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International Language and Education Center

Welcome to SUNY Oswego's International Language & Education Center (ILEC).   Housed in the Division of Extended Learning, ILEC offers several programs that help speakers of other languages to increase their English proficiency. Learn more about our programs below and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.  SUNY Oswego offers a year-round Intensive English Program (IEP) and a Summer Intensive English Program (SIEP).

Intensive English classroom


Intensive English Program

If you are an international student seeking to improve your English skills so you can be admitted to SUNY Oswego or if you simply wish to improve your English language proficiency we invite you to apply to become part of our community.

summer intensive English program bus trip


Summer Intensive English Program

SUNY Oswego's 3 and 6-week SEIP programs have a history of success and will help you develop the skills, fluency, and confidence you need to communicate effectively in English.



English for Academic Purposes & US Culture

The English for Academic Purposes program is for undergraduate and graduate students as well as exchange students hoping to improve and develop their academic English skills. Each three-credit course counts as an Arts and Science elective towards graduation in most undergraduate majors.

U.S. Culture for International Students is a one-credit course designed to help ease the transition to a new academic and social environment.


Division of Extended Learning

337 Sheldon Hall
Oswego, NY 13126


Phone: 315-312-2270
Email: [email protected]


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.