Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

All 2019/2020 classes will be on Valencia Campus in Student Support Center (SSC) Room 118.  Valencia Campus Map

2020 Session Dates

  • Winter - 1/6/2020 - 2/7/2020 (5 weeks)
  • Spring 1 - 2/10/2020 - 4/3/2020
  • Spring 2 - 4/13/2020 - 6/5/2020
  • Summer - 6/15/2020 - 8/7/2020
  • Fall 1 - 8/24/2020 - 10/16/2020
  • Fall 2 - 10/19/2020 - 12/11/2020 

Weekly Class Schedule for Summer 2020

Time  Monday Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
12:00 PM- 3:00 PM  Assignments on Canvas

Assignments on Canvas

Assignments on Canvas Assignments on Canvas No Class

4:30 PM- 7:00 PM Zoom Synchronous Meeting, Listening and Speaking with Kate Simpson Zoom Synchronous Meeting, Listening and Speaking with Kate Simpson  

Zoom Synchronous Meeting, Reading and Vocabulary with Amy Uy
(Class ends at 6:30 PM)

Zoom Synchronous Meeting, Writing and Grammar with Anna Glapa-Grossklag
(Class ends at 6:30 PM)

IELP students are required to attend 20 hours of instruction time per week.
Students will need access to a desktop or laptop with an internet connection, video capacity, and standard student software.
Class times are subject to change. Changes will be announced on the ISP website and the class syllabus.

College of the Canyons’ Intensive English Language Program (COC IELP) is intended for English learners whose ultimate goal is to enter a college level course of study for a certificate program, an associate degree, and/or a transfer program to a 4-year university. The curriculum is intentionally designed in such that it addresses academic topics that would prepare students, upon completion of the IELP program, to succeed in entry-level college classes. To that end, English learners are expected to engage in full-time study of 20 hours of instruction a week, for a minimum of 3 sessions for 8 weeks per session. In other words, at a minimum, English learners who wish to attend COC’s IELP program on a student visa (F-1) need to have financial documents that show sufficient funds for 6 months of full-time study at COC, including tuition and all applicable fees. The maximum length of I-20 issued for IELP will be one year.

English learners on B1/B2 visa who wish to attend ESL classes for occasional and personal development purposes, without applicable college credit or hours, can engage in short-term, fee-based sessions.

2019/2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Expenses Estimate


One Year: $25,676

Tuition and Fees for One Year: $10,076

Books and Supply Fees for One Year: $1,200

Living Expenses for One Year: $14,400

Tuition and Fees for Spring 2020: $1,832 per session


How to Apply

Please email or call the ISP office for more information on short-term, English learning, and U.S. culture immersion programs: +1 661-362-3580 or​.

 Our Teachers!


Amy Uy

Amy Uy

Amy Uy has been working with international students for over ten years. She has her undergraduate degrees from California State University, Northridge in Communication Studies as well as Linguistics with a minor in English as a Second Language. Amy obtained her Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Mount St. Marys College and is also an adjunct Academic Counselor at ISP.

Ruth Wilson

Ruth Wilson

Hi, I’m Ruth Wilson! I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and I am passionate about helping second language learners. My favorite thing about teaching ESL is seeing my students progress and gain confidence in themselves. When I’m not teaching, I love going to concerts, cooking, and spending time with friends and fam!

Byron Campbell

Byron Campbell

Byron Campbell holds degrees in English and Writing. He has spent the past eight years in the publishing and education industries, helping writers and students from all over the world improve the quality of their writing. He has also served as the Education Manager at Huntington Learning Center in Valencia, preparing students to meet the demands of elementary, high school, college, and beyond.


, Anna Glapa-Grossklag

Anna Glapa-Grossklag

I have taught at College of the Canyons since 2000. I earned my first MA in German literature and language, and my second MA in Linguistics and teaching English as a Second Language. My experience in teaching, interpreting, and translating includes three languages. When I don’t teach, I spend time with my husband and two teenage sons. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies.


Julie Au

I received my bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Studies from The Master’s University. I then went on to pursue a masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California (USC).  My years of experiences include working with students from elementary to graduate school level.  I love working with students from diverse cultural backgrounds, and I respect and appreciate the differences and uniqueness that each individual brings into the classroom.


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