Pathway is the Intensive English Language Program (IELP) of the Corban Language Institute

Learning a new language is hard work but the Corban Language Institute is small and supportive environment to help students reach their goals.

Students live in an English immersion environment on the Corban University campus, have high quality teachers, supportive advisers and one-on-one tutors to help to help them learn what is needed to be successful at an American university.

A1 through B1 classes apply towards visa requirements but do not receive undergraduate credit (below 100 level).

When you reach B2 level, you can get Foreign Language elective credits which you can apply to a Bachelor of Arts degree.  Then at the C level students begin to take at least one class with American students.

To graduate from the Pathway program, a student must achieve a 520 on the TOEFL. This is the minimum entrance score for Corban University’s Undergraduate program.

Example class schedules:

B1 – Low Intermediate (16 credits)
IE051 Low Intermediate Grammar and Conventions
IE052 Low Intermediate Academic Reading
IE053 Low Intermediate Listening & Speaking
IE054 Low Intermediate Academic Writing
IE035 Fitness for Pathway
TH101 Introduction to the Christian Faith

C1- Advanced (13 credits)
IE123 Advanced Reading & Writing
IE131 Advanced Grammar
ID113 Becoming a Master Student
CO102 Fundamentals of Speech*
HP121 Human Performance Fitness*
*courses with American students

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Corban Language Institute Levels:

  • A1 – Basic  | TOEFL: 310-350
  • A2 – High Basic | TOEFL: 350-400
  • B1 – Low Intermediate | TOEFL: 400-450
  • B2 – High Intermediate | TOEFL: 450-500
  • C1 – Advanced | TOEFL: 500-510
  • C2 – High Advanced | TOEFL: 510-520

To move from one level to the next, you must pass all your classes and reach the required TOEFL level.

For me, Corban is a bridge to get my goals and get a better education.

Pathway Student