Orange County, California

future occ students

IEC@OCC Mission Statement

The mission of the intensive English language program at the International Education Center at Orange Coast College is to facilitate the acquisition of English for non-native speakers, to prepare them both linguistically and culturally for academic studies and success at the college and/or university level.  

IEC@OCC aims to achieve this mission by:  

  • Maximizing student learning through a student-centered approach to teaching English.
  • Designing class activities that aid the expansion and refinement of the four skills - reading,  writing, listening and speaking.
  • Improving the study and higher-level thinking skills of our students.
  • Encouraging our students to develop academic and personal skills in cross-cultural relationships through the exploration of key people, places and ideas in American culture and other cultures.
  • Implementing select assessment tools for placement accuracy, verification of progress, and recognition of learning.
  • Providing both academic counseling and personal support.
  • Offering a variety of extracurricular activities.
  • Establishing policies that clearly define and regulate the efficient operation of the program.
  • Fostering a supportive, professional environment among faculty and administration.
  • Providing well-qualified instructors teaching in an intensive schedule.