit courses. Are they transferable to other colleges and universities?

They well may be. Most courses that are 100 level or higher are subject to transfer to other colleges and universities, depending on the college and program to which you are transferring. If you have specific courses that you have in mind to transfer, please consult with the director of the program.

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What is the Integrative English Training Program? How is it different from other ESL programs?

In the Integrative English Training Program students do not spend most of the days with students from other countries. The IETP students will spend about 6~9 hours in the ELL courses a week working on their reading, writing, speaking, and listening. English Fitness Instructors will set goals for you according to your learning style and your ability. The IETP students will take college level classes that may be transferable to other colleges and universities. While in the college classes, student will interact with American students. IETP will try its best not to register more than 3 IETP students in the same class. IETP students may take the optional internship course. Students will work in local business settings and at the college as interns. It is a non-paying job but the experience that the students will get is priceless. Students will learn real-time live English spoken at the workplaces in America. It is very unique in design, delivery, and outcome.

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