Youth English Program (YEP)

This program can take place either on Valencia's West Campus or Osceola Campus based on demand and enrollment. The classrooms are in close proximity to each other and near the advisor and coordinator's offices, the student lounge, and Student Services. With supportive staff, highly trained instructors, state of the art facilities, students start learning and improving their English from day one. This is a 2, 3 or 4-week program based on requests and enrollment.

2024 Start Dates:

  • January 16 (West Campus)
  • June 17-July 12 (Osceola Campus)
    • No class on July 4 & 5 (holiday weekend)
    • 2, 3, or 4-week program based on demand

2025 Start Dates:

  • January 13 (West Campus)
    • No class on June 20 (MLK Day)
    • 2-week program (extension possible based on demand)
  • June 16 (Osceola Campus)
    • No class on July 4 (Independance Day)
    • 2-4 week program (based on demand)
  • July 7 (West Campus or Osceola Campus based on enrollment)

Features

  • Students receive a certificate of completion on their last day of class.
  • Each level takes up to four weeks to complete.
  • Three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
  • Classes generally meet Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).
  • Students may  or may not complete the whole level depending on how long they stay.
  • Each level covers different objectives and topics.

Placement

Students are placed in one of the three program levels based on the results of an English placement test completed online at home before the start of class.

Certificate

The students' performance will be evaluated through their attendance and participation in the class activities which make them practice the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Certificates of completion indicate the course level and number of hours that the student attended.

Course Materials

Each course level has its own textbook provided by Valencia College. Instructors will give students their book on the first day of class. Students must bring a pen or pencil and paper or a notebook every day to class.