Intensive English Program

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Our Program

The Intensive English Program (IEP 003) at LAU is 12 credits, equivalent to 16 hours of instruction according to our model:


Overview and Outcomes 


If you are accepted to the Lebanese American University with a score between 52-101 on the new EEE or its equivalent, you can join the Intensive English Program (IEP). We offer the IEP modules twice a year, during fall and spring semesters to matriculated LAU students to align their English language proficiency to university standards. If you meet the requirements at the end of the semester, you will be eligible to join the university as a regular student. You may repeat the course up to 3 times.

Our Intensive English Program emphasizes interactive learning to help enhance your speaking, listening, reading, and writing in ways that are immediately useful to university life and real world settings.

During the semester, you will read and analyze different texts critically, take notes during lectures, write well-organized texts, engage in speaking exercises and give oral presentations.


By the end of the program, you will be well-integrated in your regular university programs. You will be equipped with the necessary skills such as note-taking, reading and analyzing lectures, textbooks or any other material, writing well-organized texts, and properly communicating with peers and professors in English.

Course Description 

ENG003 Intensive English III

[16, 0 cr.]

A non-credit advanced level English course aimed at bridging the gap between Intensive English and English 009, Fundamentals of Academic English. Emphasis is placed on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills taught in 3 different modules according to an integrated content-based approach.

Pre-requisite: New EEE score of 52 or its equivalent* 


The cut-off scores for IBT, EEE, SAT Writing, ACT Writing, IELTS and DET are presented in the following table:




ACT writing New EEE IELTS Duolingo DET Redesigned Paper Based English Courses
55-66 18-22 5-6 52-101 5.5-6 85-100 42-50 Intensive III