Program of Intensive English

The Program of Intensive English (PIE) classes are designed to improve how you listen to, speak and write English.

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CNM has more than 30 years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language. Our PIE students spend an estimated amount less than $19,052 to attend for two terms. This price includes the cost of tuition, books, and housing.

Program Benefits:

  • Speak better English at work and school.
  • Listen and speak with ease in discussions or meetings.
  • Improve your accent when you present.


International applicants who have one of the following scores can be admitted and receive an I-20 for up to 2 years:

Level 3 (20 hours per week for 6 weeks)

  • TOEFL score between 26-31
  • IELTS score of 4
  • CEFR score of A2
  • Duolingo score of 60

Level 4 (20 hours per week for 6 weeks)

  • TOEFL score between 32-43
  • IELTS score of 4.5
  • CEFR score of B1 low
  • Duolingo score of 65

Level 5 (20 hours per week for 12 weeks)

  • TOEFL score between 44-56
  • IELTS score of 5
  • CEFR score of B1 high
  • Duolingo score of 75

Level 6 (20 hours per week for 12 weeks) 

  • TOEFL score between 57-86
  • IELTS score of 5.5 - 6.5
  • CEFR score of B2
  • Duolingo score of 85

Cost of Attendance

CNM offers affordable tuition rates to our international students. Listed below you will find other expenses that should be considered when budgeting for this educational opportunity. This list is by no means inclusive of all expenses and only provided as a guideline.

Estimated Educational Expenses

2 Terms Cost
(Fall & Spring*)

Tuition and fees


Off-campus housing




Health insurance and miscellaneous


Travel expenses




*Please note: Taking courses in the Summer semester is optional but will require additional tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Global Education Fees:

  • $50 application fee 
  • $100 New Student Orientation fee (first term only)
  • $75 International Student fee (every term)