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Program Overview  
Program Structure  
IEP Learning Outcomes  
Admission to the Program  

Program Structure

The IEP offers two semesters of instruction in reading, writing, grammar, listening, and speaking; presentations; guided and extensive reading; and special topics courses. Students are required to take one special topics course in each respective semester in addition to the Habits for Success course in Semester II.

In each of Semester I and Semester II, students study 23.75 instructional hours per week: 12.5 hours of reading and writing courses, and 11.25 hours of oral communication courses, including 2.5 hours a week of tutoring and writing support in the Learning Lab.

Duration Of IEP Language Study

The length of time required to complete the Intensive English Program varies with the language ability, background, and performance of the student in his/her studies. Students who enter the program require one or two semesters to complete the objectives and attain the necessary skills for admission into the degree programs of the university.

Methods Of Instruction

The IEP faculty is qualified, trained, and experienced in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), specifically for academic purposes (EAP). The program delivers the curriculum by applying a range of pedagogical strategies appropriate for learners of English as a second language. These strategies are inclusive of Communicative Language Learning & Cognitive Academic Learning approaches. Class enrollment capacity is controlled to provide optimal learning and teaching within groups and on a one-on-one basis.

Advancement To The Undergraduate Program

Students enrolled in Semester II of the Intensive English Program should seek advising assistance from the Academic Advising Center to facilitate a smooth transition to the undergraduate program.

Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion provides proof of English language skills to undergraduate admissions. Students who complete Semester II with a a grade of "C" or above are exempt from the English admissions test and TOEFL exam required for post-secondary programs at the American University of Kuwait.





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