Learn the English Language
The Program in Intensive English (PIE ) is a full-time program for non-native English speakers, with a focus on improving the English proficiency and academic preparedness of international students.
Our program increases academic English skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. International students who complete this program are prepared to begin taking university classes.
Almost all PIE students are conditionally admitted to Northern Arizona University.
If you are a teacher or researcher, PIE can connect you to educational and observational opportunities that further the understanding of applied linguistics.
PIE helps three types of students:
students who have not met NAU
English language requirements
students who wish to study English as a Second Language
- Groups of students who want a short-term program of study
Our instructional staff consists of two groups:
Lecturers and Instructors
- Full-time faculty members with MA degrees in the field of TESL
Graduate Teaching Assistants
students with MA-TESL degrees
If you are interested in exploring second language teaching
and learning, we have plenty of opportunities for you within PIE.