The Intensive English Program (IEP) is an ESL academic program for undergraduate and graduate students who need to increase their English language proficiency before or after admission to a degree-granting program at The Catholic University of America.

  • Dr. Anca Nemoianu Director, Intensive English Program 

    Founder, in 1983, of Catholic University's Intensive English Program, Dr. Anca Nemoianu has overseen its expansion and development ever since, having trained over the years thousands of ESL students-undergraduates and graduates, lay and religious-- from all over the world. A linguist by training, with a doctoral degree from the University of California Berkeley, and expertise in first and second language acquisition and development, Dr. Nemoianu is the author of numerous scholarly and pedagogical publications and presentations, in the U.S. and abroad, ranging from child language acquisition, pragmatics and lexical development, to reading and writing in diverse settings and ESL curricular development. She has taught graduate and undergraduate linguistics courses, Japanese literature and film, as well as writing to native and non-native English speakers, in traditional and adult education.