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International students from all over the world come to Florida to enjoy the beauty, warm weather and culture while they learn to speak English. International students and U.S. Citizens can learn English fast in our Intensive English Program.

Program Overview

  • Caring, qualified teachers with 22 hours of face-to-face class time each week
  • State-of-the-art classrooms and computer labs with free Wi-Fi
  • Free afterschool tutoring in the Learning Enhancement Center
  • Cultural opportunities and enrichment experiences that enhance learning
Program details
  • Five levels: Elementary - Advanced
  • Each level takes one term to complete
  • Three 14 week terms per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer
  • Attend classes four days a week, Monday - Thursday
  • Four classes a day: grammar, reading, writing, and speaking/listening
  • No more than 15 students per class, which provides individual attention for students
  • Guaranteed admission to St. Petersburg College after successfully finishing the Advanced Level
  • View learning outcomes


How to Apply

International Students:

Visit our international students admission page for step-by-step instructions.

Florida Residents:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Part time study available, contact our office for details
Upcoming Classes

Classes are offered at these levels:

  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced
Daily Class Schedule
Class Schedule
Class 1 8:30 am - 9:40 am
Class 2 9:50 am - 11:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Class 3 11:30 am - 12:40 pm
Class 4 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm


Upcoming International Language Institute sessions Start Dates*
Number of Weeks Cost
Summer Term 2020    
May 4, 2020 - Aug. 6, 2020 14 weeks $4,458.64
June 22, 2020 - Aug. 6, 2020* 7 weeks $2,229.32
* late start for new or transfer students only    
New Student Orientation: Apr. 29 & June 17, 2020; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
Fall Term 2020    
Aug. 24, 2020 - Dec. 3, 2020 14 weeks $4,458.64
Oct. 12, 2020 - Dec. 3, 2020* 7 weeks $2,229.32
*late start for new or transfer students only     
New Student Orientation: Aug. 19 & Oct. 7, 2020; 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.  
Spring Term 2021    
Jan. 11, 2021 – April 22, 2021 14 weeks $4,458.64
March 1, 2021 - April 22, 2021* 7 weeks $2,229.32
*late start for new or transfer students only     
New Student Orientation: Jan. 6 & Feb. 24, 2021; 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

After You Finish

Degree Path
The Associate in Arts degree is designed to transfer to a bachelor's degree at a state university or SPC. Along with classes to prepare you for your major at the four-year level, you also take at least 36 hours in these general education areas.

Guaranteed transfer to state universities - Florida's 2+2 system
Once you have earned your A.A. from SPC, you are guaranteed admission as a junior to one of the state's public universities to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or certain Bachelor of Science degrees. In Florida, this is called the 2+2 system, which allows you to pursue a bachelor's degree by first attending a state or community college and then transferring to a four-year institution. At SPC, you take the same general education courses you would take as a freshman and sophomore at a university, but you get smaller classes and lower tuition costs - about 40 percent less than Florida's public universities. Explore SPC's A.A. transfer degree options. Exceptions to the 2+2 guarantee The 2+2 guarantee, however, does not automatically grant you admission to high demand universities or certain limited access programs and majors, as access to these is very competitive. Admission to these programs may require an additional admission process and can be based on GPA and completing the foreign language requirement and all common prerequisites.

Contact Us

Call: +1 727-341-4445 to speak with a program specialist.

E-mail: IntensiveEnglish@spcollege.com

Fax: 727-538-7228

Location: SPC EpiCenter Campus, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater, FL 33760

Enjoy the beaches, theme parks and Florida culture

SPC Intensive English Program students enjoy cultural opportunities and enrichment experiences that enhance learning. St. Petersburg College is close to beaches, museums and theme parks like Busch Gardens®, Magic Kingdom® at Walt Disney World, EPCOT®, Sea World®, and Universal Studios Florida®.

Learn English in Florida

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance the reading, writing, grammar, listening, and speaking proficiencies of nonnative speakers of English through intensive, active engagement in a learning community.

CEAThe Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period August 2017 through August 2021 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.

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