Join the Intensive English Language Program_ IELP at ISHCMC.

IELP at ISHCMC is more than just a language program; it is a program designed to prepare students ages 12 to 14 to succeed in both language and academy, at school and beyond.

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Intensive English Language Program at ISHCMC

Every child should have an equal chance to learn and thrive in the ISHCMC culture of care. This Empathy philosophy serves as the foundation for our new and innovative Intensive English Language Programme (IELP).

Studying IELP at ISHCMC also qualifies as studying an academic program. Students will learn to fully engage with an IB-style curriculum covering Math, Science, Language Acquisition, and Humanities through an intensive 20-week or 40-week program, while improving their fundamental English skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.


Who should take IELP?

Any prospective student aged 12 to 14 who wishes to study at an international school in Ho Chi Minh City and demands incentives to improve their English level for academic purposes.

A Snapshot of IELP Curriculum

Qualified as an academic program

Personalised education plans

IB-style education model

Inquiry-based learning

Innovative language acquisition teaching methods

6 hours per day, 5 days a week

Why is IELP worth taking?

Its goal is to help students with limited English skills succeed in academic life at the International School of HCMC and beyond

The IELP curriculum uses the same framework as the mainstream International School of HCMC Middle Years Program (MYP), with an Emphasis on English Proficiency

While instruction is modified to meet the needs of students at varying stages of English language acquisition, the content of each lesson remains at the same high standard found in mainstream classes.


This program structure, as well as the quality instruction provided by our teachers in a welcoming environment, are all designed to assist students in reaching their goals.

Students receive daily individualized feedback in the form of classroom projects, homework, quizzes, and tests in order to accurately monitor progress. A variety of online tools are also utilized, designed to effectively track improvements in the key skills of English reading, writing, listening, and speaking.


Engagement With The Wider International School Ho Chi Minh City Community

We understand that many students who are not native English speakers may find it difficult to study in an international school with an entirely English curriculum. Some students can find it daunting for a low-level English student to adapt to school life communicating with teachers and classmates who are from other nationalities

Most importantly, every student is given the opportunity to engage with the broader  International School Ho Chi Minh City community. This includes involvement in co-curricular activities (CCAs), drama productions, music and athletics as part of the program requirement.



Example Timetable


How to apply for IELP at ISHCMC?

Simply fill out the form with your information, and our professional admissions team will contact you with further instructions.

Meet our learners and get a sneak peak at what life will be like at ISHCMC

Your child's future starts with ISHCMC

There are limited places available across all grade levels for children who meet our international school's English requirements. Connect with our Admissions team today to secure a place.

Our Location

The Primary School

28 Vo Truong Toan Street, An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City (District 2), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

+84 (28) 3898 9100

Secondary School Location

01 Xuan Thuy Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City (District 2), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

+84 (28) 3898 9100

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