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Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP)

Intensive English, Academic English, Global Business English and SVIEP Online [Redwood City, California]


  • TOEFL / IELTS scores are NOT required for admission. SVIEP Online
  • Guaranteed college admission after completing Level 4
  • Small classes with personal attention from experienced instructors with Master’s in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and related fields
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Public Community Colleges
      Establishment : 2015
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / WASC, ACCJC
      Enrollment : 25
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Available
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from SVIEP in Silicon Valley!

      Have you considered improving your English so you can attend college in the United States? On behalf of the Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP) of the San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley, I am excited to share with you how SVIEP can help you achieve your dreams!

      SVIEP Benefits for Students

      1. SVIEP Offers an Accelerated Pathway to English Proficiency.
      a. SVIEP offers five start dates per year in January, March, June, August, and October.
      b. Each session is 8 weeks long and offers 4 levels of instruction per session.

      2. SVIEP Provides Guaranteed Admission to San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
      a. Guaranteed admission to Cañada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline College for students who successfully complete SVIEP Level 4!
      b. Since our launch in Fall 2016, 90% of SVIEP graduates have chosen to matriculate into our three colleges!
      c. See our pathway banner below for your pathway to success!

      3. SVIEP Accepts Students Age 16 and Older
      a. SVIEP accepts students who are 16 years old with High School diploma or HS Equivalency. Students 18 years or older may provide HS diploma or transcripts.
      i. Students who have completed the Cambridge O Levels or the IGCSE with successful completion of at least 5 courses in the O level with an IGCSE certificate may submit their exam results for acceptance as a High School equivalency.

      More About SVIEP Online Classes

      Jonathan Bissell
      Executive Director
      Community, Continuing and Corporate Education
      San Mateo County Community College District
    • Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP)

      4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
      Redwood City, California  94061-1099  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (650) 381-3515
      FAX: +1 (650) 574-6104
      E-mail: goday@smccd.edu
      Website: https://smccd.edu/sviep/
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program / SVIEP Online

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 4 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 8,12,16,24,32 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 18 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
    • Dates
    • 2021
      4 WEEKS:
      11/15 - 12/16

      4 WEEKS:
      1/18 - 2/142/15 - 3/103/14 - 4/144/18 - 5/12
      8 WEEKS:
      1/18 - 3/103/14 - 5/12

    • Costs
      US$ 50
      TUITION FEE (2021 - 2022)
      8-12 WEEKS US$ 1,995 (Online Rate)
      16 WEEKS US$ 4,495
      24 WEEKS US$ 6,995
      32 WEEKS US$ 9,490
      8 WEEKS US$ 3,000 N/A N/A
      16 WEEKS US$ 6,000 N/A N/A
      24 WEEKS US$ 9,000 N/A N/A
      32 WEEKS US$ 11,928 N/A N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      Student Arranged (Taxi, Bus or Car Service)
      Tuition Deposit
      US$ 500
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Redwood City, California
    • Location
      Silicon Valley Intensive English Program (SVIEP)

      4200 Farm Hill Blvd. Redwood City, California  94061-1099  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From San Francisco International Airport:
      It is the students’ responsibility to arrange their own transportation from the airport to campus. Taxis are available at the airport. It will cost approximately US$ 25 and will arrive on campus in 20 minutes.
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