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At Southeast, we provide many resources and activities for Intensive English Program students. Find important information and documents that will help you succeed in your online or on-campus program.

IEP Student Handbook

The Intensive English Program Student Handbook includes information for current students including important dates, courses, student resources, and more.

Conversation Partners

The Conversation Partners program matches IEP students with Southeast student volunteers for conversation practice and cultural exchange. 

  • Conversation Partners usually meet 1-2 hours each week.
  • Meetings happen on campus, around Cape Girardeau, or on Zoom. Partners work together to schedule meetings at a convenient time and place.
  • Through Conversation Partners, IEP students gain confidence, experience U.S. culture, and get involved on campus. U.S. volunteers improve intercultural communication skills, learn about another culture, and help new students engage with the Southeast community.

IEP students sign up for a Conversation Partner during the first week of classes each term. Students who are interested in volunteering may contact the Intensive English Programs at (573) 986-6863 or

Coffee Hour

During Coffee Hour, we invite students from every IEP level to talk, play games, and have fun. You can stop by for a few minutes or the whole hour.

Coffee Hour is a great way to:

  • Make new friends
  • Learn about different cultures
  • Improve your English skills
  • Enjoy free coffee, tea, and snacks!

Coffee Hour schedules are posted in classroom buildings each term.


The IEP library provides books and magazines for every IEP level. You can find a book for your Reading & Vocabulary class assignment, or just practice reading about the topics that interest you. You'll find the library in the Interational Village classroom building B, open whenever classes are in session.

Student Resources

The Intensive English Program helps you connect with Southeast services that help you succeed.

Academic Support

Southeast Portal - The Southeast portal is where you'll access email, see final class grades, check your account balance, and find important resources.

SupportNETSupportNET provides a central location to connect you to people and services that can help you succeed.

Canvas - Canvas is where you will see information about your classes and submit assignments.

Information Technology - Information Technology is a great source for students to learn about technology at Southeast, including student account access and resource guides.

IEP Level Descriptions

IEP Level or
CEFR Level Number of Weeks Description (adapted from the CEFR Level)
English Foundations Pre A1 -A1+ 8 Can understand and use familiar expressions. Can communicate in simple interactions when the other person talks slowly and clearly.
1 A2 8 Can understand and use some familiar expressions. Can interact in a very simple way provided the other person talks very slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
2 A2+ 8 Can initiate, maintain, and close simple interactions, and can produce some simple text, when the topic is related to familiar or personal matters.
3 B1 8 Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
4 B1+ 8 Can understand most main ideas on more complex academic text. Can interact with some hesitation, produce connected text related to events, and give some simple reasons and explanations.
5 B2 8 Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Grad Cap B2+ - C1 16 Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
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