We are accepting applications for fall term!

Our classes will be in person fall term.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Portland State campus!  If you would like to study with us, but are not able to come to Portland this fall, please contact us.  We can discuss alternative study options with you.  

Please find information about Portland State's planning for COVID here. 

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We are currently offering services remotely via email, phone, virtual drop-ins and appointments.

IELP Main Office

IELP Main Office, book a remote appointment online, esl@pdx.edu

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 now! Apply now


IELP Advising

Video or phone meetings, email
Kristi Kang (Advising Levels PEP-3), book a remote appointment onlinekkang@pdx.edu  

Michele Miller (Advising Levels 4-5), book a remote appointment onlinemillerm@pdx.edu


IELP Learning Center

Google Hangouts, Zoom, email
Monika Mulder (Interim Learning Center Manager), monikam@pdx.edu

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 Portland...by using public transportation. Also people here are so so friendly." 

Instagram @ielp_psu