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Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP) prepares students for college through accelerated learning with expert instructors in small classes with personalized attention. We exist to help students like you achieve success in learning English, matriculating to college, and achieving your goals!

Bindi's Success Story: From SVIEP to INTERIOR DESIGN MAJOR at Cañada College

Bindi"SVIEP is the best environment to learn English as a second language. I graduated from the SVIEP in 2017. I am pursuing Interior Design degree at Cañada College and planning to transfer to 4-year institution now. The instructors and coordinators are intelligent and welcoming. Back in that time, [I was] delighted and grateful to feel the progress that I made by myself every day. They [SVIEP] have small classes for the students, so you can get a lot of attention out of the classes which I really enjoyed...You won’t regret to study in SVIEP. They’re the best."

Bindi Lee 李思蓉

5 Start Dates. 8-Week Sessions. 4-Level Program.

Fall A (August Start) Fall B (October Start) Spring A (January Start) Spring B (March Start) Summer (June Start)

Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP) provides multiple levels of proficiency, with corresponding courses for each level. Each level is comprised of core classes that cover skill areas such as: Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Grammar. Students who successfully complete SVIEP level 4 are guaranteed admission to San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley.

  • ESL Level 1 – Beginner
  • ESL Level 2 – Low-Intermediate
  • ESL Level 3 – Intermediate
  • ESL Level 4 – Advanced

Range of levels offered is subject to change.

campus view   sviep students in class

sviep students in class   campus view

Cañada College Course List by Level and Program Admission Date

  Fall A
(8 weeks)
Fall B
(8 weeks)
Spring A
(8 weeks)
Spring B
(8 weeks)
Summer
(8 weeks)
  hours/week hours/week hours/week hours/week hours/week
Level 1          
Reading & Listening/Speaking 1 10 10 10 10 10
Writing & Grammar 1 10 10 10 10 10
American Culture 2 2 2 2 2
Level 2          
Reading & Listening/Speaking 2 10 10 10 10 10
Writing & Grammar 2 10 10 10 10 10
American Culture 2 2 2 2 2
Level 3          
Reading & Listening/Speaking 3 10 10 10 10 10
Writing & Grammar 3 10 10 10 10 10
American Culture 2 2 2 2 2
Level 4          
Reading & Listening/Speaking 4 10 10 10 10 10
Writing & Grammar 4 10 10 10 10 10
American Culture 2 2 2 2 2

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