THE ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM
THE ACADEMIC ENGLISH PROGRAM
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 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||While an English test score is required, there is no minimum score required to start.||Not Applicable|
|Session II (Mid-Semester Start)||8 weeks|
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|
|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|
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.
STARTING YOUR FALL SEMESTER STUDIES? YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCOUNT.
We are delighted to offer a fee reduction with early tuition payment.* Students enrolled in the fall semester may be eligible for eligible for the following discounts:
- Option 1: Students who pay their full balance by May 3rd will lock into last year’s tuition. They will also receive an exclusive academic year discount. Undergraduate students will receive $1,500 off their tuition, while graduate students will receive $500.
- Option 2: Students who pay their full balance by May 31st will lock into last year’s cost for tuition only. Pricing will rise after this date.
*Students on payment plans are not eligible. Students participating in the 2-3 term Academic English bundle are not eligible. Please note that this offer is only valid for students participating in fall intake.