Intensive Academic English Preparation (IAEP)

The Lincoln University Intensive Academic English Preparation follows the mission of the University by providing the English language skills essential to a university-level education. By developing prerequisite language skills, the IAEP supports students entering academic studies, including the University's general education, undergraduate and graduate programs in business administration, or allied health programs. The skill areas of reading, composition, grammar, listening comprehension, and speaking are taught. Although the IAEP classes are non-credit, the students are graded.

The IAEP strives to supplement classroom instruction by making available to the students the use of the computer lab. The lab has a qualified assistant available to help students during most open hours. The university library is also available for use by the IAEP students. The IAEP classes are small and conducted by qualified English instructors. The Faculty is qualified by academic background and experience. They also possess an understanding of cultural differences and are sensitive to the needs of international students. Faculty members are available to help with academic concerns as well as other issues. The delivery system for the IAEP combines classroom instruction with media enrichment and a variety of communicative experiences such as field trips and cultural events.

The IAEP can be given in different levels of difficulty. It emphasizes working with the student at his or her level and advancing to the targeted level of proficiency. Tutorial help is available when requested. A student wishing to continue education in the university’s academic program after completing IAEP is required to take the English tests on campus and to receive the passing score.

DESCRIPTION OF THE INTENSIVE ACADEMIC ENGLISH PREPARATION
Courses

Titles

Hours per week

 

IAEP 1

Writing

4

NC

IAEP 2

Conversation / Speech

4

NC

IAEP 3

Reading Comprehension

4

NC

IAEP 4

Grammar

4

NC

IAEP 5

Vocabulary

4

NC

 

English Open Lab

optional

NC

 

Total hours per week

20+

 

Admission to the IAEP is open to international students who have completed the educational equivalent of U.S. high schools.

Fees and Schedule
Price: $3,250 per sixteen weeks ($650 per course); students are also subject to $75 application fee and all regular semester fees.

Required Documentation for Application
1. Application Form;
2. One passport-size photograph;
3. Passport copy;
4. Bank statement or a letter showing a minimum balance of $7,035 for the four months’ educational and living expenses (for foreign students only).