The International Gateway Program offered by the English Language Center at Drexel University integrates Intensive English Program courses, sheltered International Gateway courses, and university credit courses. The Intensive English Program courses offers eight proficiency levels.
The International Gateway courses offer a single level of proficiency. The International Gateway curriculum enables students to complete one Intensive English Program level during the fall and winter quarters and the Gateway courses during the spring and summer quarters. Each quarter includes ten weeks of instruction.
Successful completion and promotion in the Intensive English Program depend on proficiency, as determined by ongoing and end-of-term evaluations. Students must receive a minimum score of 75% in the three Intensive English Program courses to advance to the next level of Intensive English Program courses. Successful completion of the Gateway courses requires a minimum score of 75%.
How To Review Your Level
We encourage you to review the Intensive English Program level descriptions and achievement scales for Listening/Speaking, Writing/Grammar, and Reading/Vocabulary for your specific level.
Below is an example of how to review this information.
International Gateway Program courses are considered college preparation courses. Students in these courses learn the English of specific disciplines and the academic and social communication skills they need to succeed in a university environment.