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Laureate English Program

Intensive Academic English Program

Through hands-on, project-based learning, The Laureate English Program (LEP) at Kendall College prepares students to succeed in university degree programs where English is the language of instruction. While developing their English language proficiency, students move towards their college and career goals by engaging with other academic departments at Kendall and with the city of Chicago at large.

  • Project-based learning opportunities which allow you to integrate your field of study into your study of English and to develop your skills in context
  • 3 level program: intermediate, high intermediate, and advanced
  • 10 weeks, 23 hours per week, 5-days per week
  • Hands-on faculty and small class size (6-12 students) for a maximum of individualized daily feedback and instruction
  • Dedicated English, writing and math support at Kendall’s Academic Success Center
  • Opportunities to engage with other academic programs at Kendall
  • Opportunity to study on a diverse international campus—our student body represents more than 50 countries
  • Kendall is ranked as the most international and one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts colleges in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Edition of Best Colleges
  • The English Pathway Scholarship is available to participants who subsequently elect to pursue a degree at Kendal
  • Preparation for English Proficiency Exams like TOEFL, IELTS or PTE

Evidence of English proficiency:
– 34 or higher on TOEFL iBT
– 4.5 or higher on IELTS
– 30 or higher on Pearson Test of English (PTE)

To learn more, contact an international enrollment advisor at +1.312.752.2099, review this document or email


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