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Intensive English Programme


Curriculum and Resources

Course Content

Summary >>

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Typical weekly schedule


Class Timetable







8.30am – 9.30am



9.30am – 9.40am


9.40am- 11am




11.20am – 1.00pm



Instructional Methods

Both inductive and deductive techniques are applied in the IEP classroom. 
The teacher's role is that of a facilitator and it is expected that students take charge of their learning. 
That is, students are expected to use their own creativity, asking questions to seek explanation,
encouraging discussion, as well as speaking to English speakers outside of the class time
in order to capitalize on the learning process. Some course features are:

  • News-based lessons
  • Task-based lessons
  • Discussions; Debates
  • Multi-media and computer based lessons
  • Using English in the real world, e.g. shopping, eating out, travel or making conversation
  • Project work; Skits; Role-play



In class

  • The text required for this course is the 'New Headway (Student's Book)' and accompanying workbook. 
    These can be purchased from the University Book Centre.
  • Material will be acquired from the abovementioned text as well as from other sources to ensure that the syllabus is covered. 
    Students are to complete grammar exercises in their workbooks and check these against the answer key.
  • Purchasing an English or bilingual dictionary is recommended.
  • Supplementary material for skills classes will be provided by the tutor(s) in the form of hand-outs.


Main Library

It is recommended that students make ample use of the University Main library, located at Laucala Campus, Suva. 
Daily newspapers are available for your use. 
Borrowing textbooks and fiction books in English related to students' particular interests or professional fields is encouraged.


FALE E-Learning Centre and Smart Classroom

This centre offers web-based facilities and resources for your use.





Other ways to learn English:

  • Read as much English as you can:
    There are at least two English newspapers available in Fiji.
    You can read one of them in the library every day. 
    The library also has a wide range of reading materials you can choose from.
  • Listen to as much English as you can:
    There are 3 TV stations showing English programs all day.
    And the BBC and National Geographic are also available on SKY TV.
    There are six or more English radio stations. Most students listen to FM96. The BBC is 88.2FM. 
    You can also tune into our very own USP's Radio Pasifik on 89.4FM.
  • Write as much English as you can:
    It is a good idea for all students to keep a journal, which you write in every day.
    Your teacher can mark it once a week.
  • Speak English as often as you can:
    Make friends with students who don't speak the same language as you.
    Practise speaking English all the time at USP. 
    Don't worry; you can't forget your own language.
    Remember nearly everyone in Fiji is speaking English as second languages so don't be afraid to speak out.

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Intensive English Programme,
School of Language Arts and Media

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The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji,
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