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Spring International Language Center, Littleton (SILC)

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Littleton, Colorado]


  • Students who complete Level 6 are accepted by Arapahoe Community College and the Community College of Denver without the TOEFL
  • Participate in organized activities and try river rafting, hiking or skiing in the Rocky Mountains, bungee jumping or enjoy seasonal barbeques in the park
  • Enjoy living in Denver, one of the nation’s most beautiful cities with stunning Rocky Mountain views and over 300 days of sunshine each year

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  • Information
    • About the ESL School
    • Founded in 1979, Spring International Language Center is a highly-respected private language school that operates on the campus of the University of Arkansas and in Littleton, Colorado. In its long history, Spring has provided outstanding English language and test preparation instruction, as well as comprehensive student services, to students from more than 90 countries around the world. While studying in Spring International’s friendly, caring and supportive environment, students acquire the linguistic, cultural and scholastic skills essential to succeed in an American academic environment. Hundreds of Spring graduates have gone on to study at colleges throughout the United States, while many after completing the Advanced level are accepted by schools such as Arapahoe Community College and the Community College of Denver for degree and certificate studies. Conditional admission is also available to Spring students to attend the University of Northern Colorado, the University of Southern Colorado and the University of Arkansas. In their spare time, students have opportunities to participate in arranged activities and to practice their English in real-life situations. A Conversation Partners program is also available to students want to improve their listening and speaking practice with native English speakers. Spring International is fully accredited by CEA (The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) and is a proud member of EnglishUSA (AAIEP) (The American Association of Intensive English Programs) which promotes professional standards and high-quality English programs.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private English School
      Establishment : 1979
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 100
      Average Class Size : 10
      Student Adviser : Available
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Internet Access : On-Campus
      Tuition : Low
      Activities : Frequently Available
      Location : Suburban
      Transportation : Train, Bus, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Spring International Language Center is an intensive English language program which prepares international students for American universities—including English language mastery, advanced research skills, academic writing, and cultural orientation. Founded in 1979, the program has six levels of courses—from elementary to advanced—and an expert ESL faculty, some with more than 20 years of teaching experience. Successful graduation from this program allows admission to host universities without a TOEFL score requirement. Spring International also offers special short courses on request and has an excellent homestay program.

      Shirlaine Castellino, Director
      Spring International Language Center, Littleton
    • Spring International Language Center, Littleton
      2575 W. Church Avenue
      Littleton, Colorado  80120  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (303) 797-0100
      FAX: +1 (303) 797-0127
      E-mail: info@spring.edu
      Website: http://www.spring.edu
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • Spring International, Littleton has hosted thousands of students from around the world. Recently, the majority of students have come to the school from Asia, including Japan (15%), Korea (15%) and Taiwan (10%). Students are also from countries in Latin America (15%), Europe, Middle East, Africa and others.
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • Spring International instructors are trained, highly-qualified professionals holding at the minimum master’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or in related fields. Many instructors have published academic English textbooks, as well as lived overseas while all instructors have extensive training and experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • The school provides students with the opportunity to enjoy a homestay experience. Homestays are a beneficial living option for those students who want to experience the local culture as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • Spring International Language Center, Littleton is located in the friendly suburban town of Littleton which is located south of the major city of Denver, Colorado. With approximately 40,000 residents, Littleton is an ideal environment for students as it provides spectacular views of the neighboring Rocky Mountains where students can go skiing and snowboarding. Other popular activities in town include golf, hiking and shopping. After classes and on the weekends, downtown Denver is a quick train ride away. As the capital and largest city in the state of Colorado, Denver is home to 556,000 residents and is nicknamed “The Mile High City” due to its official elevation as being one mile above sea level. The city’s high elevation bestows magnificent views for many Denver homes of the Rockies, the surrounding plains and the metropolitan area. As an outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise, Denver is alive with activity with the nation’s largest city park system, 90 golf courses and 650 miles of paved bike trails. The city’s downtown area is enjoyed by locals for its mile-long pedestrian promenade that is lined with outdoor cafés, a restored historic district filled with 90 bars and brewpubs, and glorious mountain views visible from every street. Less than an hour away from downtown Denver lies some of the best skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking, whitewater rafting and rock-climbing opportunities in the world. Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers 15 ski lifts, 100+ ski trails and its famous experts-only, “Extreme Limits” terrain while Keystone, Snowmass and Steamboat are all world-class ski resorts that offer the very best ski experience during the winters and golf, mountain biking, fishing and rafting experiences during the summers.
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
    • Conditional Admission to the university is available for qualified students who complete the ESL program.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Program

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Program is offered in 5- and 9-week sessions throughout the year. Students enrolled in the program receive 23 hours of classroom instruction per week. This program is ideal for students who want to study intensively in preparation to enroll in an American college or university or to gain practical professional advancement.

      The program is offered at 6 levels of instruction from Beginning to Advanced. Upon their arrival at the center, students are given a placement exam to ensure proper placement into an ability level. The curriculum is designed to cover all fundamental language skill areas: Reading, Writing, Grammar and Listening/Speaking. In addition to their core curriculum, students have a choice to study an additional topic pertinent to their interests such as: Accent Improvement, Computer Lab, TOEFL Preparation, Business English, Pronunciation and others. For those students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree program in the United States, Spring International provides free college placement counseling; the center also assists students in completing their applications and editing students’ personal statements. Students who successfully complete Level 6 are accepted by Arapahoe Community College and the Community College of Denver without the TOEFL. Conditional admission may also be available to academically-qualified students to the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Southern Colorado.

