The Intensive English Program was established in 1983 for undergraduate and graduate international students who, prior to their higher education studies, need the support of further training in English, the language of instruction. After their English as a Second Languages (ELS) studies, most of the qualified students pursue an academic degree at Catholic University.

In recognition of the challenges facing students working for a degree in a language other than their native tongue, our Program places special emphasis on English for academic purposes.

Consider taking the online course, "Are You Ready" so that you can assess for yourself if you are ready to score satisfactorily when you take a test of English as a foreign language or if you should study in CUA's Intensive English Program. Click here to learn more about our online readiness course: Read more about the Online Course, "Are You Ready?"