What is IELP?

The Intensive English Language Program (IELP) is an 18-week English course offered to Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) college graduates at selected sites across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Students enter the program by the Cambridge English Placement Test (CEPT). CEPT results are then refined via Narrow Streaming Tests (NST). NST is a quality control measure for student placement and is conducted by our in-house ESL teaching professionals.


The 18-week program is adapted from Cambridge UNLOCK and caters for students with CEFR proficiency levels ranging from Pre-A1 to B1 and beyond.

The UNLOCK series is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, a classification of learning objectives, ranging from lower-order to higher-order thinking skills. Therefore, in addition to basic interpersonal communication skills acquisition,  the curriculum covers cognitive academic language proficiency (Cummins, 1979).

Students are guided through the thinking and information gathering process, developing the ability to think creatively, logically, and critically – a necessity for academic success and success in the world of work.


Coursework is supplemented by an e-learning component accessible via the Cambridge Learning Management System (CLMS) and Cambridge Pocket mobile application – available on Android and iOS.

CLMS undeniably constitutes extension content to the Unlock student guides in that it’s distinctly correlated to the course content, layout and themes.


Our primary aim is to see students transition from one CEFR level to the next.

The keyword being ‘Intensive’, the program offers students the opportunity to practice fundamental comprehension and productive skills daily in an environment that embraces modern and traditional approaches to ESL teaching and learning.

Through the IELP, we create meaningful learning experiences and set solid foundations for academic success.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: (1879-1955)

‘Education is not the learning of facts; but the training of the mind to think’.