      Outside of the classroom, students have opportunities to participate in arranged activities, practice their English in real-life situations and try something new such as river rafting and kayaking, hiking, snowboarding or skiing in the Rocky Mountains, and bungee jumping. A Conversation Partners program is also available to students want to improve their listening and speaking practice with native English speakers. Conversation partners meet informally one hour per week to talk with one another and participate in social activities together.

      Classroom sizes average 10 students per class with a maximum of 15 students. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 5,9 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: F-1 Student Visa Required (I-20 Form Issued Upon Request)
      HOUSING: Homestay
    • Dates
    • 2019
      5 WEEKS:
      2/4 - 3/84/15 - 5/176/24 - 7/269/16 - 10/18
      11/18 - 12/20

      9 WEEKS:
      3/18 - 5/175/28 - 7/268/19 - 10/1810/21 - 12/20
    • Fees
      US$ 125
      TUITION FEE (2019)
      5 WEEKS US$ 1,800
      9 WEEKS US$ 3,200
      US$ 200
      5 WEEKS US$ 840 N/A N/A
      9 WEEKS US$ 1,680 N/A N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Included Free Of Charge
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Housing fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United States Littleton, Colorado
    • Location
      Spring International Language Center, Littleton
      2575 W. Church Avenue Littleton, Colorado  80120  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Denver International Airport:
      Spring International arranges airport pick-up service that is free-of-charge and brings students directly to the center in approximately 40 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport to take students to the center.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.7
      School Environment: 4.7
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.8
      Activities and Social Life: 4.4
      Accommodation: 4.6


    • There are 11 reviews for this school

    • Yao Zheng
      [ Beijing, China, Age 20 ]  2018/3/30
      6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
      Strong and helpful teachers. Great to help all of the international students either in study or with life problems. Everything here is happy to help students solve problems.
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      [ Seoul, South Korea ]  2018/3/30
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      Good for Students That Want to Go to College or University
      All of the teachers are qualified to teach English. But students should do their extra study to improve their English in a short time.
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      Bader Khalil
      [ Misuata, Libya, Age 34 ]  2018/3/30
      2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
      The Best School
      When I came to the US, I studied at 3 schools, then I came to Spring International which made me willing more and more to learn English and explore different cultures. I am thankful because I have had the best teachers ever at Spring.
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      [ Medellin, Colombia, Age 30 ]  2018/3/30
      They Prepare The Students Very Well
      The school is awesome. The professors help us the best they can and all the people are very nice. They definitely give you a lot of homework!
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      Lu Cheng Wei
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Age 20 ]  2018/3/30
      Quality of This School
      This school is truly helpful for foreign students. Especially for the students who have weak skills in reading and writing. The teachers are wheeling to teach students how to write an academic essay. Also there are some truly friendly teachers such as Kristine, FC, Susan B, Carol and Colleen. Not to mention they are the best English teachers I have ever met. More important thing is that Ashley and Christine help me with my I-20 problem. Therefore, Spring International Language Center is an amazing school for me.
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      Tsetseglenjargal Naidan
      [ Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ]  2018/3/30
      Quality of Education
      I love this school because everyone helps me to improve my English. Every person is very friendly and kind. Also teaching English is taught high quality. When I finished this school, my dream came true
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      [ Bengazi, Libya, Age 30 ]  2018/3/27
      The Best English School Ever
      I was a student at Spring School. I have also tried another English school but my experience at Spring was the best. Is the best school for whoever wants to learn English as a second language or for Academic purpose. Spring has prepared me for university. I'm so proud to be a Spring alumni. Spring is and will always be my favorite English school. I really recommend this school.
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      Yin Ban / BanBan
      [ Beijing, China, Age 34 ]  2018/3/27
      Spring International Language Center is the best!
      I was studying at this school for one year and enjoyed all of my experience of this school. Teachers are professional and nice that makes me feel like home. I recommend Spring International language Center as the first choice of the English language programs.
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      Virginia Alonso Cano
      [ Madrid, Spain, Female ]  2016/3/31
      0 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      The school has a complete program with six levels and in all the levels, reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and other subjects are taught. The school brings American people to talk to us for speaking and treats students as people first.
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      Misaki Nagatoshi
      [ Tokyo, Japan, Female ]  2016/3/31
      Teachers and Staff are So Kind
      Today I graduated from Spring and I'm sure this is a really nice school because I always felt like I was at home and teachers and staff are so kind. I will never forget the memory I spent time in school with them. Also, my English skills were improved for sure. I really appreciate Spring International school.
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      Guy Bisuku
      [ Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Male ]  2016/3/31
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      The Best School to Perfect My English
      As a French speaker, I had to find the best school to help me perfect my English as quickly as possible, so I could easily express my knowledge and thoughts and continue on to complete my studies. Many of my successful friends told me about Spring International’s intensive English program. After my English studies at Spring, I was ready to reach my goals. The program covered all aspects of English that helped me to get a job as a Credit Service Specialist and to go on to university.
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