Improve your English skills to meet your academic goals!
Enroll in a semester-long or eight-week Intensive English program now to best prepare you for academic success.

Benefits to You:

  • No minimum test score required: Receive a full offer for Academic English and be placed into the appropriate-level class upon arrival.
  • Build confidence: Live and thrive on campus as you improve your English. Participating in campus life will help you adjust to your new home and achieve academic success.


This LSU Global program aligns with the university semester. Students study English for academic purposes in a university classroom setting. The Core English language curriculum consists of six levels, aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


Courses prepare degree-seeking students to efficiently read academic texts, write coherent academic assignments, and participate in their classroom lectures and discussions with confidence. Students will take:

  • Listening and Speaking: 10 hours
    Students focus on improving their listening and speaking skills for the academic realm. They listen to and analyze talks and conversations, participate in group work activities, practice various presentation styles, and learn note-taking skills.
  • Reading and Writing: 10 hours
    Students are exposed to variety of texts to prepare them for their academic coursework. They practice different genres of writing, are introduced to using citations, and learn annotation and other strategies.

Total Weekly Classroom Hours = 20 hours

Program Details

Program Length Program Curriculum Entry Requirements Credits Earned Toward Degree
Program duration varies based on level of English proficiency and intake period. Students may be required to take additional semesters of Academic English until they meet the standard progression requirement.
Full Session 16 weeks (8 weeks during summer) Listening and Speaking Reading and Writing No English test score is required; there is no minimum score required to start. Not Applicable
Session II (Mid-Semester Start) 8 weeks

Undergraduate Progression

Following completion of your Academic English program you will progress into the program, that is right for you depending on your academic background and English-language proficiency.

Anticipated Program Program Duration English Language
Extended Accelerator Program 3 Semesters IELTS 5.0 or Equivalent

Important Dates

Program Session Deadline Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Full Session Application Deadline December 13, 2019 May 8, 2020
Full Session Move-In Date December 5, 2019 June 8, 2020
Full Session Program Start Date December 6, 2019 June 9, 2020
Session II (Mid-Semester Start) Application Deadline February 14, 2020 N/A
Session II (Mid-Semester Start) Move-In Date March 11, 2020 N/A
Session II (Mid-Semester Start) Program Start Date March 12, 2020 N/A


Program Session Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Full Session $6,500 USD $3,250 USD
Session II
(Mid-Semester Start)
$3,250 USD N/A

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change. The total cost of tuition will depend on program duration and number of semesters required. Tuition does not include housing, dining, or other living expenses. Preferential choice of housing option is limited; however all students will ultimately be placed in one of the available accommodations.

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