English schools in the USA and Canada
The Loyola Intensive English Program (LIEP) part of Loyola University New Orleans, has been providing high quality English language training since 1976. LIEP prepares students from around the world to use English in an academic or professional setting. Because LIEP is small and personal, you receive individual attention both in and outside of class.
Rigorous, intensive preparation for academic success
Highly qualified instructors with many years of experience teaching ESL
Institutional TOEFL given three times a year at no extra cost
University Class Observations
University Credit Courses for qualified LIEP students
Individual tutoring with native English speakers
On-campus housing with English speaking roommates
Located in New Orleans, an exciting city with great music, wonderful food, beautiful architecture and world famous festivals
LIEP is a member and has met the standards of the American Association of Intensive English Programs (AAIEP).
The Loyola Intensive English Program offers English instruction at the intermediate and advanced levels. Classes meet five days per week for a total of 20 weekly hours. Instruction focuses on communication skills in spoken and written English as well as a thorough grounding in English grammar. At the beginning of each semester, you will be tested and evaluated for placement at the appropriate level. You may enroll in successive terms until you achieve the necessary English skills to meet your needs.
Intermediate Level: At the intermediate level, you are introduced to all aspects of English through carefully guided class exercises which rapidly improve your listening skills, verbal fluency, writing skills, and reading comprehension. Audio and video materials, field trips, and cultural activities are designed to increase your language skills so that you can independently participate in U.S. life on campus and in the community.
Advanced Level: The advanced level offers an exciting, integrated, and academically rigorous curriculum. Through a wide range of written assignments and oral presentations, and through discussions, lectures, debates, and dramatizations, you are made thoroughly familiar with U.S. customs and culture.
Loyola Courses for Credit
Intensive English students at the advanced level may qualify to take two LIEP courses for academic credit while enrolled in two other academic classes. An application for admission as an academic student, along with a high school or university transcript, must be submitted to Loyola University.
TOEFL: Measuring Progress
An institutional TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is administered three times a year; at end of the two 15-week sessions and at the end of the eight-week summer session. LIEP also has designed its own writing and speaking tests, which are used along with the TOEFL to measure your progress at all levels.
Certificates and Evaluation Reports
You will receive a certificate and an evaluation report at the end of each session. At midterm, your advisor will meet with you individually to give you a progress report including test scores and written comments by your instructors. You will be given advice on how to further improve your oral/aural and writing skills.
Special Programs for Groups
LIEP also offers specially designed programs for groups from schools, agencies, or other organizations, including international corporations interested in improving the English skills of their employees.
About Loyola University New Orleans
Superior Education and a Great Location
Our students study English in the stimulating environment of Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit University founded by the Society of Jesus in 1912. Recognized as an outstanding academic institution, Loyola is listed among the 10 best regional colleges and universities in the southern United States.
Loyola enrolls over 5,000 students from all 50 states and over 48 countries. Degrees are offered in 60 undergraduate fields and 16 graduate programs. Loyola’s 24-acre campus is located in the beautiful university area of New Orleans. The city’s historic streetcar stops in front of the university and runs downtown and to the world-famous French Quarter in less than 30 minutes.
Across from Loyola is Audubon Park shaded by magnificent live oak trees. In the park, you will find recreational facilities such as running and bicycle paths and the city zoo, rated among the best in the United States. Audubon Park borders the banks of the Mississippi River where you can enjoy a leisurely afternoon bicycling, picnicking, or just watching the passing river traffic.