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Intensive English Language Program


2022 Session Dates

  • Winter Session: 1/03/22 - 1/28/22
  • Spring Session 1: 2/07/22 - 4/01/22
  • Spring Session 2: 4/11/22 - 6/03/22


Classes for 2022

  • Reading & Vocabulary
  • Grammar & Writing
  • Listening & Speaking
  • Pronunciation
  • Lab

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Class Location: Hasley Hall 235

Weekly Class Schedule for 2022

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:30 AM- 12:00 PM Reading & Vocabulary Grammar & Writing Reading & Vocabulary Grammar & Writing
12:00 PM- 1:00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch  Lunch
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM Pronunciation Listening & Speaking Lab Listening & Speaking

Times are set in PST.

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.


2022 Tuition, Fees, and Living Expenses - Expected Costs

All classes are on-campus. 

One Year: $25,000

Tuition and fees for each 8 week IELP class: $2,340

Tuition and Fees for One Year: $9,360

Books and Supply Fees for One Year: $1,240

Living Expenses for One Year: $14,400


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​.

Or join us online:
Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00
Friday 12:00 - 14:00

Zoom ID: 661 362 3580


Our Teachers!


Katie Simpson

Katie Simpson

Katie Simpson has been an ESL instructor for the past nine years. She received her Bachelor's degree in French from UCLA, during which time she studied abroad in Paris, France at L’Université de la Sorbonne. While living in Paris, she taught English at a French elementary school where she cultivated her love for teaching English. After graduating from UCLA, she and her husband moved to Las Vegas where she received her Master's of Education in English Language Learning from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, she taught ESL at the College of Southern Nevada and was the site director and head teacher at a private English language school called the International Academy of English. After moving back to Los Angeles, she taught ESL at UCLA Extension while working in the International Services and Programs Department at College of the Canyons. While working in ISP at College of the Canyons, she developed a Study Abroad Pathway Course for Chinese EFL students studying at College of the Canyons in the future. She then moved to Anqing, China for the 2015-2016 school year to launch and teach this innovative pathway course. She moved back to Los Angeles in 2016 where she began teaching ESL at Glendale Community College and continued teaching ESL at COC. She currently lives in Santa Clarita with her husband and three-year-old son and teaches ESL at College of the Canyons in the ESL Department and in the Intensive English Language Program. She is honored to have the opportunity to teach at College of the Canyons and be part of ISP.

Ernesto RamirezErnesto Ramirez

My name is Ernesto Ramirez. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, to Mexican immigrants who never had the opportunity to attend school a day in their lives. My bi-lingual and bi-cultural upbringing in the southland deeply influenced my aspiration to become a professor at a public institution of higher learning – a feat that I am still working to attain. I have taught numerous courses at different institutions of higher education in the United States. Formally speaking, I began teaching at College of the Canyons (COC) when I assumed a lead English and Philosophy subject writing tutor position from 2012-2014. I taught at California State University Northridge (CSUN) as an Instructional Student Assistant (ISA) for Political Science faculty from 2013-2014. At the graduate level, I served as an instructor in various capacities for the University of Florida (UF) where I am currently a PhD candidate in the discipline of Political Theory (2015-2021). I served, for example, as a Research and Teaching Assistant for the African American Studies department at UF from 2015-2018. In 2019, I taught multiple sections of an undergraduate course entitled What is the Good Life? for the College of Humanities at UF. In the Spring of 2020, I developed my own syllabus and taught my own course in accordance with my research interests which reside at the intersections of Ethnic Studies and the Political Theory of Empire. In addition to my in-person teaching experience, I am also certified to teach online and have carried out several English proficiency lectures and modules to students from various universities throughout China and Japan. I thus have broad experience writing my own lectures, teaching my own courses, and working with students of differing levels of academic preparation from various places all over the world. As demonstrated by my personal and professional experience, my teaching pedagogy remains grounded in forms of intercultural and global competence which orient my approach to and interaction with students from different cultures and backgrounds trying to learn a new language.

, 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.





IELP College Assistants



Sana Alkhouli


Cameron Cruz


Nova Mandel


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