IEP Communication & Culture Track

The Communication & Culture Track of the UW Intensive English Program (IEP) is intended for students who want to improve their English language fluency and learn about American culture. In addition to taking classes at the UW Seattle campus and/or at the university’s downtown location, you will take a variety of field trips to local cultural attractions.

Note: The Communication & Culture Track will not be offered during Spring 2019 and Summer 2019.

Program Features

  • Knowledgeable, experienced instructors with advanced degrees
  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips to practice and study English at Seattle locations such as Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum and the King County Courthouse

Program Structure

Students in the Communication & Culture track begin their studies in one of five levels: General English Levels 1, 2 or 3 or English Language & Culture, high intermediate or advanced. Students are given a placement test at the beginning of the program to determine their correct level.

General English Levels 1 and 2 and the English Language & Culture courses meet at the UW downtown Seattle location; Level 3 classes are held on the main UW Seattle campus.

Students in English Language & Culture courses will spend most of their class time with the same teacher working on all language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – in one integrated class. In addition to this core course, students will take a separate course on grammar and pronunciation. Classes are organized around topics, so students can work on their English while learning about different topics in American culture.

Completion of the Communication & Culture Track requires completing the advanced course in English Language & Culture.


General English Level 1

General English Level 2

General English Level 3

English Language & Culture


We are happy to answer any questions you may have about IEP's Communication & Culture Track.