Intensive English Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is to prepare students for university study in English by assisting students:

  • to improve English proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking skills
  • to interact with English speakers in everyday and professional situations
  • to gain an awareness of the culture of American university life.

The IEP also provides language instruction to students whose goal is to improve their English for other professional or personal endeavors.

Additionally, the IEP is committed to maintaining a professional teaching and administrative staff and to following ethical standards in all areas of the profession. The IEP is also dedicated to establishing supportive teacher-student relationships, to fostering an atmosphere of openness among cultures, and to collaborating with the UWM community to better serve international students.