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Intensive English Program

  • Degree options at SPC

    Our Intensive English Program can be your first step towards earning a college degree. Once you have completed our program you can begin to work towards an associate degree and then a bachelor's degree at St. Petersburg College. 

    Click Here to view SPC degree options for International Students.

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    Transfer options

    Interested in transferring to a Florida university? Learn more about SPC’s guaranteed transfer options with Florida’s 2 + 2 system.

    Contact us for more information. 

  • Classes are held Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 30 minutes lunch break. Students take four classes a day: reading, writing, grammar, and speaking/listening. Optional homework help times are offered in the afternoons from 2:15-3:15 p.m. 

    Classes are offered at these levels:

    • Elementary
    • Pre-Intermediate
    • Intermediate
    • Upper Intermediate
    • Advanced
    Class Schedule
    Class 1 8:30 am - 9:40 am
    Class 2 9:50 am - 11:00 am
    Lunch 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    Class 3 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
    Class 4 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Students learning English in a Florida classroom

    About the Intensive English Program

    • 22 instructional hours of face to face class time each week with real-world language opportunities
    • Caring, qualified teachers
    • Elementary through Advanced levels
    • Small class sizes with no more than 15 students
    • Small class sizes provide individual attention for students
    • Focus on reading, writing, grammar, listening and speaking
    • State-of –the art classrooms and computer labs with free Wi-Fi  
    • Extra practice through Learning Enhancement Center, Writing Lab and Reading Lab
    Orlando, Florida theme parks are just about an hour away from the International Language Institute

    Enjoy the beaches, theme parks and Florida culture

    Extra benefits

    Extra Benefits

    • Cultural opportunities and enrichment experiences enhance learning
    • Extra practice sessions in writing and reading
    • Group learning activities
    • No International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) required.
  • Upcoming Classes

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    Contact Us

    Call: +1 727-341-4445 to speak with an Intensive English Program specialist

    E-mail: IntensiveEnglish@spcollege.edu

    Fax: 727-538-7228

    Mailing address 
    St. Petersburg College
    Intensive English Program - EpiCenter
    P.O. Box 13489
    St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489 


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  • Start Dates* Number of Weeks Cost
    Spring Term 2020      
    Jan. 13, 2020 - April 23, 2020 14 weeks $4,458.64
    Mar. 2, 2020 - April 23, 2020* 7 weeks $2,229.32
    *late start for new or transfer students only     
    New Student Orientation: Jan.8, 2020: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.    
    Summer Term 2020     
    May 4, 2020 - Aug. 6, 2020 14 weeks $4,458.64
    June 22, 2020 - Aug. 6, 2020* 7 weeks $2,229.32
    *late start for new or transfer students only     
    New Student Orientation: Apr. 29 & June 17, 2020: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.    
    Fall Term 2019      
    Aug. 26, 2019 - Dec. 5, 2019 14 weeks $4,458.64
    Oct. 14, 2019 - Dec. 5, 2019* 7 weeks $2,229.32
    *late start for new or transfer students only     
    New Student Orientation: Aug. 29 & June 17, 2020: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.    

    *Dates subject to change.

  • F1 Visa Students: How to Apply

    If you are not a U.S. Citizen and you want to study in the U.S., please follow these steps.

    1. Complete the application and wait for confirmation from International Admissions
    2. Pay the non-refundable fee of $140 by credit card or mail
    3. Review financial requirements 
    4. OPTIONAL:  Have your high school and/or college transcripts evaluated 

    No TOEFL or IELTS scores required. Click here for more information.

    More information for International Students is available on the Center for International Programs website.

    Have questions?

    Call +1 727-341-4445 to speak with an Intensive English Program specialist or view frequently asked questions.
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