Intensive English Program

Intensive English Program

AppELS Institute offers four 8-week terms per year. Class sizes are small with personalized attention from university professors. See why AppELS Institute is the best place to start your USA academic studies!

Intensive Language Courses

AppELS Institute’s dynamic curriculum is content-based, which means our courses are specifically preparing you for success in your future university studies. You can improve your English speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation while studying topics like Biology, Anthropology, Economics, Technology, and Business. Sample courses include: English for Literature, English for Humanities, English for STEAM, American Culture, and Current Events.  

AppELS Institute offers four levels of instruction:  Intermediate, High-Intermediate 1, High-Intermediate 2, and Advanced. Before arrival, students will take our online placement test to ensure registration into the right courses. 

Each level includes four core courses in addition to a Writing Lab, a Project Lab, and a Culture and Service course.


Cultural Engagement 

Cultural engagement is integral to the AppELS Institute and Appalachian State University experience. It’s who we are!  

At App, you can:

And much more!


Experiential Learning

At AppELS Institute, your language learning is not limited to a classroom. From the very first day, students engage in hands-on research, project-based work, service-learning, field trips, and community involvement. Experiential learning gives you context in which your skills and knowledge can take off.