PSU Pathway Program Courses

6 Month Pathway Class Schedule: Term 1
Courses Credits
Understanding Academic Lectures 4
Guided Research Writing 4
Grammar & Editing for Academic Writing 4
Advanced Academic Reading 4
American Culture & Academic Life 4
Pathway Seminar 2

 

6 Month Pathway Class Schedule: Term 2
Courses Credits
Discussion Skills/Public Speaking 4
Independent Research Writing 4
PSU class 4
PSU class (optional) 2-4
Pathway Seminar 2

 


9 Month Pathway Class Schedule: Term 1
Courses Credits
Understanding Academic Lectures 4
Guided Research Writing 4
Advanced English Grammar 4
Academic Reading and Vocabulary 4
American Culture & Academic Life 4
Pathway Seminar 2

 

9 Month Pathway Class Schedule: Term 2
Courses Credits
Grammar and Editing 4
Independent Research Writing 4
PSU class 4
PSU class (optional) 2-4
Pathway Seminar 2
9 Month Pathway Class Schedule: Term 3
Courses Credits
Discussion Skills/Public Speaking 4
Advanced Academic Reading & Writing 4
PSU class 4
PSU class (optional) 2-4
Pathway Seminar 2

IELP Proficiency Comparison Table

The table below gives a general idea of learners’ language proficiency at the end of an IELP level.

IELP Proficiency Comparison Table

PSU IELP Level

IELTS

TOEFL iBT

TOEIC
Listening and Reading

Common European Framework (CERF)

Pre-Entry Program

 

 

120

A1+

1

 

 

225

A2+

2

4

31

385

A2+/mid-B1

3

5

42

550

B1+

4

5.5

58

665

mid-B2

5

6

71

785

B2+

Graduate

6.5 - 7

80-90

865

B2+/mid-C1

Disclaimer: This table is not a placement tool. It is also not related to grades in IELP courses. These comparisons are approximations only. This table is intended as a reference and is not meant to provide exact equivalencies. The scores and levels in the table reflect scores for learners exiting the corresponding IELP level.

IELP Proficiency Descriptors
These descriptors express a student’s general language abilities at the end of an IELP level.

CEFR level information:

‘mid’ = proficiency in the middle range of the CEFR level
‘+’ = the upper range of the CEFR level