Due to the concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the IELP office is operating remotely. We are still performing all essential functions, and we can work with you via phone, Zoom, Google hangouts, or email.

Our regular business hours have changed. We are now open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

We are still available to help and support you!

If you want to talk to an IELP staff member or academic adviser, please refer to the list of people to schedule a remote meeting. 

Contact list

Admissions, Pre-arrival

Admissions team
Book a remote appointment with one of our admissions team

Linnea Spitzer Book a remote appointment online
Monika Mulder Book a remote appointment online

We are accepting applications for summer term! Apply now

IELP Advising

Video or phone meetings, email
Kristi Kang (Advising Levels PEP-3), book a remote appointment  

Michele Miller (Advising Levels 4-5), book a remote appointment

IELP Main Office

IELP Main Office, book a remote appointment online,

IELP Learning Center

Google Hangouts, Zoom, email
Monika Mulder (Interim Learning Center Manager),

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is a fully integrated department of Portland State University (PSU).

The IELP is here to help you improve your English for: 

  • enrolling in a degree program at an American university
  • for personal growth
  • or for professional reasons

IELP students benefit from access to all of the extracurricular activities, services, and resources available to PSU university students. For example, IELP students can:

  • join student clubs
  • live in a residence hall
  • use the library, computer labs, and recreation center

Additionally, students who successfully complete the Pathway Program fulfill PSU’s language proficiency requirement for undergraduate admission. 

Explore the IELP website and learn more about the IELP programs offered, additional support services, our exceptional faculty, and our friendly and dedicated staff. 

IELP Student Testimonial

Abdullah Alamri, Social Work
Saudi Arabia

"...You can go anywhere here in using public transportation. Also people here are so so friendly." 

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