Boost your English skills in 20 weeks. Join IELP (Grade 6-7) today!

IELP equips students with strong English-language skills and cultural competence, providing them with a foundation for academic and professional success.

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Intensive English Language Program at ISHCMC

At the International School of Ho Chi Minh City we proudly embrace diversity, and imagine a world where every child has an equal chance to learn and thrive. This thinking underpins our new innovative Intensive English Language Programme (Grade 6-7).

What is IELP?

A unique program for students with limited academic English, IELP prepares highly motivated students for the rigours of scholastic life at ISHCMC and beyond.

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How long is this program?

Through an intensive 20-week or 40-week program students will learn to fully engage with an IB-style curriculum covering Maths, Science, Language Acquisition, and Humanities, etc.

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Who should take IELP?

Any prospective student from Grade 6-7 who wishes to study at an international school in Ho Chi Minh City and demands incentives to improve their English level for academic purposes.

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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

The importance of IELP

An Emphasis On English Proficiency

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.


A Holistic Approach For Individual Success

Students receive daily individualized feedback by our teachers 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 IS HCMC Community

Every student joining in the program is given the opportunity to engage with the broader International School of 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


We have been leading the way for over 30 years as the first International School in HCMC

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for children aged 3-12

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16.

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.

Top Common Questions & Answers

What is the outstanding feature of IELP?

One of the many unique and outstanding features of the IELP is an emphasis on creating connections. Students are encouraged to engage with students and teachers from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. A number of opportunities are provided for students to work on projects in varying groups, classes and contexts, both within and outside the IELP learning hub.

How to apply for IELP at IS HCMC?

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

What are our IELP teachers?

No other program offers the range of content-rich courses, helping students eager to make the most of their formative education realise their scholarly and linguistic potential. Our highly skilled IELP faculty are at the forefront of English language acquisition pedagogy.

ISHCMC is a big part of my social life. The school door is always open, that’s the feeling ISHCMC gives you. You can talk with the school principal anytime, or even the Head of School. They stop by in the hall to talk with you. They spend time with you. If you feel like you need the school to be there for you as a parent, ISHCMC is there for you.

Romina Campana


It’s very beneficial for my daughter in terms of building up skills, like speaking skills, writing skills, and reading skills. There’s a lot of choices in secondary. And then students have to choose by themselves. What I am, Who am I, What I like,…  my daughter loves that and she is willing to learn more.

Nao Osanai


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The connections you make at ISHCMC guide you far into the future. Even after graduation, the sense of belonging and connection to the school remains strong. The network has opened doors to incredible opportunities, from professional connections to lifelong friendships.



I think having co-curricular activities are fun because you can learn outside of school and make new friends. Also, because having after school activities allows me to do what I want to do.


ISHCMC Student

Enroll your child today and set them on the path to greatness with IELP (Grade 6-7)!

IS HCMC’s IELP provides students with the ability to communicate confidently and engage with diverse cultures and communities, setting them up for success in both their academic and professional success.

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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