The Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP) is an exciting program of study for students seeking high-quality English language preparation for college. Students who successfully complete SVIEP Level 4 are guaranteed admission into the San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley (Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College).

Quyen's Success Story: From SVIEP to ACCOUNTING MAJOR at Skyline College

Quyen"As an international student, I have been challenged to learn English as my second language. SVIEP is the best English program that is a jumping-off [point] on my education path in the US. SVIEP helped me to pursue and reach my goals. My preparation in SVIEP helped me feel confident and made everything easy for me when I transferred to the academic program to pursue my Accounting degree. I had a great experience in SVIEP with all the support from my instructors and friends. It was a valuable time in my education path."

Quyen Nguyen

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Program Features

Here are a few reasons why we've been so successful in helping students achieve their goals through SVIEP. 

  • TOEFL / IELTS scores are NOT required for admission
  • Guaranteed college admission after completing Level 4
  • 5 admission dates per year with option for 8 weeks, 16 weeks, 24 weeks, or 32 weeks
  • 22 hours of instruction per week in Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and American Culture
  • Small classes with personal attention from experienced instructors with Master’s in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and related fields
  • Homestay options for a rich cultural experience
  • Preparation for transition to college, access to health center, library and student support services, student clubs, cross-cultural activities, visits to local universities
  • After SVIEP, complete transfer requirements at one of our 3 colleges to take advantage of outstanding transfer opportunities to UCs, CSUs, and more

SVIEP serves F-1 international students as well as local community residents, Au Pairs, and expatriate professionals and their spouses. We provide relevant and effective English language instruction and American cultural enrichment for academic, professional and personal purposes. Contact us about part-time classes and pricing for local (non F-1) students.

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