Welcome to NAU’s Program in Intensive English
Since 1987, the PIE has been helping international students prepare for success at NAU. Our faculty are leaders in the field of teaching English as a second language, and our program follows the latest research to help students improve their English proficiency and academic preparedness for university study.
The PIE is the ideal program to learn and practice the English language, American culture, and ready yourself for success at a U.S. university. You will make many wonderful memories and lifetime friendships.
All of us at the PIE look forward to helping you meet your academic goals!
PIE English Programs
Spring 2021 16 Week Session January 11 – May 7, 2021
Currently we are planning for in-person courses during the spring semester, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these plans are subject to change.
English Pathway Program
Earn NAU credits toward your degree while working on improving your English. In our pathway program you take a required NAU course needed for graduation. In addition you get the professional support of the Program in Intensive English to empower you to improve your English and support you for success in your course. Upon passing this pathway, you will be able to take your degree courses at NAU.
English Only Programs
The Program in Intensive English also offers multiple levels of English instruction to help students prepare for university studies and meet NAU’s minimum English requirement. Each level of instruction meets of 20 hours per week and includes these courses: Reading & Vocabulary, Grammar and Writing, Listening & Speaking, and English for Specific Purpose courses in the areas of engineering, business, and humanities.
Summer 2021 10 Week Session May 31 – August 3, 2021
Fall 2021 16 Week Session August 23 – December 10, 2021
Spring 2022 16 Week Session January 10 – May 6, 2022
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in applying for any of our programs.
Almost all PIE students are conditionally admitted to Northern Arizona University.
Learn Accordion Open
PIE helps three types of students:
- Degree-seeking students who have not met NAU English language requirements
- Language study (full-time)
- Language support (part-time)
- Non-degree-seeking students who wish to study English as a Second Language
- Groups of students who want a short-term program of study
Teach Accordion Closed
The PIE benefits greatly from our accomplished instructional staff. Our instructional staff consists of three groups: Full-time Instructors and Lecturers, who hold MA degrees in the field of TESL; Graduate Teaching Assistants in NAU’s PhD in Applied Linguistics programs; and part-time faculty.